It has finally arrived. HBO released the official Game of Thrones Season 7 trailer, and it is causing a stir all over the internet. The trailer for Game of Thrones Season 7 has been highly anticipated for months, and following a flurry of new promotional material being released this week, excitement had reached a fever pitch.
Earlier in the week, Winter is Coming reported that HBO had deleted the “Long Walk” promo, which they believed signaled the release of the Season 7 trailer was imminent. With all of that evidence, many Game of Thrones fans had rightfully speculated this would be the week the full-length trailer would premiere.
So what does the Game of Thrones Season 7 trailer entail exactly? Well, a lot. Here is a recap of the Game of Thrones Season 7 trailer, and everything you need to know about it, including some things you might have missed.
House Lannister in the Game of Thrones Season 7 trailer
The Game of Thrones Season 7 trailer opens with doors swinging open to what appears to be King’s Landing. Cersei’s voice can be heard narrating the trailer. She comments on the Lannisters facing threats from all directions. It appears she is talking to Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) when she explains this.
The Lannister army is shown marching. Cersei (Lena Headey) is shown on the Iron Throne with Jaime standing by her. A scene that appears to line up with one of the first pictures shared of the siblings from Game of Thrones Season 7 on HBO’s Medium page. Cersei then states they are the last surviving Lannisters.
Cue to their young brother, Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) walking towards the edge of a cliff. He looks up as Daenerys’ dragons rise from the edge.
Speaking of Daenerys
Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) is shown waiting for the gates, to what is probably Dragonstone, open in the Game of Thrones Season 7 trailer. Winter is Coming had previously confirmed that is where Daenerys and her team would set up their headquarters in Game of Thrones Season 7. The trailer’s narration switches to Daenerys as she proclaims she was “born to rule the Seven Kingdoms.”
As she says this, she can be seen likely touching the land of her family’s ancestral castle. Right after that, soldiers are shown storming what appears to be a Lannister stronghold in Game of Thrones Season 7.
The Game of Thrones Season 7 trailer travels to the North
Jon Snow (Kit Harington) is shown turning as voices shout “the King in the North” in the Great Hall of Winterfell. Sitting behind him is Sansa (Sophie Turner), and off to the side, Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie).
In what is likely a separate scene from Game of Thrones Season 7, Jon stands behind the table, as Ser Davos (Liam Cunningham) sits to his right with Sansa sitting to Jon’s left. A large number of Northern lords can be sitting in front of them, filling up the neighboring tables.
Littlefinger’s voice can then be heard as he addresses Sansa. He tells her that her “father and brothers are gone, yet you stand,” an obvious jab at Jon, who is her brother and far from “gone.”
From there split seconds of footage are interspersed throughout the Game of Thrones Season 7 trailer.
The gates of The Wall lift, Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen) is seen with embers encircling him. Melisandre (Carice van Houten) is shown looking somberly over a cliff that looks down at an area that heavily resembles where Daenerys is stationed. Melisandre’s appearance in the Season 7 trailer clears up a mystery from Game of Thrones Season 7 the Inquisitr had recently reported on.
The Season 7 trailer then flashes back to the snowy north as Wildlings appear to be fleeing something. Arya (Maisie Williams) is shown by a small fire she has made in the woods.
A group of what appears to be Wildlings create a circle with their backs towards each other. Littlefinger is then shown stealthily peering around in a shadowy hallway that appears to be in Winterfell.
Things only get more intense in the Game of Thrones Season 7 trailer.
The narration switches to a concerned Ser Davos warning of the great threat everyone is facing from the White Walkers. The Dothraki are then shown riding on horseback.
A ship is shown engulfed in flames. Daenerys and Tyrion look at their own great map, likely strategizing their next move in Game of Thrones Season 7.
The Mountain is shown in a new set of armor for Season 7. Lit by torches, a figure who appears to be Jon Snow can be seen crossing a bridge at night with others behind him. Then an angry Jon is shown throwing Littlefinger against a wall, grabbing him by the throat. Has Jon caught Littlefinger spying?
Fighting and flirtation conclude the Game of Thrones Season 7 trailer
More fighting between the Lannister forces and what appears to Daenerys’ army can be seen in the Game of Thrones Season 7 trailer. Arya is then shown looking underneath what appears to be a bed. Then a burnt hand is shown reaching out from a cell door. More Dothraki fighters are shown riding on a battlefield. Jon and Tormund (Kristofer Hivju) can then be seen running in the North.
Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson) and Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel) are seen sharing an intimate moment. While Yara Greyjoy (Gemma Whelan) is shown kissing Ellaria Sand (Indira Varma). A hand is then shown pushing over a lion figure, clearly meant to symbolize House Lannister. Two people are shown falling in the water, a scene possibly connected to the ship battle mentioned above.
The Game of Thrones Season 7 trailer concludes with one of Daenerys’ dragons flying over her army as they cross a battlefield. The final words of the Game of Thrones Season 7 trailer belong to Jon Snow as he declares “the great war is here.” Are you ready for the battle to begin?
You can watch the Game of Thrones Season 7 trailer on Twitter, here. The penultimate season premieres on HBO, July 16.
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