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In just the blink of an eye, Season 7 of Game of Thrones has ended. Containing just seven explosive and action packed episodes, the series has seriously picked up its pace and delivered a bevy of new character interactions and long awaited reunions. And while we saw plenty of payoffs occurred this season, there are still a ton of questions and fan theories to be dissected in the year or so we have to wait until the show returns for its final season. One of the newest rumors to gain traction online is that Bran Stark is actually the Night King, and now the young actor has addressed the theory in an interview. Isaac Hempstead Wright recently responded, saying:
I don't know. I think it's a little bit far-fetched. But the whole Hodor thing, if I had read that as a theory, I would have said, 'Nah, this is crazy.' So, who knows? Although I have to say, people are now comparing my face to the Night King and going, 'Yeah! It's him! It's over, there's no question about it!' And I'm like, 'I don't look that much like the Night King, do I?'
Isaac Hempstead Wright's comments to THR seem to put the wildly popular fan theory to rest. But he also admits to not knowing exactly where Bran will be go in the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones. Considering all the bonkers twist and turns that the series has take in the past two seasons, it certainly feels like anything is possible. After all, who could have predicted Hodor's fate and origin in earlier seasons?
The theory about Bran and the Night King started back in Season 6, in the same episode that killed Hodor off. When the Night King grabbed Bran's wrist, he was able to enter the Three Eyed Raven's keep. This moment made many believe that Bran had a specific connection to the undead villain, and that he may become the Night King later. Plus, Isaac Hempstead Wright shares some facial similarities to the prosthesis used for the Night King's makeup.
Isaac Hempstead Wright actually helped to add fuel to the fire, as he recently used Game of Thrones' snapchat filter to transform himself into the Night King. Check it out.
This post encouraged the Game of Thrones fans who are buying the theory, although the actor's above statement seems to also put it to rest. So in short, it seems like just about anything is still possible for Game's final season.
Game of Thrones will return sometime next year (hopefully) on HBO. In the meantime, check out our fall premiere list to plan your next binge watch.