The Game of Thrones Season 7 trailer is out and HBO’s gradual release of trailers and posters make it difficult for fans not to talk about what is coming in Season 7.
Shortly after releasing the epic clip on Wednesday, HBO also unveiled a new key art poster that provides a significant update—albeit an expected one— for the Emmy award-winning series’ comeback on July 16.
The key art which features half of the Night King’s face reveals plenty of about GOT Season 7 but only one thing interests the fans: Why is Jon Snow’s image in the irises of his eyes?
Fair warning to those who do not wish to read some detailed analysis of the Game of Thrones Season 7 trailer, possible spoilers lie ahead.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, HBO’s top grossing TV series will return with a war as Season 6 ended with a cliffhanger showing Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) sitting on the coveted Iron Throne and Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) sailing the Narrow Seas towards her homeland with all her supporters in tow.
Now, it has officially been confirmed that Dany will finally arrive in Westeros and will presumably head out to stake her claim at King’s Landing as Cersei prepares to fend off enemies to stay seated at the Iron Throne, based on the recently released Game of Thrones Season 7 trailer.
Long story short, this means that a war between queens will happen if only because both women are headstrong and have enough supporters who will fight for them. Of course, the battle between the two Queens might get interrupted by a king whose hunger for the cold and darkness provides the most exciting possible twists in the show.
On one hand, Cersei rules with her brother-slash-lover Jamie Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) as she tells him that they will defeat any enemy that may come their way, per the Game of Thrones Season 7 trailer.
Whether that means that she also plans to defeat the White Walker’s leader, the Night King, remains as an uncertainty considering that a fan theory on Reddit claims that she will be the one to unleash the monsters to Westeros.
According to Redditor alisonrose1992, the GOT promo clip released earlier this year shows what seems like a connection between the Walkers and the current Queen of the Andals.
This theory might hold somewhat of truth in it considering that even the Game of Thrones Season 7 trailer shows Cersei Lannister speaking of her enemies from all directions and yet no White Walker or Night King was shown when she mentioned “enemies to the North.”
Instead, the trailer cuts to Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) riding a horse and traveling either to exact her vengeance to strike out more names from her infamous kill list or join Sansa Stark and Jon Snow back in Winterfell.
Still, the theory stands on the grounds that Cersei is defeated by Daenerys’s force—presumably with the help of Jon Snow (Kit Harington) who was dubbed as the King in the North in Season 6—and that the horn Samwell Tarly (John Bradley-West) found earlier in the show is the same one that can demolish the Wall in George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” where the show was based from.
Of course, there is the matter of the moving version of the key art shows the Night King eyeing Jon Snow.
While the image have very few elements, it fuels a lot of fan theories about Ned Stark’s bastard. In fact, an article from Bustle has previously speculated why the creepy ice-cold villain has his eyes on the current King in the North which includes plenty of possible game-changing roles for Jon Snow.
According to the article, potential connections between Jon and the Night King is his secret Stark blood, his namesake, his Targaryen blood, and a prophecy that entails the King in the North being the only person who can defeat him by uniting Westerosi and Wildlings.
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