Kristofer Hivju caused a bit of a stir at the Game of Thrones BFI event this week with a particular announcement. The actor, who played the redheaded wildling Tormund since season 3, claimed that the show shot another ending in addition to the controversial one shown in the series finale, “The Iron Throne.”
“Well, we shot an alternative ending,” he reportedly told Metro. “That was mostly for fun but I don’t know if I’m allowed to tell you about that.” The actor declined to provide details for the outlet such as outcomes or other performers involved in the alternative scenes.
Probably for the simple reason that the “alternative ending” does not exist. (Unfortunately for those who had their hearts set on a juicy Blu-ray extra!)
We checked in with a few sources at HBO today, and they all confirmed that Hivju must have been having a bit of fun with the press at the event. No alternative endings were filmed for season 8.
In a way, it’s too bad. While I’m mostly comfortable with the finale, I would have liked to see what else they whipped up just to throw us off the scent.
Oh, and speaking of the Game of Thrones Season 8 home release, we’ll be kicking off a huge giveaway next Monday, so be sure to stop by next week to enter!