After a befitting season 6 finale, Game Of Thrones were disappointed to learn about the delay in the premiere of season 7. While fans have no other option than wait for season 7 to be aired, they could receive some interesting news about the show during the San Diego Comic-Con, which is scheduled to begin on 21 July.
This year, fans will be given an opportunity to interact with those who were killed in season 6. Kristian Nairn (Hodor), Iwan Rheon (Ramsay Bolton) and Faye Marsay (The Waif) will be present on the GoT panel at the highly awaited event. Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark) and John Bradley (Samwell Tarly) will also be present on the occasion to answer fan queries about the award-winning fantasy HBO series.
Soon after the season 6 finale – Winds Of Winter – aired, the internet was abuzz with fan theories regarding Bran Stark's vision, Jon Snow's future alliance with Queen Daenerys Targaryen, and the White Walkers.
However, there was an uncanny theory that surfaced regarding the importance of Sam in the storytelling during the crucial battle with the White Walkers. Sam left his father Randyll Tarly's castle and went to the Citadel where he was overwhelmed to see the colossal library containing books which are centuries old.
A popular fan theory suggests that the intelligent, well-educated, and insightful master for the Night's Watch will read through the ancient scriptures and play a key role in finding the formulae that would end the terror of the White Walkers.
Hence, no doubt, Bradley – who plays Sam – will be bombarded with related questions and it will be interesting to see how he would reply with giving out spoilers.
Being a fan of the show himself, the English actor has his own theory regarding his character's future. "One theory is that what we're seeing now and how we're experiencing Game of Thrones is Sam telling the story of Game of Thrones. If you take the logic of the story now, the story of Westeros and the story of the battle for the Iron Throne, it would be a book in that library," he previously told The Hollywood Reporter.
"The one thing I found moving about that object being the same in the Citadel and in the opening titles is that it's a testament to [showrunner David Benioff and Dan Weiss'] foresight, that they can plan something that only comes to fruition much later on. It shows an incredible kind of long game, in terms of giving people drips of information and being brave enough to puzzle people for a while," he added.
All eyes will be on the upcoming Comic-Con where Benioff and Weiss are expected to give out some more details about the show's upcoming filming schedule, premiere date and of course address multiple fan theories.
Moderated by Rob McElhenney, the Game of Thrones panel and Q&A session will be held on Friday 22 July.