While it was to be expected members of History Channel’s Vikings would be at the San Diego Comic-Con this year, their attendance has been confirmed via Katheryn Winnick on Twitter today.
SPOILER ALERT: This article discusses Season 4 of History Channel’s Vikings. Please proceed with caution if you wish to avoid spoilers.
San Diego Comic-Con begins on Thursday, 20 July, and ends on Sunday, 23 July. While it is still early days yet, some networks are starting to announce their attendance. Katheryn Winnick may have made the announcement, but, as yet, there has been no mention of who might be attending the San Diego Comic-Con from the Vikings cast and crew this year.
Katheryn made the official announcement on behalf of the History Channel via her Twitter account. “Breaking news,” she wrote. “Vikings is coming to Comic-Con! Save the date everyone – 21 July – Can’t wait to see you there! Get your tickets now.”
Considering the main character of Ragnar Lothbrok was killed off in Season 4 of Vikings, it is possible the actor who played him, Travis Fimmel, could make one last trip to San Diego Comic-Con. This is something fans are eagerly anticipating: one last chance to hear from the actor who played Ragnar Lothbrok. However, no official announcement has been made in regard to Travis Fimmel attending yet.
While Ragnar may be dead now on Vikings, the show’s creator, Michael Hirst, did reassure fans via an interview he did with Rotten Tomatoes that his character will live on through his sons as well as the ongoing impact he made on people’s lives. Much in the way Athelstan (George Blagden) did after he died in Season 3 of Vikings.
“Ragnar doesn’t disappear. Actually, in pretty much the same way that Athelstan hasn’t disappeared from the show. His ghost, his presence — he’s still there. And so Ragnar doesn’t disappear.”
Vikings is coming to Comic-con!
Save the date everyone – 21 July – Can't wait to see you there!
Get your tickets now.. pic.twitter.com/4OYmvYMVHV
— Katheryn Winnick (@KatherynWinnick) May 17, 2017
Beyond that, in previous years at San Diego Comic-Con, Katheryn Winnick herself has been a regular. So it could be speculated that, while she made the announcement, she will also be present at San Diego Comic-Con.
In previous years, Michael Hirst has always been on board to answer questions abut the show. Other regulars at San Diego Comic-Con have included Alexander Ludwig (who plays Bjorn Ironside in Vikings), Gustaf Skarsgard (Floki) and Clive Standen (Rollo). Considering Clive Standen is also starring in NBC’s Taken, the potential is there for him to appear at two panels at San Diego Comic-Con this year. This is all speculation so far, as no attending list has been provided by the History Channel as yet.
On the San Diego Comic-Con website, the list for 2107 guests is already extensive. However, may of these guests are authors, cartoonists, and artists, with the television networks holding off to make their celebrity guest announcements until closer to the opening date of Comic-Con.
While Season 4 of Vikings has been over for a while now, filming has just wound up for Season 5. This season will see 20 episodes, just like Season 4, meaning production is taking longer than on previous seasons. While filming has concluded, production on Season 5 if still underway and an announcement on the premiere date for Vikings is yet to be finalized.
We do know, however, that Season 5 of Vikings will see characters head to Morocco and Iceland as the Vikings expand their boundaries and assimilate into different cultures. These journeys will not be easy on the Vikings though, as International Business Times points out, the clash between the pagan Vikings and the Christian tribes they encounter on their travels will continue into Season 5. The new character, Heahmund (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), introduced at the very end of Season 4 of Vikings, is just such an example of the Christian mindset that the Vikings were nothing more than pagan villains.
Are you looking forward to Season 5 of Vikings? Who would you like to see attend the Vikings panel at San Diego Comic-Con this year? Let us know by commenting below.
You can view the official trailer for Season 5 of Vikings below.
Vikings has been confirmed by History Channel as returning in 2017 with Season 5.
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