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Game of Thrones director Jeremy Podeswa clarifies whether Viserion now breathes Ice or Fire



Game of Thrones Season 7 had a spectacular finale with ‘The Dragon and the Wolf‘, and while it’s been almost a week since it aired, we’re still not over it. The episode ended with Viserion, who’s now a zombie dragon, blowing away a huge chunk of the Wall. We have all been wondering about what really is the blue fire that the undead Viserion now gives out, and director of the episode, Jeremy Podeswa, has now given a bit of explanation about the same, in an interview with The Huffington Post. Read on!

Speaking of the fire Viserion blew onto the Wall, Podeswa said :

“The way I looked at it was, when the sept burned down, that was green fire, and so then the dragon is going to have some kind of blueish fire. It’s certainly still fire — it has the ability to burn the Wall and melt snow. But it’s going to have a different kind of magical quality to it, because it’s coming from an undead dragon.”


He also spoke about how they took care of the whole scene :

“There was a little bit of R&D involved in that in terms of exactly what it should look like and feel like, what the hue of it should be, what the impact of it should be. We actually shot the lighting effect on the Wall before we did anything else, so we had to know very early on what the impact of that flame was going to be before we even knew what the actual flame was. When we were shooting the Wall set, we had the lighting effect on the Wall that was caused by the flame, but we hadn’t created the flame yet. But we had a pretty good idea at that point.”

He also discussed misleading the audience with the buildup to Littlefinger‘s death :

“Well, it was very important to me that the audience was led along this trajectory, and continue to believe the sisters are at crossroads — that Arya might actually be plotting to kill Sansa, and Sansa might be plotting to kill Arya. So at the beginning of the scene with Littlefinger, it really does feel like a turn that we’re not expecting, when we realize that all the Stark kids are in this together, and they’re bonding over the common enemy of Littlefinger”


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“I think it’s really the first time that we see the three children reunited, and very strongly reunited, for a single purpose. We see the strength of the family that was there before all the horrible things that happened, and now they’re back together.”

“I think that trajectory was really important, and nobody wanted to give anything away, so the actors were incredibly committed to this notion before that we really should believe that anything was possible — any horrible thing is possible. And it was very satisfying, at the end, for them to show their solidarity, and for the audience to see how strongly connected they all are.”

He also talked about the Dragonpit scene and the pace of the show, so read the full interview, here. Talk to us in the comments, down below!

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Founder at Wiki of Thrones and a full-time Game of Thrones fan who does other work when he has finished reading and writing about Game of Thrones and also dreams about playing a role in the show.