Is Euron Greyjoy (left) even more evil than Ramsey Bolton? (Photos: HBO)
Whether he was castrating Theon (and later mailing the severed penis to Theon's family), hunting down humans, or raping Sansa Stark, it was hard to keep track of all the horrible shit this dude did. Which is why it was so utterly satisfying to see him fed to his own bloodythristy hounds in the epic Battle of the Bastards episode last year.
But now there's a new villain vying for the title of biggest asshole in all of Westeros. Pilou Asbæk, the actor who plays Euron Greyjoy, says he's set to be even more vile than Ramsay ever was.
Greyjoy made his dickish debut in Season 6, where it was revealed he had murdered his brother Balon so he could sit on the Salt Throne, and threatened to kill his niece (Yara) and nephew (Theon) to keep the crown.
Greyjoy also dropped a pretty badass line when he told the warriors of the Iron Islands to cut down every tree they could and "build me a thousand ships and I will give you this world." That's a line worthy of any supervillain, for sure.
Asbaek told Empire magazine that shit is only gonna get more intense, and that he'll put Theon's odious antics to shame.
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. "This scene I want to be charming." "This scene I wanna be a molester." "This scene I wanna kill someone."
After this season, Ramsay’s gonna look like a little kid.
Asbæk also revealed that while there are only seven episodes in Season 7, the production spent as much time on those episodes as it did on 10 shows.
“They really raised the bar with production values.”
There were also a few other spoilers in the article, aside from the confirmed rumor that ginger pop sensation Ed Sheeran will have a cameo, reports Joe.co.uk, courtesy of BroBible:
Sophie Turner gave an update on Sansa's status and her burgeoning position of power in Season 7. She said: "Sansa has this newfound power, but not as much as Jon. This season is all about her struggles with that."
Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark) stated that his character is in a “precarious situation." Well, given that he knows about Jon’s birth at the Tower of Joy and how the White Walkers were created, this information “could change the entire story" if it's revealed to the wrong person.
Elsewhere, those rumours about Jon Snow's real name appear to have been confirmed.
Between all this and the confirmation of a movie-length finale episode, Season 7 should be well worth the wait.