‘Game of Thrones’ season 4 teasers, posters: ‘All men must die’

Feb. 27, 2014 | 12:25 p.m.

More than 20 new posters and three trailers for “Game of Thrones” have been revealed, offering an ominous glimpse of the fourth season.

HBO’s massively popular and critically acclaimed political fantasy series, based on George R.R. Martin’s bestselling “A Song of Ice and Fire” book series, returns April 6. The upcoming season follows the events of the second half of Martin’s third book in the series, “A Storm of Swords.”

The newest poster, unveiled Thursday, features the three-eyed crow from Bran Stark’s (Isaac Hempstead Wright) visions. The crow’s feathers seem to transform into swords, resembling the Iron Throne. And the poster’s slogan, “All Men Must Die,” is a translation of “Valar morghulis,” the High Valyrian phrase featured on the 20 black-and-white character posters released earlier this week. (Check out all of the posters in the gallery above.)

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It’s an apt phrase, especially after Season 3’s bloody end, which left many major characters dead, shocking viewers who hadn’t read Martin’s books. The three new teasers (watch them below), each about 30 seconds long, also feature the grim “Valar morghulis” slogan while spotlighting a handful of fan-favorite characters from the show’s sprawling cast, including Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage), Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and the surviving Stark children.

The new posters and teasers come in time for Thursday’s Saturn Award nominations. Along with “Breaking Bad” and “Falling Skies,” “Thrones” racked up five nominations for the genre entertainment awards, including for best limited-run TV series. Gwendoline Christie, who plays Brienne of Tarth, and Michelle Fairley (Catelyn Stark) each earned a supporting actress nod. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) received a supporting actor nod, and Jack Gleeson (Joffrey Baratheon) was nominated in the young actor category.

– Noelene Clark | @NoeleneClark | Google+


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6 Responses to ‘Game of Thrones’ season 4 teasers, posters: ‘All men must die’

  1. WmG says:

    I can't friggin wait! I just watched all three seasons in 3 weeks ! Dont know why I waited so long! Now I cant wait for more blood, sex and positioning

    • randall lee johnston says:

      i have been a die hard game of thrones fan from the get go! you had me at hello :P My new girlfriend however had never seen it. sooo i went and bought all three seasons and we watched them all in idk maybe two weeks and of course she is totally hooked! game of thrones is abdolutely by far the best series i have ever seen!!! cant wait to see what happens next!

  2. khaleesi says:

    Bit of a let-down, they didn't show even a glimpse of the dragons or wolves there, but no matter, I will be there Sunday, 4/6 with bells on! Glad to see Brienne is still around, one of my fav. characters, since her dance with lil' Bart the bear!. Valar Morghulis, all!

  3. Tom says:

    Do you know where you can get these posters? They don't seem to be on the HBO site

  4. In the Ceiling says:

    No Stannis or Davos posters? :(

  5. Sexist says:

    Sexist. what the heck. why only men ? why no women ?

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