SPOILER ALERT! This post has plot spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 7. Proceed at your own risk! Game of Thrones has been gone for quite a while now. Had Season 7 premiered in the same time slot as Season 6, and all before them did, it would be 70% finished by now. The premiere date, instead, is set for July 16th, and we still have quite some wait left to go before we get to it. However, every passing day is bringing us new information about the next season, and the latest one is quite a drop. Tornoto Sun had a chance to be on the sets of Game of Thrones, specifically at the Titanic Studios, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, back in October, and a newly published report now talks about some of the scenes they saw being filmed. Read on!
They saw two seemingly important scenes being filmed. First of all, is a scene from the second episode of Season 7. Toronto Sun reports that the scene starred Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage), Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen), Yara Greyjoy (Gemma Whelan), Ellaria Sand (Indira Varma), Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel) and Lady Olenna Tyrell (Diana Rigg), in what they termed as a heated discussion about the best way to take King’s Landing from Cersei Lannister. The report notes how the females were dominating this discussion. The second episode will be directed by Mark Mylod, who was supervising this scene as expected. The report notes :
“During one take, Mylod told Whelan to simply do a line “flatter,” and she modulated her performance just so. During the close-up on Varma’s Ellaria Sand, he asked the actress to perform her line “cold, but without anger,” and the result was perfect. “
The second scene they saw filming, was set in Winterfell’s banquet hall. It consisted of Jon Snow (Kit Harington), Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner), Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie), Ser Davos (Liam Cunningham), Tormund Giantsbane (Kristofer Hivju) and Lady Lyanna Mormont (Bella Ramsey). They have a discussion about White Walkers, and how they are a problem that needs to be solved right away. Jon Snow, who usually knows nothing, apparently showed his knowledge in this scene, suggesting that they all should start stocking on Dragonglass. He says :
“Dragonglass kills White Walkers, and it’s now more valuable than gold.”
There remains one little detail that you might find intriguing. Here’s a direct quote about it from the report :
“…we watched a small team of workers sculpting a massive dragon skull out of a Mack truck-sized piece of what looked like polystyrene foam. The skull is one of a whopping 40 dragon noggins of various sizes that were destined for a shooting location in Spain for… well, we’re not sure. Dragon graveyard? Flashback sequence? A weird Westerosi garage sale? According to one of the workers, doing the skulls as CGI wasn’t a practical option, as there will be action taking place around – and possibly on – the mammoth props.”
So it seems like we will be seeing some bad-ass dragon skeletons in Season 7. There isn’t a clue about where or why they will show up, but we’re guessing it will be something prominent, and noticeable and might hint at the Dragonpit.
Toronto Sun also reported about a few more interesting things they saw on the sets. First off, they learnt that the sets are torn apart after filming, usually to make room for new sets, while all of the costumes stay back with the production. They also had a chance to take a look at several Season 7 sets, including Cersei’s bedchamber, descibed as “a mysterious earthen dungeon with a sturdy cell door“, Sam and Gilly’s bedroom in Oldtown, and the inside of an Ironborn ship. They also got to see Daenerys’ Dragonstone throne room and Cersei’s massive Seven Kingdoms map floor, the glimpses of both of which have been seen in the Season 7 trailer.
There are more details about their little adventure, so go read the full report here. Got any theories about any details we talked about, above? Tell us in the comments, down below!