New ‘Game of Thrones’ Poster Comes Out of Its Shell
You've got to hand it to the HBO pre-production team. Not once in all the media blitz for 'Game of Thrones' season 2 do we ever get tired of the latest trailers or even the most minimalist of posters, considering how little they offer.
With less than two weeks to go until the second season premiere of 'Game of Thrones,' HBO has seen fit to unleash upon us their final teaser poster for the forthcoming episodes. Whereas previous efforts gave spotlight to smaller items like the Stag Crown of Westeros, or even poor Ned Stark's severed head on a pike, the latest poster highlights Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke)'s fiery attitude toward the new season.
Utilizing the first half of her war cry heard in countless 'Game of Thrones' season 2 trailers, Daenerys boldly claims "I will take what is mine, (with fire and blood)!" as we see the remains of the one of the three egg shells that housed Daenerys' dragons, birthed in fire with the burning of her late husband Khal Drogo (Jason Momoa).
For those unfamiliar with the fantasy adventure series, season 2 of ‘Game of Thrones’ adapts its story from the second entry of George R.R. Martin’s ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ series, ‘A Clash of Kings.’ In it, the “War of the Five Kings” begins while different factions vie for the throne of Westeros, left somewhat vacant by the death of King Robert Baratheon, and quickly usurped by his young (suspiciously blonde) son Prince Joffrey.
Daenerys herself faces an uphill battle even with her three dragons by her side, as she uses the remains of her "Khalasar" to find a new home and launch her claim to the throne of Westeros, with Ser Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen) by her side.
Take a look at the bad-ass fiery final teaser poster below, and keep counting down to the 'Game of Thrones' season 2 premiere on Sunday, April 1 on HBO!