Game of Thrones season 7 will have MASSIVE dragons

Ian Sandwell
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From Digital Spy

Game of Thrones is only going to get more epic in season seven.

Matt Shankman is one of four directors taking charge of the upcoming season and he's told EW that Daenerys's dragons are going to have had a growth spurt between seasons.

"The dragons this year are the size of 747s. Drogon is the biggest of the bunch - his flame is 30-feet in diameter," he teased.

Photo credit: HBO/Helen Sloan

Daenerys's trio of dragons were last seen at the end of season six as part of her invading fleet, and their new jumbo-jet size suggests they could be about 230 feet long with a wingspan of a whopping 210 feet.

Here's hoping no one pisses Daenerys off enough for her to use the phrase "Dracarys".

Either way, the Lannisters might want to start looking into hiring their own personal firefighters.

As well as the absolutely massive dragons, Kit Harington, AKA the resurrected Jon Snow, has been talking up the scale of the entire season, saying that it is set to "go into places TV hasn't been".

"There are [fewer] episodes this year, so they spent more money on those episodes. So, the whole scale of it is up," he explained.

Photo credit: HBO / Helen Sloan

After the release date for season seven was finally revealed through the unique method of melting a block of ice, Game of Thrones showrunners Dan Weiss and David Benioff confirmed that the final season will only be six episodes.

Game of Thrones finally returns to HBO in the US on Sunday, July 16 at 9pm ET – aired simultaneously at 2am on Monday, July 17 on Sky Atlantic in the UK.

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