2:53pm PT by Marisa Roffman
'Game of Thrones' Cast Talks Jon Snow, Potential Series End at New York Comic-Con
Jon Snow's (Kit Harrington) apparent death was a frequent topic of conversation Thursday during New York Comic Con's Game of Thrones panel, where stars Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell), Finn Jones (Loras Tyrell) and Keisha Castle-Hughes (Obara Sand) did their best to dodge the subject.
When Castle-Hughes was asked during the panel which characters she'd like to see Obara interact with, she replied, "Jon Snow."
"He's dead, you couldn't possibly work with him," Jones retorted, adding later that if Jon was around and ever met with Loras "he would try to turn Jon Snow gay. I'd like to see that happen. And share hair tips. I could teach him a thing or two."
Although HBO and the cast have stayed mum on Jon Snow's future, Thursday's news that Melanie Liburd has been cast as a Red Priestess set speculation ablaze all over again.
As the show tackles outpacing the story that has been told in the books, Jones shared he has his own theory about how the George R.R. Martin fantasy drama will ultimately end. "Basically I think there will be a big battle between Ice and Fire," he said. "My theory is they're going to have to dissolve the Iron Throne to defeat the White Walkers … and then I think out of the ashes will come the tree people, they'll grow [the new world]. Bran, Hodor, Tyrion [will survive] to bring peace back to the realm. But knowing Game of Thrones, it'll be Littlefinger on the throne and there will be no help."
Jones also added that he wouldn't be surprised if a woman ended up on the Iron Throne, though Dormer noted that Margaery wants a variation of that.
"Margaery is trying to be Cersei, she's trying to be the mother of the king," she said. "I genuinely don't think Margaery wants to be on the Iron Throne; it's a dangerous place to be. She wants to be the power behind it … it's safer to be the power behind the throne than be on the throne."
While spoilers for what's ahead on the HBO drama were slim, when Dormer was asked by a fan how Margaery would handle the walk of shame that Cersei (Lena Headey) went through at the end of season five. "We're in dangerous territory for the next season if I talk about that," she quipped.
And with Loras in jail, "He's in the hands of some very nasty people," Jones previewed. "And they don't agree with him, so you should be worried."