Game Of Thrones made its customary victory lap around Hall H at the San Diego Comic-Con today, its fifth time at the convention since the show’s debut in 2011. This year’s panel was moderated by Rob McElhenney, who opened the panel with a video featuring him and his It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia co-star Charlie Day walking around Westeros asking when, exactly, winter would arrive.
With news of the show’s truncated seventh season and delayed release date already announced, there wasn’t a whole lot of new information to be gleaned from the panel. Departing cast member Kristian Nairn—who was greeted with a massive chant of “Hodor! Hodor! Hodor!” from the crowd—expressed his gratitude, and recalled a trip to an L.A. hotel that had “Hodor” written on all the door stops. John Bradley joked about Samwell Tarly’s imminent demise falling from a ladder in the Citadel library, Isaac Hempstead Wright implied that Bran would spill the beans on Jon’s true parentage next season, and the cast all gave their predictions for who will sit on the Iron Throne by the end of the series. Perhaps the most interesting insights came from actress Sophie Turner, who obliquely referred to Sansa Stark’s newfound “taste for killing” and said she could evolve into either a strong leader, or a sadistic one.
The panel ended with a teaser for the show’s seventh season, showing crew members at work creating the show’s elaborate sets and props and writers distributing scripts over quotes from season six:
But the best thing to come out of Game Of Thrones at Comic-Con this year was the now-customary blooper reel. This year’s season-six edition features lots of people yelling “fuck!” in British accents, some mangled Dothraki, Kit Harington goofing off when he’s supposed to be playing dead, and Peter Dinklage’s repeated inability to pronounce the word “benevolent”: