With fans eager to see who'll eventually claim the Iron Throne in the final season of HBO's Game of Thrones, the most exciting aspect of the waiting game is the battle that leads to this crowning moment of glory. Now, we have confirmation from the show's creators that this massive brawl -- as well as a good portion of the season itself -- will indeed be even bigger and better than Season 6's "Battle of the Bastards."
"In terms of sheer scope, there is a lot in this season that outstrips the 'Battle of the Bastards' sequence so expertly directed by Miguel Sapochnik," David Benioff and Dan Weiss revealed to The Hollywood Reporter. "We can say this without feeling bad, since most of it was also expertly directed by Miguel Sapochnik."
"Battle of the Bastards" easily stood out as the show's most ferocious action sequence to date, with Kit Harrington's Jon Snow overcoming Ramsay Bolton's forces to take back Winterfell and the North under the Stark banner. This leaves us wondering exactly what the scope will be for this highly anticipated battle, and just who'll be the players involved.
With the White Walkers looming, Jon has aligned with Daenerys Targaryen's army to try to break the Night King, but with Cersei Lannister and Euron Greyjoy forming a coalition of their own, all we can do is await the betrayals and overall bloody spectacle to ensue. What we do know so far is it'll occur in Winterfell, the battle took twice as long to shoot as "Battle of the Bastards" and that it actually takes place midway through the season, which means there'll be a lot of time to soak in its crimson fallout.
Game of Thrones will return for its eighth and final season on April 14, 2019. The HBO drama stars Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark and Kit Harington as Jon Snow.