When the Wall came crumbling down at the end of last season’s Game of Thrones, the fate of everyone’s favorite Wildling was uncertain. Whether or not Tormund Giantsbane survived the Night King’s wrath was left ambiguous, but some observant fans in Belfast spotted actor Kristofer Hivju.
The Game of Thrones cast are assembling in Northern Ireland now for read-throughs of the eighth season. Hivju was spotted along with Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, and John Bradley. Considering the fact that Hivju seems to be part of the read-throughs, logic would follow that he’ll be speaking in season eight. Since Game of Thrones makes infrequent use of flashbacks, it’s likely Tormund survived the Night King’s siege.
Speaking recently to Elle, Hivju seemed doubtful on Tormund’s fate. He told Elle:
I don’t know. I honestly don’t know. Somehow, I don’t believe it. Somehow, it looks like it’s a fall you can’t survive. But people have asked me if characters like Beric and Tormund die, why wouldn’t they show that? And then, in another way, it’s a horrible way to end a season, by killing two people and showing that death. So they kept it in the air. But still, I don’t know! He may be dead.
Hivju must have been pleasantly surprised when he got called to Belfast. Not as pleasantly surprised as you, though. Right, Game of Thrones fanatic?
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