No one saw THAT shocking death coming on the June 14 finale of ‘Game of Thrones.’ However, could [SPOILER] somehow make an epic return? Check out what author George R.R. Martin has had to say about the character’s fate as well as other incredible theories!
In a world like Game of Thrones, is anything ever for certain? The season 5 finale of the hit show featured the death of TV’s most treasured characters. Despite [SPOILER]’s real-life alter ego saying he will not be coming back for season six, is there still a chance for a return? Interviews from author George R.R. Martin and fan theories lead us to believe we could be in for one hell of a surprise.
There’s a lot of ground to cover, so let’s get this party started. On the June 14 finale, we saw Jon Snow die after being stabbed by the men of the Night’s Watch. Kit Harington and the episode’s director, David Nutter, confirmed that Jon really did die, but many aren’t so sure he’s gone forever.
As Game of Thrones fans know, George has yet to release the next book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, The Winds of Winter. In A Dance with Dragons, George leaves Jon’s fate ambiguous and teased in a 2011 interview that all might not be what it seems. “Oh, you think he’s dead, do you?” Martin told Entertainment Weekly. “My readers should know better than to take anything as gospel.”
When asked if he was going to be returning to film season six before the finale, Kit told Huffington Post, “If I start filming ‘Thrones,’ I can’t tell you if I do.” Kit was also reportedly among the actors who had already signed on for season six back in Oct. 2014. There was also a report that Kit, along with other main actors on the show, would receive raises in the upcoming seasons. Maybe Jon will just be absent from season six just like Bran and Hodor in season five. Then again, maybe not.
Jon Snow: The Theories About His Possible Return
There have been theories about Jon Snow running around ever since the books were released. Everyone knows that fan theory where Jon is actually the son of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen, and not Ned Stark’s son.
Now that Melisandre is back in Castle Black, she could conjure up some black magic to bring Jon Snow back, BuzzFeed proposed. If Jon Snow is “dead,” the Night’s Watch will have to burn his body at Castle Black or he’ll become a wight. Since some fans believe Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen are related, maybe Jon has some of that fire resistance talent like Dany exhibited in season one.
And then there’s that theory that Jon warged with his direwolf, Ghost. At this point, we are all Jon Snow. We know nothing — until George releases A Winds of Winter or the season six premiere!
HollywoodLifers, do you think Jon Snow is truly dead? If not, how do you think he’ll return? Let us know your thoughts below!
— Avery Thompson