Although Comic-Con is normally associated with big reveals and surprises, fans who attended the Game of Thrones panel at this year’s Comic-Con in hopes of learning more about the fate of Jon Snow were left empty handed. However, fans were given a few ideas what the new season will hold as several cast members predicted their own fate on the show.
According to Time, Maisie Williams (Arya) discussed her character fighting blind during the finale.
“The contacts I was wearing at the big reveal at the end, I only had them for 15 minutes,” she stated. “It takes them three seconds to be like, ‘Arya fights blind,’ but it takes me a long time to master that.”
Meanwhile, with Margaery still in prison, Natalie Dormer has some doubts about her character’s future. “I think Margaery is in quite a bit of trouble to be honest,” she explained. “Grandma’s not around to take care of her anymore.”
At the same time, Liam Cunningham, who plays Davos, doesn’t think that his character will start to smile anytime soon. “I don’t think that’s going to happen,” he stated after he was asked if his character would smile more after the death of Stannis Baratheon.
Elsewhere, Conleth Hill (Varys) added that the show might include additional eunuchs in the future. “The first season I was the only eunuch in the village. Then Theon jumped on the bagwagon. Then the unsullied. Trensetter!” he quipped.
Apart from these little tidbits, the cast and crew refused to discuss Snow’s death, if the show would treat its female characters differently in Season 6, and any details concerning the new season. With David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, and George R.R. Martin not in attendance, producer Carolyn Strauss assured fans that they are keeping things secret in order to surprise fans.
“We’ve always tried to maintain a level of surprise for people who watch the show,” she explained, according to ABC News.
Although fans asked about whether or not Snow was truly dead following his apparent murder during the Season 5 finale, the panel refused to answer. When asked about how the show treated women during Season 5, which featured rape, death from fire, and a nude walk through town, Strauss stated “Things were not great for a lot of people, male and female.”
In regards to the fiery death of Princess Shireen, Strauss stated it was done in that manner because it was an important story to tell. “Just because it’s painful doesn’t mean it’s not a good point in the story. It wasn’t done because of the pain, it was done in spite of the pain.”
Season 6 of Game of Thrones will premiere in the spring of 2016.
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