Game of Thrones Season 8 To Feature Longest Battle in Cinematic History

Entertainment Weekly debuted its Game of Thrones issue today, and alongside the 16 different covers featuring the show’s various main characters, was a revelation about one of its final episodes.

Apparently, the Battle of Winterfell between Jon and Dany’s forces and the Night King’s army of the dead will be the longest cinematic battle ever recorded. That means it’ll be even longer than the Helm’s Deep battle from The Two Towers, which clocks in around 40 minutes! Basically, this episode, which is directed by Miguel Sapochnik, will feature a massive skirmish for at least half of its runtime.

This battle will also feature the most amount of main Game of Thrones cast members on screen at once since the show’s first season, so not only will it be a lengthy fight, but nearly every power player left in the game will be featured, so prepare to see one action packed, and probably costly battle for those game players involved. This will also be the first time Arya has been in a battle, which is odd considering that she has been trained for war throughout the series, yet has only had the chance to do her stealth work so far.

EW’s article on this battle also delves into the show’s final episode, which is directed by Benioff and Weiss. Apparently secrecy on this episode’s set was ridiculously high, and only those crew and cast that were intimately involved with the shoot were allowed on the set. This makes complete sense considering the secrecy required to keep the show’s final moments under wraps, so we can only hope that the finished episode pays off on the ridiculously high expectation GoT fans undoubtedly have for it.

You can read the full article over at EW. Game of Thrones returns to HBO on April 14, 2019.

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