We’ve all been so busy getting ready ourselves for the occasions to return within the last six episodes of Game of Thrones that we haven’t given a lot thought as to whether one of many present’s most basic parts — the opening credit — would change. Well, final night time, the forged and crew stepped out in New York City to look at the season Eight premiere, and though HBO certainly would disapprove, a pair attendees recorded a snippet or two from the landmark episode. There’s no footage from the episode correct, but it surely appears to be like just like the opening credit have gotten a makeover.
First, check out how the Wall has modified:
For starters, LOOK AT THE HOLE IN THAT WALL NEAR EASTWATCH. My god, it’s gigantic.
This is clearly a reference to the scene on the finish of season 7 when the Night King and his skeleton crew straight up blitzed via the Wall by utilizing the undead dragon Viserion. Immediately, my ideas go to Tormund Giantsbane and Beric Dondarrion, who have been on prime of the Wall when the Night King confirmed up. We know from the trailer that they survived, however the place do they go?
Fans on Reddit word that the “ice floor” that spreads out from the breach skirts round a fort quite than via it. That fort is the Last Hearth, the seat of House Umber. As we all know, if we see a location on the map, often we go to it within the episode. Maybe Beric and Tormund will attempt to take refuge there as they flee south?
We’re additionally wanting ahead to seeing the ice unfold additional south because the season progresses.
Let’s additionally discuss in regards to the names popping up onscreen. Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, all of them heavy hitters, present up first. Then we’ve bought Liam Cunningham and Nathalie Emmanuel. Alfie Allen, John Bradley and Isaac Hempstead Wright are grouped collectively.
And that wasn’t the one clip from the opening that made it onto the web! Another fan filmed a snippet from our journey to King’s Landing:
The clip doesn’t cowl fairly as a lot territory as the primary, however there’s nonetheless stuff to unpack. Instead of simply gliding over the Red Keep, the brand new opening credit really take us inside. There’s a metal dragon’s cranium ready on the backside of about 1,000,000 units of stairs. Does that imply we’ll have a scene set within the room the place they hold the previous dragon skulls?
Or is it only a cool stylistic flourish? What will we make of the adjustments?
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