‘Game Of Thrones’ Star Carice Van Houten Officially Joins the ‘Jon Snow Lives’ Club
Game of Thrones conspiracy theory has hit a fever pitch months before Season 6 will ever air, as fans take every possible opportunity to dissect the fate of Kit Harington’s Jon Snow. Now, the “Jon Snow Lives” truther movement might have its staunchest supporter yet, as Melisandre herself, Carice van Houten insists Jon Snow must live.
As reported by The Sun from London’s London Film and Comic-Con, van Houten was heard to exclaim “No, he can’t be dead. No!” Naturally, one actor’s beliefs won’t shape the ultimate outcome written by either showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss, or even George R.R. Martin, while van Houten offered some vague hope in discussing fan theories of her involvement in a potential resurrection for Jon:
I’ve seen that on the internet; like I’ve seen stuff saying ‘we’ll forgive you if you save him’… [After Shireen] I had so many people on Twitter telling me ‘f— off, b—h’. “I’ve never had so many death wishes in my life. It was so interesting to experience that. I mean, I knew it was coming — I thought, I’m not gonna get any more sympathy after this!
We’re admittedly in the camp that Melisandre’s post-Stannis return to The Wall would only make sense with a specific narrative purpose, but it’s at least a comfort that van Houten believes Jon Snow’s return in the show’s best interest. Maisie Williams seemed less convinced, while Isaac Hempstead-Wright remained optimistic, and Emilia Clarke even gave it a 50/50 prior to reading the scripts. Now that she has however, according to the Los Angeles Times:
There’s so much in store for [Daenerys]. I’m saying that obviously because I’ve read the script for next season. Muwah ha ha! I know stories. It’s really exciting. This season coming up, that we’re about to film, there’s none of that [slow buildup]. It’s just go, go, go, go. Shocking moment to shocking moment. Epic moment to epic moment. It’s mental; it’s epic. And definitely Dany’s a part of it.
Elsewhere of Game of Thrones Season 6, we know that casting has begun on a number of other new roles, several of which suggest we’ll follow Samwell Tarly on his departure from the Night’s Watch, while others seemingly confirm we’ll pick up with George R.R. Martin’s discarded Iron Islands subplots, and additional locations point to a number of flashbacks. Jon Snow isn’t the only deceased character supposedly returning, while HBO has also released a list of directors.
Game of Thrones will likely keep its other Season 6 secrets under wraps after that snoozer of a Comic-Con panel, but could Carice van Houten’s testimony seal Jon Snow’s return?