Richard Madden Dishes on His Prediction for the Game of Thrones End Game

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Boldly going where no one has gone before, Richard Madden (Robb Stark) made his very educated guess as to where Game of Thrones will conclude its storyline. In speaking with The Hollywood Reporter about his new miniseries, global megahit, Bodyguard, as has often become the trend with actors to graduate from the school of GOT, every time they get out, they get pulled Right. Back. In.

It doesn’t take much for the former GOT cast (and there are many of them) to gab about their fondness for, and predictions of the show and its storylines. “I was a kid when I started Game of Thrones and I learned a lot through it and grew up doing it and left at the right point when I was outgrowing that age of that character, just in terms of the way I was growing. I was growing in age but the character wasn’t much,” he says.

I love that Madden considers Robb Stark a kid. In the books, the character is definitely a kid at 14 years old, but in the show, as with most of the children on the show, he’d been aged up significantly. Although, Robb’s stubborn refusal to listen to his mother’s counsel that, well, kinda got them all killed definitely suggests some childlike tendencies to me, so he may be on to something…

As he’s previously mentioned, Madden has stayed an avid viewer of his erstwhile program: “I can’t wait for the new season. I kind of don’t recognize that I was in it anymore because I’ve been watching so many years of it, and they talk about Robb Stark and I know who he is but I don’t see myself in that role. I’m just a viewer now, which is so good. That was one of the bad things about being in the show is you got the scripts so you knew what was going to happen next, and I’ve not had that for years, so now I can just truly enjoy it as a viewer, which is thrilling.”

Doesn’t see himself in the role anymore? Wow, has it really been that long? *checks calendar* – Over 5 ½ years since The Red Wedding AIRED, which means that he hasn’t filmed a day as Robb Stark in roughly 6 ½ years?! Righto. Carry on!

Lastly, the common question we all knew was coming was asked of Madden. When prompted to suggest his suspected Iron Throne claimant and ultimate victor, he’s rather coy: “I kind of think it’s just going to be three dragons flying around and everyone else is dead. It’s a possibility!”

Positive thinking over there, Mr. Madden. Alrighty now, I’m off to Netflix to watch Bodyguard. In the meanwhile, what do you make of Richard Madden’s comments/highly scientific prediction?

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    1. Three dragons flying around with everyone dead doesn’t seem very positive to me. Especially since one of those dragons is now a White Walker/Wight/Ice Dragon/Who The Hell Knows What It Is.

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    2. Richie is trolling ..lol..He as all the actors of GOT[dead and living..lol]repeats exactly the same same stuff”’GOT ENDING WILL BE A DISAPPOINTMENT ”.and thats weird …so there im started to wonder why everybody repeats and repeats that all time ?Is that true or they are trolling us?IDK ..but there is probably something weird[and mocking] on that …so lets see what happens in S8.

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    3. Haha a slight disappointment there as he essentially ducked the question!

      On a slightly different note with the first proper trailer likely only weeks (maybe days) away do we think the show runners may do something like Avengers 4 did. I mean in terms of giving a trailer which reveals absolutely nothing about what’s coming but reminds us where our favourite characters were left off. I’m going to bet that’s exactly what happens and we see only Dany & Jon arriving at Winterfell. Cersei in the Red Keep the Army of the Dead marching South and probably not much more considering that we know absolutely nothing this time around.

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    4. Jon Snowed: giving a trailer which reveals absolutely nothing about what’s coming

      That’s exactly what they’ll try to do. They’ve normally done mostly that but with such an intensified effort to prevent any leaks for the final season they’ll also increase their efforts to keep anything spoilery out of promotional stuff. The trailer and any scene images will be shot/cropped to eliminate certain characters, certain characters together, sigils in locations that would be a spoiler, and any shots that would give away plot points. We’ll take our guesses and converse about what we’re seeing as usual, and be correct and incorrect on some of the things.

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    5. After watching Bodyguard, I’d say he has potential as an action star. It’s easy to separate the character from GOT, which is a plus to his career going forward. In fact, I would make a guess that his career will take off the most after GOT ends. There’s a few older cast members with acting chops, but they are either established or more of character players.
      Of the main, still in prime, characters from the show, he just seems the most capable of a long lasting career.
      Doesn’t hurt that he’s easy on the eyes.

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    6. M:
      His work in Bodyguard was outstanding.I hope the rumors about considering him for James Bond are true.He’d be great.

      Yes Mum… I can’t tell you how many times Richard Madden said “Yes Mum” in Bodyguard.

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    7. M:
      His work in Bodyguard was outstanding.I hope the rumors about considering him for James Bond are true.He’d be great.

      I would be happy if he was the next James Bond. I think he can add a subtle comic edge to his overtly serious acting style, don’t you?

      And he’s the right age to enter the franchise.

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    8. He’s someone I never would have considered for Bond. He’d also be perfect. His prediction was a non-prediction, although having all humans wiped out and only magical beasts running about would be interesting. I always wondered what the NK would do should he win. I expect he’d be hopelessly bored pretty quickly.

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    9. Flora Linden,

      I also would like Peter Dinklage or Aidan Gillen for next James Bond badass villains ..Peter has a so stylish and villainy voice and is smart very smart ..He can make a smart,funny and entertaining villain for James Bond ..And Aidan was very entertaining,cunning ,manipulating and so brilliant as Littlefinger ..I can imagine him telling to Jaime Bond that ”Chaos isnt a pit chaos is a Ladder”and this best Villainy phrase in the entire movie.

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    10. Jon Snowed: On a slightly different note with the first proper trailer likely only weeks (maybe days) away….

      Every year people think we’ll get the first trailer on the 1st day of winter and every year we get it Feb 29th.

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    11. The show has already set up the fact the Living are Screwed. Jon thinks he has two dragons and North/Danys Armies to go and man the WALL!!!! When he finds out the Wall has been breached he will know they are done for. He will have to sacrifice winterfell and head to KL to force Cersei to fight. Very simple. Only twist is does Dany/Arya go south first to kill Cersei.

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    12. I’m largely basing this on the fact the Head of HBO stated a couple of months back we would likely get the trailer this year. Also it’s more the time since production finished (July) and premiere date, that gives me high confidence we will get something in the next few weeks rather than Feb. I’ll be so bold I’ll predict we see the trailer before mid-January.

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    13. Clob,

      It’s wild to think how much the show runners need to consider before releasing promotional material, knowing that people like us will pick it apart for even the tiniest clue about what could possibly be happening! It’s certainly a testament to this show and it’s creators/actors/writers

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    14. Three dragons, Targaryens are called dragons maybe Jon, Dany, and their child perhaps. Also are white walkers considered living or undead? maybe they will win. Most likely he’s really just guessing though.

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