Game of Thrones Season 7 Takes Dragons to the Next Level

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Game of Thrones season 7 won’t hold back on its creatures. When the new season comes around, Dany’s dragons will be much bigger than they used to be–even as big as airplanes.

A report from Entertainment Weekly relays a comment from one of the series’ directors about Drogon and company. The source quotes Matt Shakman saying:

“The dragons this year are the size of 747s. Drogon is the biggest of the bunch — his flame is 30-feet in diameter!”

The Boeing 747 is an enormous beast that stretches approximately 230 long and covers a wingspan of 210 feet. Since this is Game of Thrones‘ penultimate season, it makes sense that the series will step up some major aspects of the show.

Danaerys Targaryen’s (Emilia Clarke) dragons started from mere eggs and a distant memory to the people of Westeros and Essos. However, as the series progressed, the dragons also evolved into greater roles.

One of the more notable ones featured a dragon saving Dany from a potential assassination. Drogon, the largest of the three, also proved his loyalty to Dany when she was negotiating a deal to free the Unsullied army and take them for her own.

Believed to have been extinct for more than a hundred years, Dany manages to hatch three of them in Khal Drogo’s funeral. Ever since their birth, the dragons have been fundamental in Dany’s quest to form her massive army before sailing to Westeros.

Game of Thrones Season 7 Theories

Last month, a fan shared photos of the show’s set in Belfast. Game of Thrones fan Kevin Patterson spotted a massive green block with climbing holds.

Fans and sources were quick to deduce that the block could represent a dragon. Meawhile, the climbing holds are for Emilia Clarke. This led many to believe that season 7 will involve a number of scenes showing Dany riding Drogon.

Consequently, this raises the question on whether The Big War teased in the trailer will happen in season 7. Will Dany engage her dragons in a battle against the undead army known as the White Walkers?

At this point it is too early too tell. However, while many think the “song of ice and fire” alludes to Jon Snow’s true parentage, could it also mean the big battle between dragons (fire) and the undead (ice)? Like many thoughts about the series, this is just speculation.

Fans will learn more of the truth when Game of Thrones season 7 starts airing in July 16.

ALSO READ: Season 7 Could be Sansa Stark’s Final Game of Thrones Season

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