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Here's Everything We Learned About "Game Of Thrones" At Comic-Con

Sansa might be in big trouble, guys. SPOILERS AHEAD.

San Diego Comic-Con is in full swing, which can only mean one thing: NEW GAME OF THRONES STUFF.


A lot of the key cast and creative minds behind Game of Thrones were at the Comic-Con panel, lookin' good (although some of them are, ya know, dead on the show).

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Faye Marsay (The Waif), Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark), Iwan Rheon (Ramsay Bolton), Conleth Hill (Varys), Liam Cunningham (Ser Davos Seaworth), and Kristian Nairn (Hodor) all attended. Show creators David Benioff and D. B. Weiss were also in attendance, and "Battle of the Bastards" director Miguel Sapochnik.

Here's everything we learned.

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We did get a quick, behind-the-scenes look at Season 7. No new show footage, but some cool shots that foreshadow Cersei's coming reign...

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...including the Lannister banner and that BLACK SEQUIN LION SLEEVE. So, Cersei's wardrobe will continue to tend black and absolutely fabulous.


George R.R. Martin has known about Hodor's sad fate for years, and the creators thought it was "frickin' cool." UMMM.


"Three or four years ago, we were in Santa Fe talking to George, and he told us about where he was heading with the books — and that was when he told us the Hodor fate and where the name 'Hodor' came from. But I just remember looking at Dan and we were both so amazed and excited because it was so frickin’ cool," Benioff said.

We're only getting seven episodes next season because, well, winter is finally here.


"Winter is here. We [have to shoot] in places where there are trees, and we [have to] wait for the leaves to fall off, so we’re actually waiting to shoot later in the year. And that means we don’t finish shooting until February. There’s no way to finish [and] get the show out there until summer," David Benioff said.

Even though the show has surpassed the books now, that doesn't mean everything that happens in the show will happen in the books.


"I think one thing that’s fun is that George’s books will be very different in some respects, and the same in others, and hopefully both the series and the books will be surprising to people who are reading or watching," Benioff said.

Iwan Rheon played Ramsay Bolton from a place of joy. Yes, joy.


"I think the key was that, when we were discussing the character before we started shooting, was that he has this kind of joy in everything that he does. So he really is enjoying — he's having the best time of his life, and he loves doing all this stuff, and that made him a bit funny. He’s not just some psychopath," Rheon explained.

Liam Cunningham (Ser Davos Seaworth) was just as shocked as the rest of us about Shireen.


"When I got the scripts for the first time, you would have heard the clang of my jaw hitting the ground when I read it," he said. "These guys keep taking the people I like working with away from me."

And he stole the stag Davos gave Shireen for his own daughter. Which, in the end, was kinda terrible.


"I liberated the stag [for my daughter], and I said, 'You need to have that in your hand when you watch the show.' What I didn't figure on, because I wasn't there for Shireen’s demise when the episode came on…I felt like the worst dad in the world."

If Sam does die, John Bradley would like it to be death by books.


"He’s never been around this many books before, he’s climbing up the bookshelf to get a particularly artistic book from the top — gets all the way up there, severely underestimates his own weight, tipples backwards off the shelf, and pulls all those books on top of him. It wasn't battle that killed him, it was books that killed him," Bradley said.

Sansa didn't tell Jon about the Knights of the Vale's involvement in the Battle of the Bastards because she wanted the credit for herself.


"Sansa didn't tell Jon because she wanted all the credit," Sophie Turner said. "And it was a more dramatic moment when they showed up, and it makes for really good television."

Yes, Sansa wants to be Queen of the North, but she doesn't want the Iron Throne.


"She believes [she and Jon] both should be King and Queen of the North, for sure. I'm not sure about the Iron Throne. I’m not sure she’s so keen on that anymore," Turner said.

But Sophie Turner does NOT want Sansa and Jon to hook up.


"Jon likes redheads, he does, but Sansa and Jon have grown up together; they may as well be siblings. They have that sibling rivalry. I don't know, but I swear to god, David and Dan, if you make anything happen, I’m going to kill you."

Yes, Sansa doubts Jon's capabilities as a leader. And so does Sophie Turner.


"I’m not sure she believes Jon is capable of running Winterfell and the North. I think she thinks he doesn't have the intellect, the knowledge, the experience that she has…and I concur."

Faye Marsay (the Waif) was so tired from filming her scenes, she fell asleep in a plate of salmon one night.


"After we filmed Episode 5, at the end of the day, I was so tired that I went back to my hotel room and fell asleep facedown in a plate of salmon."

That moment when Sansa turns back to watch Ramsay being eaten alive is VERY important.


"There’s that sense after she had that scene when she killed Ramsay — you wonder if she’s kind of got a taste for killing," Turner said. "[Director Miguel Sapochnik] and I discussed that scene extensively and we really wanted to accentuate that look back when she almost walks away ad then she looks back into the kennels with this kind of passion for it, and this real intrigue."

Sansa's future might take a dark, dark turn.


"I honestly have no idea if she's going to become a real leader and do the right thing and be a true Stark, or if she’s going to go completely sadistic. Who knows? We’ll soon find out," Turner said.

Yes, Kristian Nairn has seen your "hold the door" jokes.


"Well, it has been overwhelming — I did not expect it to be so crazy," he said. "I'm really, really flattered. It’s blown my mind. I was in L.A. a few days ago in a hotel, and all their doorstops said 'Hodor' on them."

But he thinks Hodor would be happy with the way he died.


"I think Hodor would be happy [with] the way he died. I think he enjoyed his time looking after [Bran] — as I did, for the last six years. I'm going to miss him. I’ll never get rid of him though, really," Nairn said.

Sophie Turner wants LITTLEFINGER on the Iron Throne. Ughhhh.


"I think I want Littlefinger on the Throne. I think it’d just be fun, it’d be quirky, sadistic — we like that kind of thing."

But Kristian Nairn wants Brienne on the Iron Throne. AND HE'S RIGHT.


"I think Westeros, for once, deserves someone with honor and integrity, and I think Brienne would be a really, really good queen."

And Kit Harington farted a lot on set.


Or so says Sophie Turner.

UPDATE: The language of this post has been updated to clarify that the character Shireen is still alive in the books. For now.

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