Have Game of Thrones showrunners been dropping major hints about Jon Snow’s future?

DB Weiss and David Benioff might have given the game away months ago...



Unless you’ve been living under a rock these past few weeks you’ll know that HBO’s Game of Thrones series five went out with a bang – several bangs, in fact. To the chest of one of its central characters. But what’s new about that in Westeros, eh?

Ever since we seemingly waved goodbye to Stark stray-turned-Knight’s Watch Lord Commander Jon Snow, fan theories about the future of Kit Harington’s character have taken over the internet. But it seems as though some GoT lovers could be onto something.

There’s a theory that before Jon ‘died’ (wake up sheeple) he managed to ‘warg’ – essentially transfer himself – into his direwolf, Ghost, or that he’ll do just that in the opening moments of series six. That might explain why Harington’s so adamant that he will not be back next season.

And when you take a look back to a chat showrunners DB Weiss and David Benioff had with actors Harington and John Bradley (Samwell Tarly) at the Oxford Union months ago, things get even more interesting.

Harington told fans that if he could play any other character he’d actually like to be a warg and – wait for it – put himself into a wolf. A statement to which Weiss replied: “Two words for you. Season Six.”

Game. Set. Match. Jon Snow. Right? Well, maybe. Or maybe Mr Weiss knew exactly what he was doing, throwing fans off the scent when it came to his real intentions for the boy from The North.

It’s not like the showrunners are above messing with fans heads. After all, the biggest promotional campaign for series five featured a black crow and the ominous “All men must die”.

Maybe that was a hint that it was time for Jon Snow to fall at The Wall? Or maybe Game of Thrones just lives to torture us?


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