Game of Thrones Teases Massive Battle, Super-Sized Season 6 Finale

The final two episodes of Game of Thrones in season 6 are going to be huge….

It looks like the final two episodes of Game of Thrones this season will not only be action packed but also bigger than ever.

HBO confirmed the titles for the final two episodes of the season — one of which gives us a major hint at what episode No. 9 will feature — and the extended running time for the finale.

First up is episode No. 9 titled “The Battle of the Bastards” — which all but confirms that it’s likely the majority of the penultimate episode will be spent dealing with the upcoming fight between Jon Snow and Ramsay Bolton.

Before the season started, Game of Thrones producers teased “the biggest battle in the history of the show” and a showdown between Jon Snow’s forces against Ramsay Bolton’s army would certainly fit that bill.

As of the most recent episode, Jon has been gathering his army for an invasion of Winterfell in an attempt to wrestle the north away from the Bolton’s, who betrayed his family back at The Red Wedding in season 3.

“The Battle of the Bastards” airs on June 19.

As far as the finale goes — the tenth and final episode of Game of Thrones season 6 will be titled “The Winds of Winter”, which is direct reference to creator George R.R. Martin’s forthcoming sixth book in his A Song of Ice and Fire series.

“The Winds of Winter” will be the longest episode of Game of Thrones to date with a 69 minute running time. There’s no preview for the episode but on the heels of “The Battle of the Bastards” anything can and likely will happen.

Miguel Sapochnik will direct both episodes — he was the man behind last year’s episode titled Hardhome, which we named the best TV episode for all of 2015.

“The Winds of Winter” will air on Sunday, June 26.

H/T: EW

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