As audiences sit around waiting for the Season 5 finale of “Game of Thrones” a lot of people are still reeling from the epic dragon moment from episode 9. With dragons and finales on everyone’s minds, a member of the show’s special effects team is teasing very different-looking beasts coming in Season 6.
This season has spent a great deal of time on the three majestic dragons that belong to Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke). Last week’s episode saw [SPOILER ALERT] the return of Drogon to its master when the Sons of the Harpy launched an attack on Queen Daenerys and her court, which now includes Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage), making the stakes of the fight extra high. Just when all seemed lost, Drogon flew in and had himself a well-done Harpy lunch. The reunion ended with the Mother of Dragons climbing atop her vicious winged son and soaring off to safety, giving fans their first look at a full-sized dragon in action. There’s just one problem: The dragons aren’t full-sized just yet.
Speaking to Yahoo TV, “Game of Thrones” VFX supervisor Joe Bauer confirmed that Season 6 will see all three of Dany’s dragons double in size once again.
“When the dragons were small, we had little foam rubber models of each dragon and we could carry them on and off of the set and it was no big deal,” he said. “Last year, the best we could do was a head and this year it’s going to be a finger nail or something, I’m not really sure.”
According to CinemaBlend, the dragons are already 60 feet in size from one wingtip to the other. That means that the next time we see Drogon, Rhaegal and Viserion after Sunday’s finale they will likely be gigantic 120-foot monsters ready to block the sunlight hitting King’s Landing and light it back up with … well, fire and blood mostly.
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