Game of Thrones really hit a nerve with the death of Jon Snow, played by Kit Harington, with fans of the series still refusing to admit to themselves, or to anyone else, that the character is really dead. This has been such a wildly popular topic that even those who have never seen a single Game of Thrones episode now know who Jon Snow is and at least something of the character’s history on the series. Harington has experienced much of the fallout, following the death of his character with every interview and every fan encounter ultimately leading to this one question: Is Jon Snow really dead?
Game of Thrones‘ Kit Harington Addresses The Fate Of Jon Snow, Once And For All
Kit Harington’s last appearance on Game of Thrones was seen almost seven months ago and since that time, the actor has turned his sights toward other projects, both on the stage and on the big screen. Currently, Kit has been out promoting his appearance in Doctor Faustus at London’s Duke of York Theatre, but he is also scheduled to appear in two feature films. The Game of Thrones actor will play Samuel in the Martin Koolhoven mystery/western, Brimstone, and he is also set to star as the title character in Xavier Dolan’s The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, both due out later this year.
Having so many new projects to keep him busy, it comes as no surprise that Kit is eager to settle the fate of his Game of Thrones character, once and for all.
“I think anyone who wants to know what happens in season six has to wait until it comes out,” Harington said. “All I can tell you is Jon Snow is dead. He died at the end of last season.”
Jon Snow Is Dead…But That Doesn’t Mean He’s Not Coming Back
Some clues are emerging that suggest Kit Harington may not be done with Game of Thrones just yet. Apparently, the former Jon Snow actor has been seen on the Season 6 set of the George R.R. Martin inspired series, though it seems highly unlikely that such a busy actor was just stopping by the set to say “Hi” to some old friends.
Speaking of old friends, some of Harington’s former co-stars added to the intrigue surrounding Jon Snow’s possible return.
“I really can’t say much apart from you’ll see the biggest moments on television that have ever existed,” teased Emilia Clarke, when asked about Jon Snow’s return in Season 6.
That alone is enough to make sure Game of Thrones remain in a state of agonized anticipation until the Season 6 premiere, so Maisie Williams comments may even be seen as a form of torture on par with that experienced by the many Game of Thrones characters, themselves.
“Everyone was so sad about it, and I feel so mean because I speak to people and they’re all like, ‘Jon Snow, is he back?’ And it’s really heartbreaking because people are like, ‘Yeah, but he’s coming back though?’ It’s a great twist, but I can’t say he’s going to be alive,” Williams commented.
This seemed to suggest that Jon Snow might be back in a more ethereal form, but Kit couldn’t even confirm that much. He would only reiterate his “wait and see” mantra.
Meanwhile, Harington is starring in Doctor Faustus, directed by Olivier Award winner Jamie Lloyd. The play puts Kit at center stage, as his character makes a pact with the devil, who grants him the ability to perform anything on a whim through the power of black magic. The pact sends Harington’s character whirling into a world of celebrity and success, where his every want or desire is granted, but at what price?
Kit added that he’s learning the art of illusion specifically for Doctor Faustus and added that his character seems reminiscent of such grand illusionists as David Copperfield or David Blaine.
Doctor Faustus will be playing at the Duke of York’s Theatre in London, England from Monday, April 9 until Saturday, June 4.
The Season 6 premiere of Game of Thrones will debut on Sunday, April 24 on HBO.
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