Game of Thrones season 7's dragons will be the size of airliners. This will probably be fine

You might notice something different about the dragons in Game of Thrones season 7. No, they didn't get veneers on their teeth or put in colored contacts - they're roughly the size of jumbo jets now. Matt Shakman, who is one of four directors working on the upcoming season, enthusiastically recounted the expanded dragon dimensions to Entertainment Weekly.

“The dragons this year are the size of 747s,” Shakman said, presumably with childlike glee. “Drogon is the biggest of the bunch - his flame is 30-feet in diameter!”

What does that really mean, though? The dragons were already pretty big, right? Well, here's a picture of a Boeing 747-8 under construction in a hangar, courtesy of Lufthansa, to give you a better sense of the dragon scale for season 7.

Imagine all that but… dragon. Now about Drogon's gout of flame. Did you ever play with the big bouncy parachute thing in gym class? Here's a picture of one that's 30 feet in diameter, via Amazon.

All those folks holding the parachute would be charcoal in this scenario, obviously. So yes, a whole lot of dragon, a whole lot of fire, and a whole lot of very dead fools who ever made the mistake of messing with the Targaryens.

Game of Thrones season 7 will debut June 16 on HBO in the US and June 17 on Sky Atlantic in the UK.

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Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.