The Official ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 Trailer Is Here And It’s Everything We Wanted
At last, a trailer where something actually happens
After teasers and posters and photos galore, we finally have our first real trailer for season seven of Game of Thrones. And, much to the delight of the internet, something—lots of things—actually happen in it. Let the speculations begin!
The first voice we hear is Cersei's, the current holder of the Iron Throne, who is intoning ominously: “Enemies to the east, enemies to the west, enemies to the south, enemies to the north. Whatever stands in our way, we will defeat it.” It's certainly clear that Cersei thinks pretty highly of herself (which, considering how she vanquished all her enemies in one fell swoop last year, kind of makes sense), but also Cersei, there's literal dragons coming for you.
Speaking of dragons, and their mother, next up in the trailer is Daenerys, who declares from her new perch (and birthplace) Dragonstone: “I was born to rule the Seven Kingdoms. And I will.” It's really tempting to believe that Dany, who has continuously made the impossible come true (hello, dragons), will just kick Cersei aside and take the Iron Throne, but nothing's ever that simple in Westeros, and considering that George R.R. Martin's book series upon which this show is based is called "A Song of Ice and Fire," and considering that dragons are fire made flesh, it's pretty safe to assume that Dany and her dragons will soon be battling something—or somethings—pretty damn cold.
Speaking of which, hello there, Jon Snow! We see you. You know who else sees you? The monstrous Littlefinger, who is still attempting to sow dissent between Jon Snow and his cousin-who-he-thinks-is-his-half-sister, Sansa Stark. Is Sansa going to be gunning to be the Queen of the North? Hard to say at this point, but there's little doubt that some Snow-Stark drama is on the horizon.
Also making an appearance in the trailer are Arya, who is struggling to find her way to, we assume, Jon and Sansa; and Tyrion, who, despite being dismissed by Cersei as not being a Lannister "who counts," seems to be set up pretty well at the side of Daenerys to help cause some chaos at the Red Keep.
While most Game of Thrones trailers promise that winter is coming, as anyone who watched the last season already knows, winter came. It's here. Next on the horizon, as Jon Snow reminds us, is the great war. And that's coming July 16. We can't wait.