Could Game of Thrones Fans See Hodor Again? New Fan Theory Says Maybe

Isaac Hempstead Wright with Kristian Nairn in Game of Thrones
Isaac Hempstead Wright with Kristian Nairn in Game of Thrones
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Though it might be morally questionable, even in a fictional world, there have been plenty of times when we gleefully cheered the brutal death of a Game of Thrones character. From King Joffrey to Ser Meryn Trant, many characters throughout the show's seven seasons deserved to die. But for every satisfying death we've witnessed, there's been another that practically brought us to tears.

Case in point: No one was happy to see the death of the beloved Hodor. In arguably one of the saddest scenes since the Red Wedding, the gentle giant sacrificed himself by holding the door closed in order to protect Bran Stark against the Army of the Undead.

Hodor would definitely be near the top of the list of characters most fans would love to see resurrected à la Jon Snow. And according to a new fan theory that’s picking up some steam on Reddit, we could see the giant return to the show for its final season. However, he won’t be the same noble servant we knew and loved.

Reddit users have pointed out that Hodor was killed by Wights holding the door he spent years talking about. However, we never actually saw what happened to Hodor's body after that.

Basing their theory on Samwell Tarly’s declaration that "Only fire will stop them,” and the fact that it's unlikely Hodor was cremated, they predict that he is going to come back—but as a Wight. And as one of the blue-eyed zombies, he would fight the Starks during the battle for Westeros.

As much as we’d love to see Hodor somehow return, the idea of him trying to kill the Starks is just too disturbing. Then again, that's exactly the kind of cruel plot twist showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss love, so you never know.

Alexander Skarsgård Could Have Played Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Larry Busacca, Getty Images
Larry Busacca, Getty Images

Marvel fans may have trouble imagining Thor played by anyone other than Chris Hemsworth, but apparently, Alexander Skarsgård was pretty darn close to getting the role. How close, you ask? He tried on the costume, held the hammer, and even filmed an audition in the garb.

In 2009—just a year after True Blood premiered—the actor told MTV that he met with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and Thor director Kenneth Branagh about the part. “Yeah, I met with Kevin [Feige] a few times and the director,” he said. “There was definitely some truth in that, yeah.”

When the MTV interviewer said he thought the actor had the perfect look to bring Thor to life, Skarsgård simply replied, “So did I.”

But before you start to feel too sorry for Skarsgård, let's not forget the number of impressive roles the True Blood alum has landed. At the moment, he’s playing Perry Wright in HBO’s Big Little Lies, for which he won both an Emmy and a Golden Globe.

As for the Thor role, Hemsworth went on to play the God of Thunder in multiple films, and although his future in the MCU is not certain after Avengers: Endgame, the Australian actor confirmed he’d love to keep playing the character.

Watch the Stranger Things Cast Recap the First Two Seasons in 15 Minutes

Priah Ferguson stars in Stranger Things.
Priah Ferguson stars in Stranger Things.

While we can't wait for the third season of Stranger Things to premiere next month, many of us have also probably forgotten what happened in the series' first two seasons—especially the tiniest of details, which might prove to be significant in the upcoming episodes. Coming up with fan theories can get difficult when we can’t remember everything, but watching all 17 episodes before July 4 isn't feasible for everyone. That's why this new video, in which the cast of the Netflix hit provides the ultimate recap, is a lifesaver.

The video features Sadie Sink (Max Mayfield), Noah Schnapp (Will Byers), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin Henderson), and Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler) recalling all the key moments of seasons 1 and 2, in just over 15 minutes.

The actors first go through the main characters of the series, explaining how each of them are intertwined, such as Hawkins's sheriff Jim Hopper, and Nancy's then-boyfriend Steve Harrington. They introduce the Upside Down, which Will was trapped in during the majority of the first season, resulting in his mom Joyce relying on a few nontraditional strategies to get him back. The cast also explains who Eleven is and how she's able to help get Will back.

The recap pinpoints all the major moments of the first season, and then goes into the second season, where everything in Hawkins appears to be normal again. The latest season, as the cast recalls, explores Eleven's backstory and introduces new characters like Max Mayfield, Billy Hargrove, Bob Newby, and sadly, the baby Demogorgon named D'Artagnan. The video concludes with the school Snowball dance, but things don't exactly end on a happy note, as the season's final moments show a monster is still very present in Hawkins.

As action-packed as Stranger Things is, a recap like this is truly a must. We'll rewatch it a few times before season 3 debuts on July 4.

[h/t Highsnobiety]