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Jon Snow Lives! Kit Harington Spotted Filming for ‘Game of Thrones’

To hear the showrunners tell it, Jon Snow is dead. Maise Williams has said so. Carice van Houten said so. The boss of HBO has said so. It’s the company line, and everyone seems to be sticking to it. But any good Braavosi worth his weight in iron coin knows that this just can’t be. George R. R. Martin takes a worrisome pride in fan reaction to the deaths he’s wrought upon his characters so far, but he’s been cryptic when alluding to the fate of The North’s most famous — and arguably most important — bastard. Jon’s place in the overall narrative has still not been revealed, and that’s what keeps fans incredulous at the thought that he’s just gone without an explanation.

If Jon had anyone left behind to tell his story, maybe it would make sense to kill him off. But Ned Stark, who raised Jon Snow like his own bastard son, didn’t impart the knowledge of Jon’s mother to Snow or to anyone else that we’re aware of. And it would be far too much of a Deus ex Machina to have some old confidant of Ned’s to just pop up and say, “oh hey, by the way, here’s Jon Snow’s story, and he’s totally dead. Sorry ‘bout it.” The increasingly mainstream R+L=J theory posits that Jon is the son of Ned’s sister Lyanna Stark and Rheagar Targaryen. If true, that would mean that he has the blood of Ice (the Northern-bred House Stark motto is famously “Winter is Coming”) & Fire (the Targaryens keep dragons as pets for crying out loud) and that the collective title of this series of books could be very well focused on Jon, and likely Dany as well.

Now, with all of that being said, Kit Harington was spotted on set filming new scenes for the upcoming season of Game of Thrones. Could these scenes be flashbacks? Sure. Are they likely to be flashbacks? That’s harder to say. Jon appears to be dressed in duds similar to what he wore when he still lived at Winterfell, but are the show runners seriously going to give us a season one-era flashback now? I most certainly doubt it. He’s not in his Crow attire, that much is true, but he also appears to be much further south than the Wall. Alfie Allen, who plays Theon Greyjoy, AKA Reek, appears to be standing right next to Kit, although he’s dressed down in civilian duds, so it’s unlikely he’s filming a part for that particular scene and his scenes would have either preceded or followed the one the cast and crew were in the middle of in that photograph. Under the umbrella that is keeping the monitors and equipment shielded from the elements, there also stands a lady who appears — to me at least — to look an awfully lot like Carice van Houten (Melisandre herself) also dressed down in civvies. That observation is a stretch, to be sure, so take it with a grain of salt. The woman could very well be a producer, camera tech, or any such crew member. But as Alfie and Kit’s respective characters did not spend much time together in the first season, it’s unlikely that a flashback filmed now, 5 years after the show’s debut, would involve the two of them in some way. And a flashback to a time when the two of them were in the same place most CERTAINLY would not involve Melisandre. So what does it all mean? When it comes to GoT, who the eff knows?

All I know is that I refuse to accept Jon Snow’s death as fact. Even if Martin kills Snow off in the upcoming book, I still will refuse to accept that fact. You just don’t set up your man for a touchdown play only to then pull him out of the game. You just don’t George! Furthermore, Kit Harington’s absence at the Golden Globes was mighty suspicious, given that if he had truly exited the show, he’d be more than happy to give post-mortem interviews about his time on the show especially on a night celebrating the show, and talking about how proud he was that they had been nominated for awards. Instead, the HBO brass likely kept him sequestered from such a press-heavy event so as to prevent any possible clue leaking out about his new upcoming filming work on the show.

What do you fine folks think about the photo? Am I reading far too much into Kit’s presence, as well as the folks around him? I want to know so let’s discuss below or on Twitter. Long live Snow!

HT Comic Book Resources

More Fan Art Proves Game of Thrones Fans Are Crazy Talented. Again.

You’ve seen our previous mentionings that Game of Thrones fans are crazy-talented. Well, in case you’ve forgotten, they’ve come back to remind us again!

Today’s artwork comes from Nikolas Ilic and, boy, is he crazy-talented. His Oberyn Martell alone brings a tear to my eye, seeing as what’s just happened to the Red Viper on the show.

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I mean… come on!

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Game of Thrones’ Lena Headey Cast in Latest Clive Barker Movie

Exciting news from Variety and Clive Barker today!

Cersei Lannister from Game of Thrones (aka actress Lena Headey), is set to star in Jaqueline Ess, the next of Clive Barker’s adaptations to get a film treatment (with the Master of Horror himself set as executive producer)!

From Variety:
“Jacqueline Ess” is the story of a woman who, in her thirst for change, achieves the ability to transform people’s bodies at will. It originally appeared in Barker’s “Books of Blood” anthologies, which also included the stories that were basis for the horror films “Lord of Illusions” and “Candyman.”

Keep an eye out, it sounds like it’s going to be another great Barker creeper!

Comic Book Girl 19: An Epic History of Game of Thrones’ House Stark

I’ve only recently discovered the videos of Comic Book Girl 19 and, holy cow, I’m hooked on her and the CBG19/Team 19 crew!

She is as adorkable as she is a smart cookie, an artist, and a huge geek! Watch below as she breaks down key points in the 2-part Epic History of House Stark!

I’m single-handedly putting blame on her for making me want to read the Hunger Games series now, and that’s not a bad thing! Before now, I thought the theme and movies were pretty neat but assumed it was just like another overrated young adult novel that had no substance to it aside from pretty faces and a hollow love story. (I’ve also heard about the “huge similarity” between the Hunger Games and Japan’s Battle Royale movies, I’ve also checked that out so spare me. I see the similarity but I don’t think it’s a rip-off at all).

After watching CBG19’s “Catching Fire: Epic Docu-Review,” I now think I’ve unfairly judged it too soon (I mean, like I said, the movie was neat but it only grazed the tip of the iceberg that is the whole story), and will be buying them soon!


Want Your Own GoT Dragon Eggs?

Game of Thrones fans, ever wonder what making your own metal dragon eggs would entail? Well, Poland-based Rextorn have shown us how! Well, sort of…

Fans of the show themselves, the exceedingly talented metalworkers recently uploaded a video of their process in creating said eggs! And from what I’ve gathered, it was no easy task. According to the website, they work in “the most difficult field of metalwork – the repoussage.”

Think that’s impressive or maybe even want to buy your own dragon egg? Take a gander at their website and browse through their other work, too: http://en.rextorn.com

Told you GoT fans are crazy-talented, didn’t I?

Game of Thrones Fans Are Crazy-Talented

It’s no secret that the Game of Thrones fandom has some of the most talented people I’ve ever seen (not that I’m trying to poo-poo over any/all other fandoms). But, seriously, GoT fans are srsly crazy-talented!

YouTube is riddled with videos of fans playing their own renditions of the opening theme (mostly) and, really, it’s just brilliant!

Opening theme on 8 floppy drives by MrSolidSnake745

The Rains of Castamere by Taylor Davis and Peter Hollens

Metal version

Theme by CHVRCHES

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