Did you think we’d be done with Game of Thrones yet? No way! Especially since there are Game of Thrones Season 7 spoilers already making their way across the Narrow Sea.
Game of Thrones showrunners announced that they’ll be wrapping up the series with Season 8 and the shorter episode order for those final seasons leaves GoT a mere 13 hours to cover a lot of ground. So Gendry should just row to shore right now and settle in, because we may not know what will happen in Game of Thrones Season 7, but we don’t think there will be much room for extraneous storylines. At least, let’s hope not.
While the credits were still rolling on the Season 6 final, Game of Thrones 7 preview news was already hitting the interwebs. Speculation, theories, and casting news were all the rage by mid-day on the following Monday, making Season 7 feel close, yet far away. Shoot, people were already making bets on how Jaime is going to kill Cersei.
But we’ve learned that just when we think we’re entitled to a storyline, Dan Weiss and David Benioff are there to shut us down. Our Game of Thrones Season 7 predictions will probably go very much like the previous seasons. We nail a few and then – what the hell did Tommen just do?!
So until Game of Thrones Season 7 returns in 2017, let us continue to pore through what we know, who’s been cast, who’s coming back, and make some wild, tinfoily guesses about what’s going to happen…
HBO's Official Photos Feature Lots And Lots Of Fur
In April 2017, HBO released a series of stills from Season 7 of GoT. Judging from the look of things, the seasons are changing in Westeros – everyone is bundled up in lots of fur. It looks like Tormund and Brienne are still making eyes at each other, too.
Conor McGregor Joins Euron Greyjoy’s UFC Pirate Crew
Because McGregor is a favorite of the one of the directors of the series, he’ll be coming aboard Euron’s fleet. Will he join the dread pirate’s blood thirst for the Iron Islands’ throne? Or will he turn on the evil uncle of Theon and Yara and defend them? Will he get to flirt with Cersei? Will he get a three-minute monologue? We’ll just have to see what McGregor brings to the fighting cage on the high seas.
Sansa Is Not Preggers With Dead Ramsay’s Devil Baby!
Watchers on the Wall are shouting it from the rooftops. Sansa did not get knocked up by that jerkface. Well, the guy who used to have a face until she fed him to his own dogs. So time to kick that theory to the curb once and for all.
Sunny King's Landing Or Night King's Nightmare?
Cáceres, Spain looks like it just may be the setting for some very King’s Landing-y stuff in Season 7. Adarve, Arco de la Estrella, Plaza de Santa María, Plaza de los Golfines, San Jorge, cuesta de la Compañía, San Mateo, and las Veletas offer up plazas, alleys, steps, and stony buildings that certainly feel like Cersei’s ruling city, but you never know. These vistas could be the setting of Bran’s visions or the Night King’s nightmare of sun and fun. The locations will used for only a couple of days so it could be anything sunny that’s about to be digitally destroyed.
Jorah And The Cure
Dany sends Jorah off on a journey to cure his greyscale even though the odds are stacked against him as the disease is near impossible to cure in adults. As luck would have it, Jorah makes his way to Sam, interrupts the latter’s book orgy, and gets cured. At least that’s the word on the street. Even with the spoiler, we can’t wait to see Sam dazzle the knight with his knowing of things. Maybe Sam can also cure Jorah of his friendzone’s disease.
Is An Epic Battle In Wolf Hill Quarry Ahead?
If you want to see the expansive set probably being used for a huge showdown in Season 7 and you’re into how crew parking works, check out this post from Watchers on the Wall. Why is the set so large? The rumor is that the Wolf Hill set will feature 300 wights, that’s 300 real life extras so with CGI that’s like a gazillion. The quarry was scheduled for three weeks of filming as well to allow for lots of time to shoot a Battle of Fire and Ice.
An Arya, Sansa, Jon, And Bran Reunion?! Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please
Pictures from Northern Ireland show Maisie Williams and Isaac Hempstead Wright together in the makeup trailer. And Williams was wearing Northern gear – specifically, the dress of the male Starks. Will Arya and Bran meet up in the North? As a Faceless man, Arya can be a lot of places without anyone knowing. And Bran can see everything so… vision, trickery? There’s also a rumor that Sansa will also be part of a reunion with her sister and brother. Will they al hang out with King Jon?
Here’s how that could possibly go:
Int. Winterfell Dining Hall – Night
Bran wargs into Arya and back out again. Is afraid to ask her to pass the arbor gold, much less sit next to her. Sansa tells the story of how she fed her husband to his own dogs. Arya snorts and mutters, “Amateur.” Bran waits until dessert to reveal that Jon is, in fact, their legitimate blood relative and rightful heir to Winterfell (providing that Rhaegar married Lyanna) just to watch the snide smile slide off Sansa’s face. Arya laughs so loud, Ghost is startled awake from under the table. Jon quietly says to the howling direwolf, “Also came back from the dead.”
Sansa Be Power Trippin’
According to Sophie Turner, Season 7 sees Sansa free of controlling dudes (well, there’s still Littlefinger) and ready to rule the roost. But, she might just spin out of control. “She’s seemingly in control for the first time – and it really suits her,” Turner told EW. “She’s kind of having a bit of a power trip. But she’s also becoming more insecure, because there are threats to the power that she holds.” One or two of her siblings might just have to smack some sense into her. Arya? Where you at, girl?
