The season six finale of Game of Thrones ended with the promise that fans finally weren’t going to have to wait much longer to see Daenerys Targaryen and her fleet begin their conquest of Westeros, something the series has been building towards since its very first episode. With Cersei Lannister sitting on the Iron Throne as well, it seems like next season is very easily going to find two of the show’s strongest women coming to blows with each other for the first time, in spectacular, dragon fiery fashion.
Now, some new details from one of the upcoming seventh season’s big battles has been revealed as well, and while it’s not certain who or where exactly the battle will be taking place, it seems almost certain that it will involve Dany, her dragons, and the Unsullied Army.
Following reports last week of a massive battle next season, involving one hundred bald extras, horses, and will be taking a month to shoot (the same production time as last season’s “Battle of the Bastards”), El Periódico Extremadura (via Watchers on the Wall) is reporting new intel from the season that may reveal some new details from the sequence/episode:
They are now reporting that there will be three days of filming at Trujillo Castle, not one as we had previously heard. The outlet confirms that there will be one hundred extras present for filming at the location. The purpose of Trujillo Castle is not known, but it’s hard to imagine the place being a part of anywhere but Essos.
Now, while WOTW theorizes that this could be a stand in for Essos of some kind, it doesn’t really make narrative sense for Daenerys to be fighting in Essos or anywhere really near it at this point, which makes me think that Trujillo Castle could be standing in for a castle in Westeros of some kind, though whether or not it’ll actually be the Red Keep will have to wait to be seen. As of right now though, it seems like the battles in next season of Thrones at the very least, won’t disappoint.
Game of Thrones season 7 will premiere on HBO in summer 2017.
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