Game of Thrones season 8 spoilers: Look at the size of that thing!


Game of Thrones season 8 is breaking out the impressive pyrotechnics to make sure that fans don’t quickly forget how big this show can be.

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Do you ever wonder how Game of Thrones gets its ideas for scenes to shoot? Did someone say “I wish I could just burn the whole thing down” and give David Benioff and Dan Weiss ideas about what to do to send their adaptation off in season 8? At this point, we would not be surprised if something like this actually happened.

Regardless, it’s certainly the funniest explanation for what’s going on in Belfast these days, as discovered by our sister site, Winter is Coming. Nothing about the below is particularly funny, but hey, we’re not going to change our minds.

What the crew is working on is pretty impressive, though. Check out the videos and photos from A Red Priestess below:

That is … well, it’s a lot of fire.

WiC concludes that this is part of a dragon attack on King’s Landing.

But then here’s what Red Priestess has to say about it, which could change things a little bit:

For a dragon to burn something up from the inside, you’d suspect that the dragon would have to land and then breathe fire into the doorway to torch it from the ground up. That makes us a bit curious; there might not really be room for a dragon to properly land in a crowded city street.

Fire does also ward off White Walkers, though, and to torch a building like this might be a last-ditch attempt to attack them. The dome is already destroyed, so if this theory is correct (and we emphasize that it’s pure speculation), it would come after a dragon attack on King’s Landing — meaning that it’s possible undead Viserion does the burning to let the White Walkers enter the city.

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It really isn’t clear at this point, but hopefully some extras will show up at some point to help clue us in as to what’s going on.