The cast and creators of GAME OF THRONES descended upon San Diego for Comic-Con with smiles and a couple of tequila shots in them (thanks to Sophie Turner, apparently). Even though there wasn’t anything new to announce, they still managed to share some tiny details about the forthcoming season, but more importantly, it was a chance for them to play a game of “Who deserves to sit on the Iron Throne?”
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia star Rob McElhenney posed the question to the massive panel and some of them had some predictable answers. Nathalie Emmanuel, who plays Missandei, stuck by her homegirl, Danaerys an said that she should rule Westeros. Similarly, John Bradley, who we all love as Sam, chose Jon Snow out of loyalty. As for the others, they had some unexpected answers.
Liam Cunningham (a.k.a. Davos Seaworth) pictured a White Walker lounging on the throne with a cigar hanging out of his mouth while Turner mixed things up and threw Little Finger’s hat in the ring for the throne — a choice that was met with playful jeers from the audience.
The answers just got even more fascinating as Iwan Rheon, known for his role as the horrible Ramsay Bolton, said that the throne should no longer exist and that Westeros should have a democracy while Isaac Hempstead-Wright (Bran) split up the responsibilities among the Stark clan: Jon would take the throne with Sansa advising and Arya acting as the muscle of the group.
Apparently Conleth Hill, who plays Varys, knows who will take the throne and wouldn’t spill the beans and Faye Marsay picked her character’s rival, Arya as her choice joking that Maisie would hit her if she didn’t.
The most interesting answer came from Hodor himself, Kristian Nairn. He suggested that the throne needed someone with honor and integrity — someone like Brienne of Tarth. Now that is something for the writers to marinate on.
We’ll have to wait to see if any of these predictions will come true, but Cunningham said that the only clue about George R.R. Martin’s suggestion for the throne was “bittersweet.” Guess we’ll just have to wait for the dust to settle from this impending war to see what that means.
Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer