Game of Thrones fans really, really don't want Jon Snow to be dead.
Since the North's favorite bastard died at the hands of his Night's Watch brothers in the finale of the HBO show's fifth season, fans have been scouring the internet, tracking production details, and even monitoring star Kit Harington's haircuts for a hint that the Lord Commander lives.
"I had to pass on amazing parts because I was attached to Game of Thrones," Harington, 28, admitted to the publication. "So the show is like a double-edged sword to me: I owe a lot to it, but at the same time, it has almost completely drained me. Oh well, I try not to think about it too much. The important thing is that I now know exactly how long I am still under contract, and in the meantime..."
Here the interviewer interrupts to ask how many more seasons that might entail.
"Nice try," Harington replied with a laugh. "I can't talk about that. Let's just say that Game of Thrones will remain a part of my life for a while, I'll probably be in my thirties when it's over. One thing's for sure: the day I'm no longer on Thrones is the day I'll bury myself in movie projects."
GoT fans were quick to note the "in my thirties" comment, as Harington turns 29 this December. Two more years would line up nicely with the show's reported plan to run for eight seasons. It's far from a confirmation, but a definite change from Harington's claims that he wasn't returning, despite being spotted in North Belfast, Ireland, where the show was shooting in late July and being contractually linked to the show for seven seasons.
Director David Nutter even told fans at Comic-Con that when he met President Barack Obama, who inquired after Jon Snow's fate, he told the Commander in chief, "Mr. President, Jon Snow is deader than dead."
One thing's for sure. When it comes to Jon Snow's true fate, we don't know much.