Ever since we learned Game of Thrones would return to the Croatian city of Dubrovnik one final time for its eighth season, there have been persistent rumors of Kit Harington’s involvement. That’s all they were, nothing but unconfirmed hearsay … Until today!
After a relatively fruitless first day of filming, this second day defied expectations. Croatian site 24 Sata shows Kit Harington dressed as Jon Snow in Dubrovnik, specifically at Minceta Tower, a Dubrovnik location we have never seen as King’s Landing:
UPDATE: Jutarnji List has even more spectacular photos of Harington at the tower:
DubrovnikNet, meanwhile, shows Harington with two men dressed in black:
As you can see, Jon is done with the man-bun experiment he began in season six, after Melisandre cut his hair (oh, and resurrected him.) However, the rest of his look is very familiar: he’s still wearing his winter clothes down south, which may mean the capital has succumbed to the cold, as teased in the season seven finale … or it could also mean that Jon Snow still hasn’t learned to dress appropriately for the south. As you may remember, at the dragonpit summit he was the only one wearing such heavy furs. Of course, it’s still in question whether this is supposed to be King’s Landing or not. If it is, what is Jon Snow doing back there? If it isn’t, where does this scene take place?
More intriguingly: who are the men in black hoods, tunics and furs? They sure look like men of the Night’s Watch, but none of them are the only crow who is both alive and a proper character, Edd Tollett. Are they new Night’s Watch (or perhaps Northmen) characters? Of course, they are more likely to just be extras — nameless guards for Jon.
UPDATE: Slobodna Dalmacija has photos featuring a woman who looks like Emilia Clarke does with her new blonde hair and black thick-rim glasses. Though many have speculated it’s her, we can’t confirm that’s the case. She could just as easily be a woman from the costume department who also looks the part, as others have suggested.
Hafþór Björnsson has been much less shy, sharing this photo of himself in Dubrovnik:
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Thanks to Boo for the tip!