Production for Season 7 of Game of Thrones is officially underway!
While fans still have to wait until next year before Season 7 premieres, a few leaked photos offer a glimpse at what’s to come for Jon Snow’s (Kit Harington) epic reunions.
According to The Wrap, Jon will finally meet Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) when Game of Thrones returns in 2017.
A leaked photo shows Jon and Daenerys meeting on the coast.
Daenerys’ white hair is clearly visible in the blurry shot while Jon looks to be wearing his heavy winter coat.
The photo is only a still shot and doesn’t reveal much about the scene. It does, however, confirm the highly anticipated meeting between two of the most powerful characters in Westeros.
— HollywoodLife (@HollywoodLife) October 27, 2016
Over the past few years, fans have theorized that Jon is actually a Targaryen and not a member of Ned Stark’s family.
This theory, often referred to as “R+L=J,” was confirmed at the end of Season 6 when we learned that Jon was actually Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen’s child.
This revelation has huge implications next season and potentially could change the political dynamics on the show.
After all, Daenerys thought she was the only remaining Targaryen left in the world and will likely make an alliance with Jon, who is technically her nephew.
The Season 6 finale concluded with the northern houses proclaiming Jon as King in the North.
The season also ended with Daenerys finally making her epic return to Westeros with a massive army at her disposal.
These two characters are clearly the most powerful forces on the show and it’s good to see that they will actually meet in Season 6.
Whether or not they become allies next season is yet to be determined.
With Daenerys determined to win back the Iron Throne from Cersei Lannister, there’s no telling what will happen once Jon enters the mix.
In addition to the leaked image, iDigital Times revealed that some video footage was also leaked that shows Jon meeting Daenerys.
The clip features Jon walking down a hill to presumably see Daenerys.
Although some fans were excited about the news, many were angered by the spoiler.
In fact, even Nathalie Emmanuel, who portrays Missandei on the show, expressed her disappointment with people who are “determined to ruin Season 7” by posting pictures.
For her part, Esquire reports that Clarke put a humorous spin on the leaked image from the set of Game of Thrones.
“Please note: THIS CONTAINS SPOILERS,” the actress wrote alongside a picture of herself standing between two cartoon characters. “And show runners…And Jon Snow’s mum.”
Meanwhile, Screen Crush is reporting that producers just released the list of directors for each episode in Season 7.
They also announced plans for creating massive set pieces and shared how some of the scenes will be shot in Iceland.
Furthermore, producers teased that Jim Broadbent (Harry Potter) will have a major role in the coming season.
At the same time, Vanity Fair is reporting that fans can expect a new big bad to emerge in Season 7.
Game of Thrones has featured a lot of villains over the years, and with the series starting to wind down, the conflicts are going to come to a head.
Unfortunately, this means that Cersei and Jamie Lannister will probably face some harsh times ahead as Jon and Daenerys prepare for an epic battle with the White Walkers.
Indeed, it seems like Season 7 will conclude with all the major players in place to battle it out one last time in Season 8.
Based on the leaked photos, it appears as though Jon is going to join forces with Daenerys rather than oppose her.
According to NY Daily News, Jon was also seen shaking Tyrion Lannister’s (Peter Dinklage) hand, which is another indication that Jon is on the Khaleesi’s side.
— TMZ (@TMZ) October 26, 2016
Jon and Tyrion haven’t seen each other since the dwarf visited The Wall back in Season 1.
The two managed to strike up a friendly bond and it looks like that friendship will continue in Season 7.
“Never forget what you are. The rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor and it can never be used to hurt you,” Tyrion told Jon about his status as a bastard.
Although things are looking good between Jon and Daenerys, there is one individual that Jon isn’t going to treat nicely in the coming season.
In another leaked photo, Jon is shown grabbing Theon Greyjoy by the collar and lifting him in the air.
— Daenerys Targaryen (@Queen_Daenerys_) October 25, 2016
The heated exchange is certainly understandable, especially given Theon’s complicated history with the Starks over the years.
Not only did Theon break his oath to Robb Stark but he also tried to capture Winterfell and murder Bran and Rickon.
Whether or not this ruins Jon’s relationship with Daenerys is yet to be seen.
The new season of Game of Thrones is expected to premiere sometime next summer on HBO, check out some of the best fan theories in the clip below.
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