Nothing is safe when it comes to Game of Thrones. Not fan-favorite characters, not beloved animals, not wedding days, nothing. Well, maybe The Wall. Yes, the gigantic ice wall that runs along the north border of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros.
The Wall, which currently acts as the Night's Watch home base, could become a permanent tourist attraction in Northern Ireland, according to a new report. The wall, which is described as "cement works" no longer in use, overlooks the Irish Sea, and local politicians want HBO to leave the set intact once filming ends on the fantasy series.
"It is a magnificent site and it would be a massive tourist attraction. The number of buses and people who stop to try and get views of it," Sammy Wilson, a member of parliament in the Democratic Unionist Party, said, according to the Belfast Telegraph.
Would you want to visit The Wall and reenact all your favorite—and not so favorite—scenes? You know the scene we're talking about. The one in the season five finale that left Jon Snow (Kit Harington) dead. Or do we mean "dead"?
Season six of Game of Thrones is currently filming and Harington has been spotted with his co-stars hanging out around Belfast near the set, still looking very Jon Snow-like (#HairWatch2015 is a real thing, people). Sure, this could all be a ploy to keep ravenous fans on their toes and Jon Snow is f'real dead. Or he lives. The boy who lived. Sorry, wrong fantasy series.
Despite all the evidence, people, including Harington, insist Jon Snow is dead. Dead.
"I had a sit-down with [Game of Thrones showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff], we did the Tony Soprano walk [letting an actor know they're being whacked]. And they said, ‘Look, you're gone, it's done.'... Quite honestly, I have never been told the future of things in this show, but this is the one time I have," he told EW. "They sat me down and said, ‘This is how it is.' If anything in the future is not like that, then I don't know about it—it's only in David and Dan and George's heads. But I've been told I'm dead. I'm dead. I'm not coming back next season. So that's all I can tell you, really."
We shall see, we shall see…