This is it, folks, just a couple days left until the March 31 premiere of season 3 of Game of Thrones. With The Walking Dead ending and Mad Men not premiering until next week, it's the perfect time to tune in and get ready for what's sure to be the best season ever of this series. Yesterday, HBO came out with yet another featurette, but luckily for everyone counting down the seconds until Sunday 9 p.m., this one's a bit longer than the more recent ones they've released.
Entitled "Inside the Wildings," we go beyond the Wall and hear from super hottie Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Ciaran Hinds (Mance Rayder), Rose Leslie (Ygritte), author George R. R. Martin, producers Dan Weiss and David Benioff, and more. We also get a glimpse of Mance Rayder ... and a whole bunch of unoriginal puns in the YouTube comments about what happens to Jon Snow and Ygritte from the title of this featurette (eye-roll).
Regardless, there's no doubt that the scenes beyond the Wall are going to look amaaaaaazing.
Here it is:
Though the Wildings may act more "primitive," they are "free" folk and are on the whole probably happier than those fighting bloody battles over a crown in the Seven Kingdoms. They get to choose their own leaders, and women are more equal.
Also looking forward to watching Ygritte schooling Jon on how their way of life and how he knows pretty much absolutely nothing.
At first I was a little underwhelmed by Mance Rayder, but I remembered from A Storm of Swords how Jon in no way was able to tell that Mance was the leader of these people when they were first introduced. No crown or jewels or robes or throne, etc. And considering everyone is dressed so alike, it might be a bit difficult telling these characters apart!
But it looks like filming in Iceland will definitely pay off as a visual treat alone. The snow-covered mountains, the gorgeous sunrises and sunsets, the lack of trees and greenery, the vastness and loneliness of the world beyond the Wall ... the cinematography looks like it's going to be as incredible as any big budget movie. I for one can't wait to see all of this come together in just a few short days!
Are you excited for the season 3 premiere of Game of Thrones?
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