“Game of Thrones” fans have by now learned that each season’s biggest episode comes at episode 9, and Season 4 will be no different. But though a lot of talk has been about the Royal Wedding this season, Season 4’s penultimate episode sounds like it will be set at Castle Black, as well as two other locations.
So though the Purple Wedding is supposed to be as excitement-filled as the Red one, that might not be the one that gets fans up in arms. Director Neil Marshall, who’s helmed Season 2’s “Blackwater,” spoke with the Irish Film & Television Network about episode 9 in Season 4, which he says might be called “Castle Black.”
“What I can say is that it’s a huge episode — a huge production. As far as I know the episode hasn’t been named yet but someone online suggested it might be called ‘Castle Black’ but all I know is that it’s called episode nine!” he says. “It’s kind of the same as ‘Blackwater’, in a sense, in that these episodes are bigger than most of my films! They’re on the same scale as something like ‘Centurion’, if not bigger.”
He adds, “There are a few beheadings in there, as is my wont! And yeah, we got to blow some people up, set people on fire and do quite a few high falls. There’s a lot of very physical action and a lot of fighting — sword fights and physical fights. We pack quite a lot of stuff in there.”
Just don’t expect all of that stuff to happen at the same place. Marshall says, “The Castle Black episode has three different battles going on at the same time in different places, so it’s a bit more complex from that point of view.”
“Game of Thrones” Season 4 will premiere in Spring 2014.