HBO’s much-anticipated Game of Thrones trailer is spreading across the Internet, teasing epic awesomeness from the show’s upcoming fifth season. The trailer debuted as part of the drama’s IMAX screening event, which opened late last night; a few fans sneaky-shot video. Some of the biggest revelations from the bootlegged footage include:
— Varys urging Tyrion to seek out and help, it seems, Danyerys: “I believe men of talent have a part to play in the war to come.” Tyrion: “I will never sit on the Iron Throne.” Varys: “You could help another climb those steps and take that seat … The Seven Kingdoms needs a ruler loved by millions with a powerful army and the right family name.” Tyrion: “Good luck finding him.” Varys: “Who said anything abouthim?”
— Littlefinger telling Sansa: “There’s no justice in this world. Not unless we make it. Avenge them”—presumably referring to her brutally murdered family members.
— Tommen and Margaery together in what could be yet another wedding scene (good luck with that!).
— Arya in Braavos, in her new costume, picking up needle and knocking on a fateful door.
— Dany pledging, “I’m not going to stop the wheel. I’m going to break the wheel,” along with shots of Ser Jorah in gladitorial combat and the broze harpy statue atop Dany’s pyramid being toppled.
— Also, the trailer is set to a rather moody cover of David Bowie’s “Heroes.”
— All exciting stuff leading up to April 12. Hopefully, HBO will realize very soon it’s better to release this trailer online officially rather than let the footage get pirated everywhere (hint-hint)… and boy, hasn’t that been the story of HBO and Thrones distribution in general?