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‘Game of Thrones': A look at the new information about Jon Snow.

A long winter is coming for “Game of Thrones” fans, because despite all the months of conspiracies ahead, all the evidence still points to Jon Snow being truly dead. While the fifth season of the wildly successful HBO fantasy drama “Game of Thrones” may be over, speculation over the fate of a certain main character is not. Speculation has been rampant on social media and pop culture sites that the beloved character would be making a miraculous recovery after a photo surfaced of actor Kit Harington arriving in Belfast Tuesday. The British actor, who plays the Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch and was seen getting knifed to death in a bloody mutiny at The Wall in the final scenes of the last season, has now been pictured hanging out with his cast members. According to the website, filming for the new series begins this week.There’s a chance Harington might be starring in flashbacks, or simply playing a corpse, but more and more fans are starting to suspect that Nights Watchman Snow is almost certainly making a comeback next season.

Earlier this month, GoT director David Nutter explained that Kit’s character was “deader than dead” as fans debated whether they could really kill off Jon Snow. The only problem is that Jon Snow was last seen bleeding out after being (seemingly) fatally stabbed by members of his Night’s Watch in the season five finale. While Snow had always believed himself to be the “bastard” son of Northern nobleman Eddard Stark (Sean Bean), fans have speculated that that he may in fact be the product of a secret relationship between Eddard’s sister, Lyanna Stark, and the Targaryen Prince Rhaegar. (The theory is popularly dubbed “R+L=J”.) A number of tantalising hints in both the books and the show suggest that Lyanna’s final act was to entrust her brother with the care of her child, and swear him to secrecy. And judging by the language of Harington’s assertions to Daily News TV editor Don Kaplan during an exclusive set visit, even he seemed convinced that his character’s watch was done. “I’m quite dead,” Harington told the News. “It’s over for Jon Snow — at the very least, he gets to join his family and kin and leave this terrible world behind.

There have been theories circulating that Harington is returning to film flashbacks, but the show has to date only employed one — a childhood incident in Cersei’s life that opened season five. While cast and bosses have been furiously insisting Jon Snow is dead, fans have been holding out hope that the arrival of Melisandre – and her resurrection skills – shortly before Jon was gutted means he will live to fight another day. But apparently, in what could be good news for fans and conspiracy theorists who maintain Snow is coming back, Jon Snow might actually make a comeback on the show. More likely is a funeral scene, which is not unprecedented: actor Charles Dance returned for a proper sendoff into the great beyond for his noble heel, Tywin Lannister. According to Buzzfeed, eagle-eyed viewers have noticed that one new season six location, the Spanish Castillo de Zafra in Guadalajara, pictured below, bears more than a passing resemblance to a fictional location described in George RR Martin’s books: namely, the Tower of Joy, where Ned Stark last saw Lyanna ahead of her death.

But a more intriguing possibility is that Snow is in fact dead … because he will be reincarnated as Azor Ahai, the legendary champion of the light prophesied to face the encroaching forces of the white walkers. I’m not coming back next season.” Meanwhile, Martin said following the 2011 publication of “Dragons,” “Oh, you think he’s dead, do you? … To translate that into non-geek, it means that technically Harington wouldn’t have been wrong when he talked about his big death scene with the News, because he could be return in theory as another character. “I had wanted it to be a beautiful death, a release,” Harington. “But the way it unfolded, it was a huge betrayal and a gruesome death. I’m not going to address whether he’s dead or not.” Fans have pointed to various reasons that Jon must be returning to the show, from what appear to have been supernatural resurrections of other characters to the fact that a plotline involving the identity of Jon’s parentage (he was told his father is Ned Stark, portrayed by Sean Bean) has not yet been resolved. Turns out, Season 6 of the hit fantasy series has begun filming in Belfast, and Harington (plus his on-point man bun) have been photographed walking around town.

And definitely Dany’s a part of it.” At the end of last season, Daenerys found herself surrounded by Dothraki horsemen, which implied a return to her role as Khaleesi, but it also meant Clarke had to practise her Dothraki. From the very beginning, and [through] the script process, that was the intent – he’s dead,” Nutter said, during a panel at San Diego’s Comic-Con 2015. Last time we saw Daenerys, she was surrounded by a Dothraki Khalasar – very likely a hostile one. (Technically speaking, all Dothraki Khalasars could be considered hostile, to an extent.) But, while the Dothraki aren’t too keen on the idea of female leaders, we reckon the sight of Drogon might just convince them otherwise. However, if he’s not and there’s some kind of reversal – Jon is only wounded, or Jon is brought back to life through magic, or, as some viewers have guessed, Jon puts his mind in the body of his pet direwolf Ghost (look, this show is complicated) – is it a good creative move by the show? We certainly hope so. “The dragons will again be double in size, ” Bauer recently told Yahoo TV, when asked what viewers could expect from season six. “When the dragons were small, we had little foam rubber models of each dragon and we could carry them on and off of the set and it was no big deal.

One critic wrote of the second episode, before audiences knew whether Farrell’s character Ray Velcoro survived (he did), “[The show has] even less going for it if it’s willing to do the whole fakeout thing.” The “Star Trek” character Spock was famously resurrected, and while the character is beloved, the movies after the one in which Spock died, “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan,” weren’t as acclaimed. One piece of season six casting news suggests that Bran may gain the ability to look into the past, and that we’ll consequently be seeing flashback scenes featuring Bran’s father, Eddard, as a child. The article suggests – we think extremely plausibly – that the “trio of boys” may well be a young Ned Stark (actor Sean Bean, who played Ned in the first season, has green eyes), a young Robert Baratheon, and Ned’s brother Brandon.

However, disgusted by the servile, frightened state that he’d been left in after being tortured by Ramsay, she ended up disowning him too, declaring that “Theon Greyjoy is dead”. (When it comes to dysfunctional families , the Greyjoys are right up there with the Lannisters, Baratheons and Targaryens.) We didn’t see anything of the Greyjoys in season five – in fact, their storyline is one of the few areas where the TV series is actually lagging behind the books. Apparently, the programme-makers are, or were, on the lookout for a man in his 40s or 50s, to play “an infamous pirate who has terrorised seas all around the world”, and who is “cunning, ruthless, with a touch of madness”.

Euron, in case you’re wondering, is a ruthless, eyepatch-wearing pirate, whose ship, The Silence, is manned entirely by men who have had their tongues cut out. In Martin’s books, Balon dies, and a traditional ceremony known as a called Kingsmoot is called, at which the Ironborn decide who their next ruler should be.

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