The first time we saw Daenerys Targaryen’s (Emilia Clarke) dragons hatch from their scaly eggs during the fiery season 1 finale of Game of Thrones, Drogon, Rhaegal and Viserion were but the size of a small cat. They’ve grown much, much larger over the years and it seems like as the series approaches its second to the last season Dany’s dragons are going to span the size of an airplane in Game of Thrones sixth season.
Matt Shakman, one of the four directors in charge of helming the upcoming season of the massively popular fantasy epic just recently spoke with Entertainment Weekly and revealed just how large the dragons are going to be the next time we see them.
“The dragons this year are the size of 747s,” Shakman revealed. “Drogon is the biggest of the bunch — his flame is 30-feet in diameter!”
For those who want to know the numbers, a Boeing 747 airliner is 230 feet long and 210 feet wide – a humongous size difference from when we first saw them. The dragons’ flames also seem to be much, much stronger now. Imagine firepower rushing out in a diameter of 30 feet?
It looks like dragon attacks are going to turn out very differently in season 6 – something that Westeros will definitely need if they are to survive against the incoming whitewalkers.
Game of Thrones returns to HBO on July 16, 2017.