‘Game of Thrones’ Season 3 Trailer #2 – War & Duty

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We’ve watched the various characters of Game of Thrones spend two seasons learning who they are, while slowly discovering their respective roles in the destiny of Westeros. If these season 3 trailers are anything to judge by, the upcoming chapter of the “Game” will involve more swordplay than politics and introspection.

Tywin Lannister (Charles Dance) has saved King’s Landing from invasion, leaving his son Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) and daughter Cersei (Lena Headey) in grey areas of power, while boy-king Joffrey still runs amok. Meanwhile, Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) continues to come into her own as a dragon-wielding warlord – with a new army standing behind her, from the looks of things.

Robb Stark (Richard Madden) is slowly being bogged down by his war against the Lannisters; Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane) is reeling from his defeat at King’s Landing, looking to his red witch Melisandre (Carice van Houten) for new prophecy; Bran and Rickon Stark are still on the run across the North lands; Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) and Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) continue their odd-couple trek across the midlands; while Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) plays spy games living amongst the Wildlings, whose king, Mance Rayder (Ciarán Hinds), plans war against the Night’s Watch.

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If you have trouble keeping track of the bigger picture, Games of Thrones has been steadily building conflict and danger on many levels – from the political games of King’s court to the savage power struggles in the land’s across the Narrow Sea (Daenerys’ storyline) – to the looming threat of the White Walkers, who (as we saw in the season 2 finale) are ready to exterminate all life in Westeros – no matter which king/queen ends up wearing the crown.

This new season is based on author George R.R. Martin’s third novel in the series, titled “A Storm of Swords.” Fans of the show should note that fans of the books often and almost unanimously refer to book 3 as the best in the series (so far); needless to say, everyone is therefore expecting great things from this new season of the show (more action, more ‘game-changing’ plot twists, etc…).

And my, aren’t those CGI dragons getting big…


Game of Thrones season 3 premieres on March 31, 2013 on HBO.

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  1. Wow, terrible use of the tron soundtrack. That song did not work for that trailer AT ALL. I couldn’t even pay attention to the awesome I was watching because of how distracting that track was, don’t get the wrong idea, I love the Tron:Legacy music, but it has it’s places.

    • +1,000!!

  2. That was so awesome I think I may faint on my keyboarduisfhiufhsdfhusdghjdgvjsdnbfvhjbfshjf

  3. Definitely agree that was the wrong music for this type of show, but whatever. Season 3 is looking terrific, and I can’t wait for the premiere.

  4. Nothing special really…Don’t know if because of the music, or that terrible mash up of scenes…As if I didn’t see the trailer at all…

  5. The music really didn’t bother me at all. Could it have been better, sure, but the music in the trailer isn’t going to keep me from watching this season.

    What I loved about this trailer is finally seeing some of my favorite moments in the book finally come to life on screen. This is probably my favorite trailer so far because of what I saw in it.

    Couple things:

    At the :43 mark: is that Daario Naharis? I’m assuming it is, but where is the blue hair? Maybe one of you can confirm or correct me.
    At the :50 mark: This is definitely an added scene that is not in the books. I mean it is hinted in the books later, but we never really read about it. I’m leaving names out of this comment so not to spoil anything for those who haven’t read the books. For those of you that have read the books, the shape of the thing the person is chained up to should be a dead giveaway of what I’m hinting too.

    So many other great scenes to discuss about, but got to get back to work.

    • Yes at :43 I am almost positive that is Daario Haharis I am not sure what oyu mean at the :50 second mark though.

        • Good catch now I know what your talking about.

        • Good eye!

  6. Epic Trailer! The title of the track used in this trailer is ”The Game has Changed” so I guess it’s kind of Appropriate! I Can’t wait For this season!

  7. red head wildling nude. nothing else matters

  8. The arrival of The Unsullied.
    Ser Barristan Selmy joining Daenerys Targaryen.
    The arrival of The Queen of Thorns.
    The death of False-King Joffery Baratheon.
    The death of Robb Stark, The King-In-The-North.
    The arrival of Mance Rayder, The King-Beyong-The-Wall.
    Lord Snow, Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch.
    The death of Twyin Lannister, goldmonger.
    So much to choose from.

    • Thanks for the spoilers, dude…

      • A Sword Of Storms.
        Copyright 2000.
        Something that has existed for more than a decade cannot be considered a spoiler.
        Tyrion Lannister weds Sansa Stark.
        Lord Petyr Baelish makes Lady Lysa fly.
        The Onion Knight lives.
        So much to choose from.

        • Has it occurred to you that not everyone has read the books?

          • Apologies, my good ser.
            However, can you you truly enjoy the fruits borne,
            without a mind to the tree?
            Visit your local library more frequently.

            • I do plan on reading the books at some point. I’m keeping them warm on my bookshelf. I just prefer watching the show first, so as to enjoy it without drawing comparisons that would possibly end up in me being disappointed. That’s what usually happens when I read the book first, so now I’m not taking chances anymore.

  9. I just can’t wait

  10. They should have just used an instrumental version of the song or omitted the synthesized part of the music. All in all, i glad the wait is almost over. oh and dragon on a chain is pretty pimp.