Jason Momoa is every bit as hyped for the Game of Thrones final season as we are. He returned from a set visit in Belfast with huge expectations and enthusiastic, albeit vague, praise. Conversely, Tom Wlaschiha admits total ignorance about season 8 but shared his thoughts on Arya’s character development.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Jason Momoa said that the conclusion to Game of Thrones is “going to be the greatest thing that’s ever aired on TV. It’s going to be unbelievable. It’s going to f*** up a lot of people. And it was a bummer because I’m a huge fan and I didn’t want to know what’s going on. I was like, ‘Damn, I didn’t want to know that!”
To clarify, Momoa was only on set to catch up with his old cast mates, not to film a Gandalf-esque return for Khal Drogo. But Momoa seemed tickled by how Rises in the West theorists reacted to reports of his presence on set.
“I haven’t been over there in a long time,” he said. “You just want to see your friends and you end up make headlines going, ‘Drogo’s back!’ and I’m like, ‘He’s dead! He can’t come back, it wouldn’t work.’”
In the six seasons since Momoa left left the show, of course, many, many new actors have joined the cast and it was a treat for Momoa to finally get to chat with some of them.
“I’ve always wanted to meet Kristofer Hivju” Momoa said. “He’s just awesome.”
Though Momoa is far from bored these days, with his starring roles in the Netflix show, Frontier and the Justice League and Aquaman franchises, he admitted to feeling some envy watching the Dothraki in action in the Field of Fire battle in season 7.
“Seeing the Dothraki riding over the hill, going into battle surfing their horses, it was unbelievable. It was such a cool scene,” he said. “It’s also a bummer moment: Why couldn’t [Drogo] have died there! I could have died in battle. We never got to see Drogo going into battle.”
Tom Wlaschiha was recently in Singapore to celebrate HBO Asia’s 25th anniversary and spoke with a regional outlet about season 8.
“A man knows nothing,” he said … but then added that, “That’s my standard answer to (avoid giving away spoilers).”
He chatted about his perpetual amazement at getting recognized on the street by fans and briefly discussed Arya’s evolution, noting that she’s has lots of “different teacher characters and they’ve all been very important in making her what she is now.”
And then for the big fan question: who does he think will be seated on the Iron Throne at the end of season 8 episode 6?
“My personal theory is that no one will sit on the iron throne,” Wlaschiha said.