A Game of Thrones Fan Predicted How the Battle of Winterfell Would End a Full Year Ago

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HBO

*Game of Thrones season 8 spoilers ahead.

One of the reasons fans come up with their own theories while watching their favorite TV shows and movies is because they want to be the first ones to predict those monumental scenes and twists we talk about for years afterwards. Even if their ideas prove to be wrong or are deemed just bizarre, theories give fans the chance to decide the outcome for themselves, to an extent.

But what if those wild posts on Reddit proved to be true? It’s pretty rare for a fan theory to actually come to fruition, though it does happen. Most recently, as Mashable reports, one major Game of Thrones moment from the Battle of Winterfell was actually predicted by a fan last year.

If you were able to see “The Long Night,” the third episode in Game of Thrones season 8, through all the poor lighting, then you probably have some opinions about how the Battle of Winterfell turned out. Fans have been divided about the episode, with some loving the fact that Arya Stark defeated the Night King, and others hating how anticlimactic the moment was. But either way, no one expected it to turn out the way it did—except for one person, who predicted it all on Reddit one year ago.

Redditor gride9000 theorized the Night King’s death would play out exactly how it did. The fan pointed out how strange it was that the assassin’s blade kept popping up throughout the series, especially in some pretty obvious close-ups. Then it all made sense to them once Bran gave the knife to Arya in season 7. The Three-Eyed-Raven knew what was going to happen, so he gave it to Arya knowing she’d use it to kill the Night King. While we all know that now after watching the latest episode, the Redditor really did figure it out a while ago. And the funniest part? Fellow fans in the comments section weren’t exactly convinced.

Here’s hoping that a few more fan theories come true in the final three episodes of Game of Thrones, because we still have so many questions that need answers.

Netflix's Stranger Things Season 3 Video Is Full of Easter Eggs You Might Have Missed

Joe Keery, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson, and Gaten Matarazzo in Stranger Things.
Joe Keery, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson, and Gaten Matarazzo in Stranger Things.
Netflix

Stranger Things's third season was full of many surprising twists and turns, not to mention some awkward teen romances. While the gruesome Mind Flayer and the evil Russians were no doubt terrifying, the show kept its sweet touch of nostalgia due mainly to the fact that the Hawkins gang is now smack-dab in the middle of the 1980s.

It doesn’t take a keen eye to see many of the series's '80s references, particularly in the latest season. With scenes taking place at the new mall, references from the decade—including Hot Dog on a Stick, Sam Goody, and Back to the Future—are all part of the setting. However, creators Ross and Matt Duffer wanted to pay true homage to the decade, and thus left Easter eggs throughout the season that you likely missed.

Luckily for us, as BGR reports, Netflix has just released a video explaining the hidden references (with the New Coke debate, Mrs. Wheeler’s erotica novel, and Hopper’s Tom Selleck-inspired Hawaiian shirt among some of our favorites).

Check out the full video above and see what you missed!

[h/t BGR]

Disney's Lady and the Tramp Remake Will Star a Mixed-Breed Rescue Dog Named Monte

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Disney

Following the success of The Lion King, Lady and the Tramp will be the next classic Disney movie to be revamped in 2019. And while most of Disney's live-action remakes boast star-studded casts, the lead in this upcoming film is totally unknown. That's because Monte, a mixed-breed dog from Phoenix, Arizona, spent his pre-Hollywood days living in animal shelters.

As AZ Central reports, Monte will make his film debut as Tramp when Lady and the Tramp releases alongside the launch of Disney+, the company's upcoming streaming service, on November 12. In the original 1955 animated movie, Tramp was portrayed as a mutt who lived on the streets, so instead of looking for a purebred dog to portray the character, producers stayed faithful to the source material.

Monte lived in a New Mexico animal shelter before transferring to HALO Animal Rescue in Phoenix. When the filmmakers went there in search of a star for their movie, he instantly won them over. Like Tramp, Monte is a mixed-breed dog, but the shelter doesn't know exactly what his background is, other than being part terrier. Despite his scrappy appearance, Monte is very well-behaved. He knows how to sit, walk on a leash, and he's friendly with everyone he meets, according to the shelter.

The Lady and the Tramp crew adopted Monte in April 2018, and earlier this month, Disney released the first promotional image of him for the film. It features Monte snuggling up with his co-star, Rose, who plays Lady. True to the original, Lady is portrayed by a purebred cocker spaniel. Though you likely don't recognize the dogs on the poster, you may have heard of the voice actors who will bring them to life: Justin Theroux is playing Tramp and Tessa Thompson is Lady.

[h/t AZ Central]

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