Although many fans found the answers to many of the questions they have had since the first season of the series, Game of Thrones has found no shortage of fan theories.
One of the more popular and older Game of Thrones fan theories that have been making its rounds both on and off the internet is the rumor that Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright) is actually the leader of the White Walkers himself, the Night King. After years of speculation, the Three-Eyed Raven himself put all of those rumors to end in a recent interview with Vulture.
Hempstead Wright was aware of fans claiming that there is a resemblance between the two Game of Thrones characters:
“Maybe. I think it’s less that they’re the same person and more that they’re two of the ancient beings of Westeros. The Three-Eyed Raven has been around for God knows how long, and White Walkers have been reported since the beginning of time. As we’ve seen, they were created by the Children of the Forest, so we can’t get much more ancient than that.”
The young Game of Thrones actor also delved into what motivations the two characters have and what divides them as well:
“Perhaps we can think of it as these are two characters with a huge amount of power, but one is a Frankenstein’s monster who is driven by nothing but hatred and violence. Then there’s Bran, who uses his powers for good. I want to find out why the Night King is so obsessed with destroying mankind. We’ll see whether they have any kind of explanations in the next season. Hopefully we’ll find out cool stuff about both of those characters.”
The HBO series stars Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Kit Harington as Jon Snow, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Aidan Gillen as Petyr Baelish, Liam Cunningham as Ser Davos Seaworth, Carice van Houten as Melisandre, Rory McCann as Sandor “The Hound” Clegane, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark, Conleth Hill as Varys, Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy, John Bradley as Samwell Tarly, Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth, Kristofer Hivju as Tormund Giantsbane, Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark, Jerome Flynn as Bronn, Iain Glen as Jorah Mormont, Hannah Murray as Gilly.
Game of Thrones Season 8 does not currently have a premiere date.