These days, Finn Jones is far more concerned with what's happening in the Marvel universe than on his former show Game of Thrones, but that doesn't mean he doesn't have a theory about how it will all end on the HBO fantasy epic. The Iron Fist star recently shared his thoughts about Game of Thrones' final hour and, of course, death is involved. Here's how he put it.
I basically don't think there will be a throne anymore, and I don't think there will be a centralized seat of power. I think power will be given back to the individual kingdoms and more of like a democratic rule. But I think that's probably a bit too utopian for Game of Thrones, and I think eventually what will happen is everyone will die.
Finn Jones gave the short version of what his Iron Fist co-star and former Game of Thrones actress Jessica Henwick assured People is a much longer theory. Jones' speculation speaks to the massive war and fight with the White Walkers getting resolved before humanity is vanquished, and that the kingdoms will be evenly dispersed among the worthy rules into an altered form of democracy. Which would be a strange concept indeed for the surviving Lannisters to contend with.
Then, Finn Jones went on to explain that his "everyone wins" scenario is a little too optimistic for the often dour series, so something will probably happen that results in "everyone" dying. Jones' end part of the theory seems far more plausible, especially with GoT's stance on allowing people to live long lives, but is he anywhere near correct with the rest of his theory?
No one but the cast and crew can say for sure, of course, although Finn Jones is really banking on Game of Thrones Season 8 covering a lot of ground in its shortened season. Outside of events getting explained away in an opening crawl, it seems highly improbable the Night King and White Walkers will be disposed of quickly enough to allow for follow-up episodes that establish a post-war democracy that eventually devolves into chaos. That's especially true given we already know Cersei Lannister intends to double cross Dany and Jon during the war effort, which could drag out the great war much longer than if she played nice and actually helped defeat the White Walkers.
Finn Jones and Jessica Henwick may possibly know something the general public doesn't due to their time on Game of Thrones, although it's more likely the Iron Fist actors are as just as in the dark as everyone else. Of the two, Henwick is the one to have worked on the show most recently, which almost didn't get to happen due to Iron Fist's production. Jones, of course, had his character Loras Tyrell killed off in Season 6, so perhaps that's led to his headspace that everyone else should either be in peace or die off. Jones was initially a bit flippant about the question when it was posed to them, and only after some prodding revealed his theory. Check it out in the video below.
Game of Thrones is set to return to HBO for Season 8 sometime in 2019. For a look at upcoming television scheduled to arrive well before that, head on over to our fall premiere guide.