The next episode of Game of Thrones will be the longest ever for the acclaimed HBO series. Season 8, Episode 3 has a running time of 82 minutes, which is 2 minutes longer than the season 7 finale "The Dragon and the Wolf," which was the record holder for a long time.
The new episode does not have a title, it says on Sunday, April 28th. There are three more episodes, all of which are the longest within four minutes of the record. Episode 4 is 78 minutes long; Episode 5 lasts 80 minutes; and the series Finale Episode 6 runs 80 minutes. The episodes of the episodes were announced in March by HBO.
Considering the end of Episode 2 and the first episode 3 teaser, this new episode could show some or all of the epic battle scenes hinted at. The Night King and his army fight against Jon Snow, Dany and other Winterfell fighters at the crucial moment Show.
Episode 3 is directed by Miguel Sapochnik, who previously led the Battle of the Bastards episode. According to a report, the upcoming Battle of Winterfell scene has "the longest consecutive combat sequence ever set for the movie". After 40 minutes, the Battle of Helm's Deep from "The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers" is considered the longest battle sequence in cinema history.
Co-executive producer Bryan Cogman talked about the epic battle scene, calling it unprecedented for television or film.
"What we've asked the production team and crew this year has never really been on TV or in a movie," he said. "This final clash between the Army of the Dead and the Army of the Living is completely unprecedented and inexorable and a mix of genres even within the battle." There are sequences built within sequences built within sequences. [Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss wrote] an amazing puzzle and Miguel came in and took it apart and put it back together, it was exhausting, but I think it will blow everyone away. "
The episode's filming took eleven weeks of night photography. According to the report, up to 750 people worked all night long for almost three months in freezing temperatures, cold rain, mud, and strong wind.
The actor, who plays Ser Jorah Mormont, said that he was filming the battle was the "most unpleasant experience I had with thrones."
"A real test, really miserable, you can fall asleep at seven in the morning, and when you wake up at noon, you're still so exhausted, you really do not do anything, and then you're back," he added. "They have no life outside of them, they have an absolutely playful group of actors, but without expressing themselves too much [acting]it bleeds on the screen into the reality of the throne world."
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