Are you ready for the ultimate dragon mosh pit? "Game of Thrones" Season 7 is now filming, and Watchers on the Wall has been sharing a steady stream of on-set spoilers. Because the HBO series has been doing so much shooting in the great outdoors, including in Spain, there have been many leaks showing characters in action. However, WoTW's latest report doesn't feature any set footage, it's an update on the massive Dragonpit scene -- which will feature at least 17 "confirmed" characters -- and details on Queen Cersei Lannister's latest big (and probably bad) decision.
Last we saw Daenerys Targaryen, she was headed across the Narrow Sea in the Season 6 finale; spoilers suggest she'll spend at least some time at the Dragonpit in King's Landing, where the Targaryens used to keep their dragons. That's not new intel, but it is new to hear how many major characters will be in a scene there.
Here's WotW's latest update:
"There are seventeen confirmed characters present at the massive Dragonpit scene: Queen Cersei Lannister, Ser Jaime Lannister, Qyburn, Ser Gregor Clegane, Ser Bronn of the Blackwater, King Euron Greyjoy, Queen Daenerys Targaryen, Tyrion Lannister, Ser Jorah Mormont, Missandei, Varys, Theon Greyjoy, King Jon Snow, Ser Davos Seaworth, Brienne of Tarth, Podrick Payne and Sandor Clegane. There may even be more to come! Nothing like this has happened in Game of Thrones ever before. The closest the show got was when the cast was much smaller and two thirds of it came together at Winterfell in the very first episode. Not even the crowded Purple Wedding comes close. This scene promises to be eventful, to say the least."
That's insane! Yes, we should be cautious and remember that nothing is confirmed, and it's possible The Powers That Be are trying to throw fans off the scent with false trails. But that many false trails? No. Too expensive and time-consuming. Besides, knowing what's ahead never stopped book fans from enjoying the show, so just hearing a bunch of characters might be in a big scene together is certainly not going to "spoil" anything. It just makes us want the new season to start NOW.
And now let's discuss the Mad Queen's latest big decision. Sources told WotW that Tycho Nestoris (Mark Gatiss) of the Iron Bank of Braavos is going to head to King's Landing as a debt collector to tell Queen Cersei that the Throne's debt to the Iron Bank is due. Here's the especially intriguing part of that storyline:
"We've learnt that Cersei's way of dealing with the debt will have substantial ramifications in the story."
Hmm. Is there any wildfire left? It does seem like, knowing Cersei, she won't break out a checkbook or start a payment plan. She'll probably end up ticking off another potential enemy. But we'll see. She could surprise us yet.
"Game of Thrones" Season 7 will premiere in summer 2017 on HBO.
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