Forget about dragons for a second — 'Game of Thrones' wants fans to focus on crows. A three-eyed crow, to be exact.
The HBO fantasy series released its official Season 4 key-art poster earlier today, which features the mystical bird with a deadly look in all three of its beady little eyes as it sheds swords instead of feathers in its wake.
As if that image alone isn't enough to foreshadow the inevitable doom of our beloved characters, the poster's tagline reads, “All men must die,” in huge letters, assuring fans that the worst is far from over. Tears, heartache, loss, raven attacks — all can be expected as the battle for the Iron Throne wages on. And those who think otherwise will most certainly being eating crow by season's end. (Sorry, we had to.)
The art also serves as a very appropriate nod to George R.R. Martin’s titles for the third and fourth books in his series, entitled 'A Storm of Swords' and 'A Feast For Crows,' neither of which sounds too promising for the people of Westeros.
This unveiling comes right on the heels of the network's release of its individual character posters, all emblazoned with the same phrase: “Valar Morghulis” — which translates to “all men must die” in High Valyrian. Anyone else sensing a theme here?
Undoubtedly, fans will find this display to be much more appealing and interactive than last year's rather subdued Season 3 graphic. (If you recall, it showcased the shadow of a flying dragon, which became highly criticized by many fans as being too bland.) The same certainly can't be said about this one.
Check out the full image of the Season 4 poster as well as some of the individual character images below. April just can't get here soon enough.
'Game of Thrones' Season 4 premieres Sunday, April 6 at 9/8c on HBO.