We still have a long wait to do before we get to see the Season 6 of the much-awaited HBO Series Game of Thrones premiere, and even the next books, authored by no-less than George R.R. Martin still has a long way before hitting the shelves. But still, various spoilers already abound from the show.
The latest spoiler was revealed by Martin himself, known for discussing insider information to fans in his blog.
Game of Thrones Season 6 Spoilers: Guess Who?s Not Dead?
In an article from Screen Rant, Martin said, When asked directly by a fan if Stannis Baratheon was alive or dead, he replied:??In my books? Alive, beyond a doubt.?
This is actually significant information and considered a spoiler for fans of the books and show alike. It?s?not necessarily a huge?spoiler, as many fans have doubted that Stannis actually died, compared to that of Jon Snow.
Furthermore, the site said, in the HBO series, the character?s fate was left uncertain when Brienne?s supposed deathblow was never actually seen onscreen. Still, although plenty of other potential cast additions have led to questions of who?s alive and who?s dead, whether or not Stephen Dillane is?going to return has been kept under wraps.
It shouldn?t be dismissed either that some of the characters who are already dead in the show are actually alive in the book. The same can be said to Stannis, as Season 5 director, David Nutter said to an EW interview ?stated in EW, ?From the very beginning,?and [through]?the script process,?that was the intent ? he?s dead.?
In our previous articles, we?ve also discussed the never-ending debate of Jon Snow being dead or alive. From the most creative explanation, to the down-right desperate theories, Game of Thrones fans are always keeping an open mind about the fate of their favorite character. But at long last, the inevitable answer has been shared and it is not pretty.
One theory suggests that Stannis Baratheon?s mistress Melisandre, who was seen returning to The Wall moments before Snow was stabbed, will use her powers to bring him back to life.
?Dead is dead is dead. He be dead. Yes. Everything I?ve seen, heard and read, he is dead,? according to HBO executive Michael Lombardo, the 100% percent truth teller of Game of Thrones, from Huffington Post.
If you count how many times Lombardo said ?dead? in that sentence, that?s how many minutes? people cried over the death of the Lord Commander. Harsh is harsh but maybe the HBO Executive gave us a well-deserved slap on the cheek for forcing the theory that our hero is going to be alive in Season 6.
?We would hope that after seeing the scene and the way it?s shot that the answers to that will be unambiguous in the minds of the people watching it,? Dan Weiss shared to Entertainment Weekly, were the scene refers to the bloody [and dead] Jon Snow. ?It should be pretty clear what happens in by the time you?re done seeing the scene,? he added.
Dan Weiss should be hailed as a savior for being man enough to tell the fans the truth.