Thrones cast talk love as new trailer drops

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"Game of Thrones" dropped a new trailer at San Diego Comic-Con Fri­day, show­ing the armies of the Seven King­doms gear­ing up for war, with an un­dead horde on the march. Queen Cer­sei warns the peo­ple in King's Land­ing to be­ware of the in­com­ing Mother of Drag­ons, Daen­erys Tar­garyen, who fi­nally landed in Wes­teros in Sun­day's sea­son seven pre­miere. There were the usual bat­tles, sweep­ing panora­mas and pol­i­tick­ing, as well as an ap­pear­ance from Melisan­dre, who is seen coun­sel­ing Daen­erys that she may not be the only "cho­sen one."

"I be­lieve you have a role to play, as does an­other," the Red Woman tells the Mother of Drag­ons at the close of the trailer. Ac­cord­ing to "Game of Thrones" mythol­ogy, a hero who saved hu­mankind from the White Walk­ers thou­sands of years ago is des­tined to be re­born and save the world again. It is un­clear who Melisan­dre is think­ing of, but the most likely can­di­date would be Jon Snow, the newly crowned King in the North whom she met in sea­son five. Since its de­but in 2010, the fan­tasy epic has picked up 38 Em­mys, more than any other fic­tional show, but showrun­ners David Be­nioff and D.B. Weiss an­nounced last year it would fin­ish with 13 episodes spread over a fi­nal two sea­sons.

The sea­son seven trailer shows Pe­tyr "Lit­tlefin­ger" Bael­ish telling the el­dest Stark daugh­ter Sansa: "Every pos­si­ble se­ries of events is hap­pen­ing all at once." As this sea­son started later than usual, it was the first ever "Game of Thrones" Comic-Con panel to take place with the show still on air and the pre­miere fresh in fans' minds. Nine cast mem­bers-and Al­fie Allen's tiny dog, Abby-took to the stage at the San Diego Con­ven­tion Cen­ter, although fan fa­vorites Peter Din­klage (Tyrion), Emilia Clarke (Daen­erys) and Lena Headey (Cer­sei) were miss­ing.

Sansa is 'woke'

The con­ver­sa­tion-mod­er­ated by Kris­tian Nairn, who played the tragic Hodor un­til last sea­son-fo­cused on how var­i­ous ro­man­tic re­la­tion­ships might play out dur­ing the seven-episode penul­ti­mate sea­son. Gwen­do­line Christie, who plays Bri­enne of Tarth, was asked how she feels about the amorous over­tures from gi­ant ginger wildling Tor­mund Giants­bane (Kristofer Hivju) to­wards her char­ac­ter. "What I love about Bri­enne of Tarth, I don't think at the fore­most of her con­scious­ness is a value sys­tem based on how men ap­pre­ci­ate her," she said.

But she hinted that he char­ac­ter may be se­cretly en­joy­ing the at­ten­tion, de­spite the awk­ward­ness. And on the sub­ject of the "Thrones" women's at­ti­tudes to men, So­phie Turner, who plays Sansa, was asked if her char­ac­ter still har­bored ideas of ro­man­tic love. "She's not like sea­son one Sansa and look­ing for a re­la­tion­ship or love at the mo­ment, she's done with that," she said. "She's al­ways on the search for hap­pi­ness but she doesn't see the world through rose­c­ol­ored glasses now... She's woke now guys. She trusts no one now, man or woman, fam­ily mem­ber or not. And that's im­por­tant if you play the Game of Thrones."

Ja­cob An­der­son-who plays Grey Worm-was asked if there was the po­ten­tial for a re­la­tion­ship with Daen­erys's ad­vi­sor Mis­sandei (Nathalie Em­manuel). "There are things fir­ing be­tween them. I want those kids to be happy and find hap­pi­ness be­tween them, ev­ery­thing's so sad" he said. Sea­son 7 pre­miered to record-break­ing rat­ings-more than 10 mil­lion live tune-ins and a fur­ther six mil­lion stream­ing the show later. The last sea­son av­er­aged 25.7 mil­lion view­ers per episode across all plat­forms, in­clud­ing de­layed view­ing, mak­ing it the most watched sea­son of an HBO se­ries on record.

Jo­beth Wag­ner plays the part of Hela from the movie Thor Rag­narok dur­ing Comic-Con 2017.

Alex Wal­dron plays the part of Harley Quinn from the movie Sui­cide Squad.

Jor­dan Quin­zon plays the char­ac­ter The Joker from the Bat­man se­ries.

Ac­tor So­phie Turner walks on­stage at Comic-Con In­ter­na­tional 2017 ‘Game Of Thrones’ panel And Q+A Ses­sion at San Diego Con­ven­tion Cen­ter in San Diego, Cal­i­for­nia. — AP/AFP photos

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