We earlier reported about a new snowy Game of Thrones set, built at Wolf Hill Quarry, Belfast. Now we have news that filming has already started on the set. Director Alan Taylor has been spotted along with Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Iain Glen (Jorah), Kristofer Hivju (Tormund) and Joseph Mawle (Benjen Stark). Benjen was rumored to have a small yet important role in season 7 and now we have proof of the same:
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As per the leaks, the snowy set at Wolf Hill Quarry is filming a major battle between Jon Snow’s army and the White Walkers. Over 300 extras are reported to be involved in the scene. This will most likely be episode 6 and here is more information on the battle:
“The party arrives at Eastwatch-by-the-Sea by boat. Tormund is there, with The Hound, Beric and Thoros in the dungeon. Davos stays behind while Jon takes The Hound, Beric, Thoros, Tormund, Jorah and Gendry wight hunting. The team is attacked by the Night King’s army, including a wight polar bear. The bear kills Thoros (apparently a slow death). They are surrounded on an island on a frozen lake and are nearly overcome when Dany and her dragons show up. She flies most of the team back to Eastwatch, but Jon is left behind. Jon is almost killed, but Coldhands/Benjen arrives and sends Jon off with his horse while continuing to fight the horde. Jon watches Benjen swarmed by undead as he rides, half dead, to safety. Viserion is killed and raised as the Night King’s mount. Jon offers to lay down his title as King in the North if Dany and her forces will help against the White Walkers.”
To read the entire leaked season 7 plot, click here.