"Game of Thrones" Season 6 is almost done filming, and several new teases and outright spoilers have the fandom buzzing. There are always interesting updates posted at Watchers on the Wall -- it is known -- but one juicy bit of Winterfell scoop is below, plus a brief tease on Queen Margaery Tyrell from Natalie Dormer, and an intriguing update from Ian McShane on his one-off role.
*Warning: Major spoilers ahead -- but no promises on the veracity.*
GUESS WHO'S COMING TO WINTERFELL?
On November 16, Watchers on the Wall posted about a scene being rehearsed and filmed this week including Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner), Jon Snow (Kit Harington), Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon), and Littlefinger (Aidan Gillen). Their source said the characters were interacting in Winterfell's courtyard "an there's a great deal of tension." We can imagine. But it gets even more tense when, they added, "a giant turns up at the gates! The giant tries to force its way in and the people inside have to fight it off."
They said they didn't know if it was Wun Wun or another giant, and they weren't sure which episode it was for. WOTW is very reliable so, even though this sounds pretty wild, we can't wait to see how it plays out. That Jon Snow is alive we could all guess, and there were previous spoilers about a major battle featuring Jon and the Northern armies. It's sad to hear of Sansa at Winterfell with Ramsay, since Season 5 ended with Sansa and Theon fleeing the place. But hopefully Ramsay will still get his comeuppance. Littlefinger has a lot to answer for as well, but he didn't seem to know the truth about Ramsay when he stuck Sansa there and went to King's Landing. All in all, this is one spoiler to keep in mind when Season 6 starts.
GUESS WHO'S COMING BACK?
It's already known that Bran Stark is coming back, and we're expecting to see Rickon and Osha this year too, plus Yara Greyjoy, and even The Blackfish. But who did you never expect to see again? Ian McShane is joining Season 6, and he told Pop Goes the News it's just for "a one-off episode." But apparently he gets a lot done in that episode, giving a hint on his character: "I am responsible for bringing somebody back that you thought you're never going to see again. I'll leave it at that." Jon Snow? But that's what Melisandre is for! Fans apparently think he'll instead be a cross between Septon Meribald and the Elder Brother from the book "A Feast for Crows," with the person coming back possibly being the Hound ... or Lady Stoneheart. It would be exciting to see either back on screen. But where's Gendry? Just curious.
MARGAERY HAS 99 PROBLEMS BUT CERSEI AIN'T ONE
Last but not least, the great Natalie Dormer was recently on "The Late Late Show with James Corden," to promote the final "Hunger Games" movie, and of course she was asked about "Game of Thrones." When asked if Margaery would get revenge on Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey), Natalie said, "I can't tell you very much ... [but] Cersei is the least of Margaery's problems. She's got bigger problems this season." Bigger problems than Cersei? Interesting. More of the power struggle with The Faith Militant? Family problems? Tommen usurped? Does Ser Pounce get sick?
What are you most looking forward to seeing in Season 6, whenever it arrives?
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