For fans of Jon Snow in HBO’s Game of Thrones, Kit Harington’s latest interview will be a knife to the heart. Although, many fans still believe the devil is in the detail as far as the interview wording goes.
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Recently, Kit Harington (who plays Ned Stark’s bastard son, Jon Snow) gave an interview with Digital Spy in which he claims Jon Snow is definitely dead.
“People didn’t want me to die, but he’s dead. So there you go, everyone has to get used to it.”
It is the official Game of Thrones stance issued by the actors and crew since the Season 5 finale showed Jon Snow stabbed repeatedly by his fellow members of the Night’s Watch and lay dying in a massive pool of his own blood. Since the Season 5 finale, Harington has also done next to no media interviews in relation to the fate of his character. “I’ve just hit the ground, and gone undercover,” he stated. However, Game of Thrones fans are less likely to agree with the fate of Jon Snow and have taken to social media to explain their reasoning as to why the character is not really dead. The gist the theories can be found in this Inquisitr article.
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Added to the theories is the fact Kit Harington has been sighted several times in Belfast at the same time the rest of the cast and crew have been filming Season 6 of Game of Thrones. Leaked images via Watchers on The Wall also show what appears to be images of Kit Harington as Jon Snow on set. The interesting thing about one of these images is the fact Jon Snow appears to be in the same photo as Carice van Houten (the actress who plays Melisandre) – although the image is rather grainy and many are not sure if this is actually Melisandre or not. But, if it were Melisandre, it would place Jon Snow in the very place many fans think he will show up alive in Season 6 of Game of Thrones – thanks to the fact Melisandre can probably resurrect the dead. And considering she arrived at the Wall in the Season 5 finale just as Jon Snow was fatally stabbed, it seems a possibility she will help bring Jon Snow back to the land of the living in Season 6.
Regardless of whether Jon Snow will return or not in Season 6 of Game of Thrones, HBO seems determined to maintain their mantra of “Jon Snow is dead.” Harington reiterated this in his Digital Spy interview, stating that he will be starring in Jamie Lloyd’s new London production, Doctor Faustus. He told DS that he had plenty of time off last year to get ready for this new endeavor, implying he was no longer required on set. However, as Vanity Fair pointed out, someone who has just been resurrected from the dead might not get as much screen time as a more active story line. Another theory over how little time he claims to have spent on set is the fact that with so many story lines going at once in Game of Thrones, his story line might have been strategically dragged out in order to heighten the suspense.
What do you think, is Jon Snow dead or alive in Season 6 of Game of Thrones? Let us know your thoughts and theories by commenting below!
Game of Thrones returns to HBO with Season 6 on April 24, 2016.
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