If you didn't think the battles could get any bigger in Westeros then think again! The upcoming third episode of the final season of Game of Thrones is set to be an epic instalment that shows the clash between the forces at Winterfell and the approaching Army of the Dead. Led by the likes of Jon Snow ( Kit Harington ) and Daenerys Targaryen ( Emilia Clarke ), those inside the fortress - including Sansa ( Sophie Turner ) and Arya Stark ( Maisie Williams ) - hope to defeat their enemies on the battle field and ensure the survival of humanity.
Director Miguel Sapochnik, who helms the episode and previously worked on the acclaimed episodes Hardhome and Battle of the B*stards, spoke to Entertainment Weekly about how the episode is the longest battle in film history, with the Battle of Helm's Deep in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers coming closest at around 40 minutes. That doesn't necessarily mean it's all fighting though, as he said: "One thing I found is the less action — the less fighting — you can have in a sequence, the better." "What we have asked the production team and crew to do this year truly has never been done in television or in a movie," co-executive producer Bryan Cogman told Entertainment Weekly.
"This final face-off between the Army of the Dead and the army of the living is completely unprecedented and relentless and a mixture of genres even within the battle. There are sequences built within sequences built within sequences. "It's been exhausting but I think it will blow everybody away." Fans are waiting nervously to see who will survive the bloody struggle, but don't worry it's almost here.