New Details on GAME OF THRONES Season 8 Which Will Feature The Biggest and Most Epic Battle Ever
The final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones is upon us and it sounds like it’s going to deliver the most epic battle that the fans have ever seen in anything in film or TV.
Seriously! That’s what is being teased in a new report on EW covering Season 8 of Game of Thrones! If hearing this doesn’t get you even more excited for the final season, I don’t know what will.
Whenever I think of the most epic battle ever created, my mind always goes to The Lord of the Rings. I haven’t seen anything that compares to what we saw in those films yet, so if Game of Thrones can pull it off… that would be amazing.
If you don’t want to know anything else about the final season of Game of Thrones, I’m going to throw up a spoiler warning. But, there are no major spoilers revealed.
If you’re wondering how the final season will start out, EW teases it saying:
Season 8 opens at Winterfell with an episode that contains plenty of callbacks to the show’s pilot. Instead of King Robert’s procession arriving, it’s Daenerys and her army. What follows is a thrilling and tense intermingling of characters — some of whom have never previously met, many who have messy histories — as they all prepare to face the inevitable invasion of the Army of the Dead.
It was also revealed that Sansa is not happy about Jon allegiance and relationship with Daenerys. There’s no doubt that from here on out fans are going to be in for a wild ride, especially when it gets to the giant epic battle:
The drama builds to a confrontation with the Army of the Dead that’s expected to be the most sustained action sequence ever made for television or film. One episode — the same that Benioff and Weiss were concerned about pulling off so many years ago — is wall-to-wall action, courtesy of “Battle of the Bastards” director Miguel Sapochnik.
So, that’s some exciting hype and I can’t wait to see how that battle plays out of the course of one entire episode!
The report goes on to say that it took 55 nights to shoot the outdoor scenes to bring this battle to life and then the production moved to the studio where they continued to shoot the same battle "for weeks after that.”
It’s also said that the battle episode will feature “intercuts between multiple characters involved in their own survival storylines that each feels like its own genre.” Damn, that’s awesome!
This battle will not be the finale of the sho, though. The big ending is what comes with the aftermath of the battle. The reporter who covered the set visit talked about that and teased:
“I look around at a meticulously constructed set that I’ve never seen on the show before. Several actors are performing, and I’m stunned: There are characters in the finale that I did not expect. I gradually begin to piece together what has happened in Westeros over the previous five episodes and try not to look like I’m freaking out. There is absolutely nothing more that can be said about that scene at this time.
Let that soak in and a let us know who you would like to see survive at the end of the series. Also, let us know what character you think aren’t going to make it.
Game of Thrones returns at some point in 2019.