All throughout fiction, dragons have been depicted in different ways. In the Disney animated film Mulan, we had a cute little guy who had a mighty heart, but in The Hobbit, Smaug was somewhat more intimidating. Folks have been debating the size of the dragons in the Game of Thrones series ever since the books were made into a television series and it looks like we finally have our answer. The dragons in season 7 of Game of Thrones will be gigantic!

If you want to compare the size of Drogon, Rhaegal, and Viserion to something in the real world, now we can! According to one of the season’s directors, Matt Shakman (Mad Men, It’s Always Sunny in Philidelphia, and New Girl):

“The dragons this year are the size of 747s. Drogon is the biggest of the bunch — his flame is 30-feet in diameter!”

For comparison, a 747 is approximately 230 feet long and has a 210-foot wingspan. In comparison to Smaug from The Hobbit, that’s pretty damn big. Sure, Smaug looked like a giant on screen, but according to the books and the lore surrounding that series, he is only 66 feet in length so there’s something of a difference there.

Last season, we got to see how much Drogon had grown up and while that might have been big enough for most fans of dragons and the Game of Thrones series, it seems the creative folks in charge of the show weren’t as satisfied. Giant dragons can only mean one thing: shit is about to get real.

Fans of the series already know that details getting leaked about the upcoming season are few and far between so at least this one is something big (pun intended). Season 7 of Game of Thrones is scheduled to premiere on HBO July 16th of this year. Winter is most definitely here and you can continue to get your updates and news on Game of Thrones here at!

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