After ‘Bud Knight’ Super Bowl spot, George R.R. Martin declares struggle on KFC and Energizer bunny

Was Sunday evening’s Game of Thrones Super Bowl advert a stealthy spoiler for the way in which the entire collection will finish? Nah, certainly not — however by the point the curtain drops on the GOT finale, we could all be wishing for a beer knight in shining armor to pony up with a drink or two (or three) — if, that’s, he can survive the journey.

Not that anybody who noticed HBO’s advert knew what they had been in for when it first got here up on the display: in a enjoyable plot twist worthy of a George R.R. Martin novel, Super Bowl viewers thought they had been getting one other a kind of “dilly dilly” Bud Light commercials set in medieval instances (and, in a manner, they had been.) But then Gregor Clegane, aka The Mountain That Rides, aka The Mountain, jousted onto the scene to ship the Bud Knight his stunning destiny — whereas a dragon completed off the remainder of the village.

After the spot had aired, Martin himself hopped on Twitter to jokingly declare no company mascot protected from Westeros’ worst terrors. Look out, Energizer Bunny and Colonel Sanders, he stated — Game of Thrones is coming for you, too.

If GOT’s dragons had been to certainly flip Colonel Sanders and the Energizer Bunny into smoldering buckets of additional crispy, it’d form of be a disgrace. Between the 2 of them, the mascots have greater than 80 years of TV promoting expertise (the true Sanders started showing on TV within the late 1960s, whereas the Energizer Bunny has been going and going since 1988.) But while you’re speaking about Game of Thrones, it’s all the time a risk — because the Bud Light villagers proved — that everyone simply would possibly find yourself dying in the long run.

At least the GOT tease acquired everybody buzzing in regards to the imminent return of the present’s eighth and remaining season in a enjoyable manner, and it did it with out having to indicate a single second of precise footage from the tightly-guarded, and reportedly lavishly-produced, remaining six episodes. As we keep spoiler free, the wait’s getting shorter: Game of Thrones’ final season scorches onto HBO starting April 14.

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