'Game of Thrones' season 7 spoilers, update: Dragons will be the size of planes, 'GOT' director teases

The mother of dragons, Daenerys Targaryen, (Emilia Clarke) is sailing toward Westeros and is bound to reach its ports in the upcoming season of "Game of Thrones." With rumors of a battle between ice and fire circulating, fans have grown curious about Daenerys' three dragons, which is expected to give her a big advantage in upcoming battles. Director Matt Shakman shared the latest details about her babies.

(Facebook/Game of Thrones)"Game of Thrones" returns with season 7 this July 16 on HBO.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Shakman teased that all of Daenerys' dragons have grown even bigger than the time fans saw them last. According to Shakman, when "Game of Thrones" returns for its penultimate season, the dragons will be the size of airplanes.

He said, "The dragons this year are the size of 747s," before adding, "Drogon is the biggest of the bunch — his flame is 30-feet in diameter!" EW notes that a 747 plane is about 230 feet long. Meanwhile, its wings span about 210 feet wide.

To note, the mother of the lot looked very small as she rode Drogon in the previous season. Perhaps this time, all of her dragons will make their opposing armies look like little ants. Drogon has played a significant role last season, leading Daenerys to the stallion riders or the Dothraki, which eventually led her to rule over them all. However, Drogon, as well as his two other siblings, have yet to participate in battle. This season, fans might see all of the dragons at war. But will they be going against man or the undead?

On a different note, one new character is expected to portray a significant role against the battle with the White Walkers. "Harry Potter" alum Jim Broadbent will be taking on the role of an archmaester next season. He is expected to help Samwell Tarly's (John Bradley-West) quest in the Citadel. Out of the seven episodes in the forthcoming season, Broadbent will appear in five of them.

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"Game of Thrones" season 7 airs this July 16 on HBO. 

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