Jason Mamoa may have gone on to bigger roles, but many will always see him as Game of Thrones brooding Khal Drogo. Despite long-since being killed off the hit HBO show, he clearly still knows a thing or two about what audiences will be seeing in Season 8 of the show.
Speaking with EW, the Aquaman actor couldn’t stop his delight at the upcoming Game of Thrones, hinting that audiences wouldn’t be disappointed with what the show has to offer;
“Just knowing how amazing this season is going to be…It’s 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!”
Mamoa also went on to dash the hopes of long-time Game of Thrones fans that his character could somehow return from the grave.
“I just showed up to see [producers David Benioff and Dan Weiss] and I just happened to see people on set. I haven’t been over there in a long time. 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.’”
It was widely reported last month that the actor had been spotted in the area Game of Thrones is shooting – leading to speculation that Drogo could somehow be returning to the fold. His character was killed back in season one of the show – when a witch cursed the warrior. Given that Game of Thrones has dabbled with flashbacks and dream sequences in recent seasons, there would be wiggle room to fit him into such an event.
Mamoa’s Hollywood star has shone bright since bowing out of the popular HBO television series. He recently made a huge impact in DC’s Justice League – being cited as one of the movies more positive aspects. With the Aquaman solo movie landing in 2018, he may impress further.
Still, it’s somewhat amusing that we’ll have seen two Jason Mamoa Aquaman turns before seeing the next season of Game of Thrones, which is set to land in 2019.
Our Take: The thing I’d love to know – how much have the producers of Game of Thrones told him? I’d imagine given all the secrecy around scripts and leaks – they wouldn’t tell anyone who wasn’t essential to the core storylines.