The Night Is Dark And Full Of Arya
Now that Melisandre is solo, she probably should seek out a new band. Maybe she’ll look for her fellow Red God followers Beric Dondarrion and Thoros of Myr. With any luck, Arya won’t poke Mel full of holes when she runs across the priestess who took Gendry away. Arya also has added a lot of new names to her list. Who are we kidding, she’s working from a spreadsheet at this point.
Extras Extra Unhappy, Sue For Breach Of Contract
Extras working on one of the sets in Spain were not happy with their treatment and have sued. Pablo Serrano and 40 other extras who were part of the production in Malpartida filed a formal complaint again Modexpor, the agency that hired extras in Spain. Pablano and the background actors cited harsh conditions, long hours, unpaid overtime and transportation, and given little time to eat as reasons for the suit. “No matter how many hours you work, you’ll get paid the same. There is no overtime,” Pablano said.
My, What A Big Army The Lannisters Have, Jaime’s Old/New Sword
BIG TIME SPOILER ALERT!
As lines are more sharply drawn in the Cersei vs. Dany showdown, leaked photos from Cáceres, Spain revealed Lannister soldiers being commanded by Jaime with Bronn (who’s probably eye rolling) in tow. Oh, and looks like Jaime is wielding Widow’s Wail, one of two swords forged from Ned’s Valyrian ancestral sword, Ice. @RickZornow posted a large gallery of images on Twitter and they appear to tell the tale of a mobilized Lannister army either going to help Jon, fight off Dany, or simply get the hell away from crazy town Cersei.
HahPhi’s photos from the same shoot captured Lannister guests who are probably Randyll and Dickon Tarly. Rumors and leaked photos also reveal that Highgarden will fall to the Lannister army. Looks like Season 7 will not be awesome for the Tyrells. Good news, though, the Dothraki will probably give the Lannisters a run for their money. Go to the sea, you mangy lions!
Tormund’s Icy Beard Tease
It’s no secret that Season 7 will be wintry. In keeping with the Winter Is Here theme, actor Kristofer Hivju (Tormund Giantsbane) teased Instagram with snowflakes in his luxurious wildling beard. Maybe Brienne can warm that beard up for ya, Tormy.
A Major Leak?
Was the entire plot of Season 7 just leaked online? Reddit user awayforthelads posted a long list of spoilers, many of which were backed up by Watchers on the Wall – before the Reddit user’s account was suddenly deleted. HBO hasn’t responded to the supposed leak.
This major leak has so many serious spoilers that it may – well, spoil – your viewing of Season 7, so click the link with caution!
Sandor And Arya, Buddy Cops
Older, wiser, and stabbier Arya will meet up with her old pal and together they’ll terrorize the countryside and right wrongs. They’ll make their way to what’s left of King’s Landing and find a fleeing Gregor just outside the city. Clegane Bowl happens quietly and violently with only Arya as a spectator. She’ll step in and finish off the Mountain for Sandor. Or some kind of twisty twist we’re not expecting.
Jon And Dany In The Meetup Of All Time
Kit Harington and Liam Cunningham were spotted filming on the same steps in the Basque region of Gaztelugatxe as Clarke and her crew (Tyrion, Varys, etc). And one pic shows two Dothraki guarding from above as Jon and Davos take a stroll. Even more spoilery pics (gotta love a long lens) show Tyrion meeting Jon again after all this time.
So Jon and his posse travel to Dragonstone to meet with aunt Dany and her crew?! Yep yep yep! It’s all happening! Squeeeeeee!
Khaleesi And The Gang Appear In The Seven Kingdom’s Latest Winter Line
Tyrion And Davos At The Beach In Spain!
Peter Dinklage and Liam Cunningham were seen scoping out Muriola Beach in Barrika, Spain for an upcoming scene. Wait a minute – Tyrion and Davos?! Must have been an awkward conversation seeing as how Tyrion killed Davos’s son with wildfire. Oops.
Theon’s Stunt Double Takes A Beating On The Beach In Basque Country
Alfie Allen, his stunt double, director Jeremy Podeswa, and some irate ironborn filmed a scene on the beach in Zumaia. Neither Yara or Euron are in the scene so maybe this is Theon’s shot at getting his groove back after losing so much of himself to Ramsay. Or he just gets his butt kicked. In any case, Allen’s stunt double earned his money that day, taking punch after punch for the actor.
Check out the photos.
Snowy Scenes In Northern Ireland, A Murdery Little Bird Returns
Drones, this is why we can’t have nice things, but the scenes above several fake snowy sets in and around Kinnahalla Road aren’t not too spoilery considering that Season 7 will be all about that snowscape. These sets could be just about anywhere at this point. Still, they’re cool to look at.
Also, Annette Hannah arrived in Belfast and is probably ready to do more evil stuff for Qyburn as one of Varys’s former Little Birds.
Rhaegar? Is That You?!
Rhaegar loved singing more than killing, but did you know he had mad love for electronicore thousands of years before it was invented? Possibly Bran gave him a vision of it. Anyway, Devin Oliver, the lead singer of I See Stars (more like I See My Moon and My Stars) said on Instagram that he may or may not make an appearance on Game of Thrones Season 7.
Just look at this guy: super blonde, kind of frowny but not too frowny. If that’s not Rhaegar Targaryen, then he’s trolling us…