Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde
The clock is ticking and Game of Thrones season 7 is almost here. Despite the fact that there won’t be any official spoilers this year thanks to a review ban, eagle eyed fans have been busy analysing every minute detail from the latest trailers to try and piece together what’s going down in Westeros.
There’s an interesting theory about Arya and what we can expect from her this season, there’s talk of a Snow/Targaryen union and the trailer suggests we’ll find out if poor Meera is still dragging Bran about.
Oh – and don’t even get us started on the hotly-anticipated cameo from everyone’s favourite ginger, Ed Sheeran.
But what we really want to know is how bad the next baddie is actually going to be. We’ve seen a fair few over the past few years – there was sneery Joffrey who murdered for lols, the High Sparrow who was so calm it was creepy, and then Ramsay Bolton appeared and stepped it up in the evil stakes by majoring in torture and mutilation.
So who’s next? Joffrey got poisoned, the High Sparrow got blown to smithereens and Ramsay got mauled – so there’s definitely an opening for a villain.
According to Pilou Asbaek, who plays Euron Greyjoy, he’s the man for the job.
You may remember Euron as the uncle of Theon and Yara who murdered his brother and nabbed the Salt Throne. So far, not sounding much worse than anyone else in Westeros.
But the actor told Empire there’s a lot more to come.
‘The psychos I’ve encountered have so many different sides to them. So each scene I’ve done with Euron, I pick a new thing I wanna show,’ Asbaek said.
‘So, ‘This scene I want to be charming,’ or ‘This scene I want to be a molester,’ or ‘This scene I wanna kill someone.’ After this season, Ramsay’s gonna look like a little kid.’
Terror is coming…