Neil Marshall, director of ‘Blackwater’, set to return to Game Of Thrones for another epic episode

The director will tackle an episode set at the Wall

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Following his war epic ‘Blackwater’, director Neil Marshall is reportedly set to make a return to Game Of Thrones for a similarly grandiose episode in season four.

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Marshall, known for 2002’s Dog Soldiers and his 2005 horror The Descent, has garnered a favourable reputation ever since his season two episode – depicting the battle of Blackwater – was hailed as one of best. And now, according to an Empire source, he’s set to tackle a violent event “at The Wall, with Mance Rayder.”

Warning: Spoilers for season four follow. If you’re not up to speed with A Storm Of Swords, then proceed at your own risk.

Adapted from the second half of A Storm Of Swords, it sounds as though Marshall will be tackling The Battle Of Castle Black: a Blackwater-esque sequence in which King-Beyond-The-Wall Mance Rayder leads his army of Wildlings and Giants against The Wall. It’s a huge event in the book and Marshall, who apparently is preparing the episode now for filming later in the year, sounds like the perfect fit.

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Game Of Thrones’ fourth season will premiere on HBO in the first half of 2014. We are, of course, already excited.