Finally, an official update from Game of Thrones Season 7 has been released. On the HBO series’ first poster for its seventh installment, the collision of fire and ice thrills many fans.
Fire Versus Ice on First Game of Thrones Season 7 Poster
Season 6 left us with many questions and things to look forward to. And as Game of Thrones is known for keeping their secrets tightly shut, gathering some insights about this upcoming season is not an easy feat.
As of now, things are finally kicking its gears with GoT’s first official poster featuring fire versus ice. As Dany’s dragons make their way to Westeros and the Night King’s army disembark Beyond the Wall, it is only safe to assume and hope that a war of giant dragons and ice zombies are to be waged.
Here's the official teaser poster for Game of Thrones season 7! pic.twitter.com/to7xcsW2C1
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Winter is Here: Wintry Filming Conditions Too
Game of Thrones Season 7 will return later this year than it usually does. The reason behind it is that, for one, winter has finally come and they want to shoot the series in a real wintery setting through pushing filming past December.
And the production did get what they want, and some more. Reportedly, the cast and crew of Game of Thrones braved 100 mile-per-hour winds under a bone-chilling weather in Iceland. They even had to use “super Jeeps” to hurl equipment to the location for up to five hours of usable shooting light each day.
Moreover, the cast who were reported filming – Kit Harrington (Jon Snow), Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth), Joe Dempsie (Gendry), Rory McCann (Sandor Clegane), and Kristofer Hivju (Tormund Giantsbane) – had to reportedly crouch down in their wind-proofed tents amid the wintry conditions when their presence are not needed on a scene. Basically, the cast and crew are suffering for our visual enjoyment once the show returns.
It also underscores the show’s promise that despite their shorter season (with seven episodes out of the usual 10), it is going to be “bigger” in scale and size. That means with the same amount of duration allocated for filming 10 episodes, each episode of this season is going to be more epic.
Most of GoT’s memorable episodes took weeks to finish. For instance, Season 6’s Battle of the Bastards took 25 days to film. And with five months of production for seven episodes, we are definitely in for a treat for Game of Thrones Season 7 when it returns sometime this summer.