Game of Thrones: HBO releases preview trailer for next week’s epic “Battle of the Bastards” episode
In what has now become Game of Thrones tradition, the penultimate episode of each season results in a massive battle scene and season six is no exception. HBO have just released the preview trailer for Season 6 Episode 9 – Battle of the Bastards.
The Battle of the Bastards will see the vastly outnumbered Jon Snow and his Wilding force face off against the the behemoth that is Ramsay Bolton and his superior fighting force. The battle for the north is going to be one hell of a fight!
The Battle of the Bastards has been stated by those working on the show that it will raise new heights for T.V. battles in general.
The writer-producer, Bryan Cogman, has expressed in earlier interview, that “It’s definitely the biggest action sequence yet. We’ve always wanted to get to a place story-wise, and budget-wise, and resource-wise where we would be able to do a proper battle, with one army on one side, one army on another side.”
Game of Thrones favors practical effects over CGI which is going to give this battle a very realistic feel. The same director as “Hardhome,” Miguel Sapochnik, will be back to direct this battle of epic proportions, but now testing his skills by putting the armies on horses. One of the showrunners, David Benioff, commented, that “Miguel did such a fantastic job with ‘Hardhome’ we thought we should bring him back, this time with horses. Horses are not easy, at all. And certainly in terms of numbers –number of extras, number of stuntmen, number of shooting days, it’s the biggest we’ve done.”
That’s a lot of hype for this upcoming episode of Game of Thrones and I for one cannot to witness a battle of this scale.
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