If there’s one thing that geeks have been raving about for months (other than the new “Avengers” movie) it’s the eighth and final season of “Game of Thrones”. Who will sit on the Iron Throne? Who will get axed? Will anyone survive the White Walkers’ assault on King’s Landing? You didn’t know the Night King and his undead dragon were going to reach the capital of Westeros? Ok, maybe these aren’t concrete facts. But people are spreading some exciting rumors. So if you’re like me and don’t want to know even the slightest spoilers, don’t read any further. But if your curiosity is growing stronger – hop on the hype train going from beyond the Wall all the way to the Dragonpit.
Here are a few juicy “Game of Thrones” season 8 rumors and (possible) spoilers. You’ve been warned!
1. King’s Landing Will Get LIT AF!
With a franchise as huge as “GoT”, there’s always someone with a camera, ready to sneak a peek at the filming process. Apparently, some random person on Twitter noticed that the Red Keep set at King’s Landing was seemingly scorched to the ground, but a lonely Lannister banner was still flying high. More photo evidence followed from other sources, cementing the fate of King’s Landing. I don’t think anyone was shocked to hear that Cersei would finally manage to destroy everything she had, one way or another. It’s still mysterious – even though we know the outcome, we still have no idea what sparked it.
2. Where’s the Bloody Mountain?
The fans have been waiting for the Cleganebowl for years, and the rumor has it, we might not actually see the legendary battle between brothers Hound and Mountain. Almost a year ago, the actor playing the Mountain (Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson) was asked to shed some light on his character’s status in the show, but he knew better not to divulge any gossip. This of course led to wild speculations: Will he die and be reborn again? Will Arya cross a name off her to-do list? Perhaps he won’t even be in the last season.
3. The Return of Lady Lyanna Mormont
It’s not every day we see a small character like this enter the big league with Daenerys, Jon Snow, or Cersei. This little girl has made quite an impression! According to the paparazzi (or as they like to call themselves, the Watchers on the Wall) Lyanna was spotted on set in Belfast, so she’s clearly still in the game. How will she react to Jon Snow bending the knee? Probably not too well, I’d imagine. Also, this means she’ll finally meet her uncle Jorah!