We still aren’t sure if Jon Snow will be back for season 6 of Game Of Thrones — but at least Bran Stark will be!
Isaac Hempstead Wright, who plays everyone’s favorite warg-in-training, confirmed that he is indeed returning on the hit HBO series after being on hiatus through season 5!
The 16-year-old teased a bit of what we can expect from Bran’s upcoming storyline, saying:
“I can’t say a lot, but I am back this season, and it’s going to get particularly interesting with Bran. He has some interesting visions.”
The actor admits he still needs to catch up on the fifth season, and (like the rest of us) is unaware if co-star Kit Harington will return after his shocking death scene:
“I don’t know [if he will come back]. He’s said he’s not. I wish he would because I love Kit and because the character’s so cool. Who knows? We start filming series six at the end of this month (July) so we’ll see.”
GoT showrunner David Benioff has previously compared Bran’s extended absence while he develops his warg abilities with the Three-Eyed Raven to Luke Skywalker’s Jedi training in Star Wars! He explained:
“Like, it would be far less interesting, after The Empire Strikes Back to have an hour-long movie in between Empire and Return of the Jedi where Luke is training. It’s so much cooler to cut from end of Empire to beginning of Return, where he’s become the Jedi.”
Makes sense to us! We don’t need The Sight to see that next season is going to be one of epic proportions!
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