With "Game of Thrones" returning later than usual this year, there's no shortage of months to speculate on what fascinating madness Season 7 will bring. Thanks to a new photo, we may know one more character who will be involved when the time comes.
*There are spoilers ahead, so consider yourself warned.*
There's only so much you can keep hidden in the internet age, and once again, social media seems to have unveiled one of the show's secrets. Fans apparently caught a group of cast members out for drinks in Belfast -- including a familiar face whose Season 7 return hasn't been confirmed. Joseph Mawle, who has had an infrequent but recurring role as Benjen Stark over the years, was among the group.
[PICTURE] Iain Glen (Jorah) Kristofer Hivju (Tormund) and Joseph Mawle (Benjen) with fans in Belfast! (via got_updates) pic.twitter.com/6OOBjDjGjm— GoT Source (@GoTsources) December 17, 2016
When we last saw Benjen, he saved Bran (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) and Meera (Ellie Kendrick) from the White Walkers, only to leave them shortly thereafter. Though brief, his Season 6 appearance sparked speculation that he is the character Coldhands from the books, a theory the showrunners later confirmed. The fact that Mawle has been spotted in Northern Ireland with the cast seems to bode well for his return -- and for us learning more about the mysterious character.
The wait continues, but at least now we have new material to agonize over.
[via: The Independent]