Everything we learned about Game of Thrones from Comic Con

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    Well, Winter came
    And it means the series is coming way later this year than we’d hoped. Why? Because they can’t film Winter-y scenes in the sunshine. They can create CGI dragons, but they need the weather to actually look a bit chilly. Suffice to say, we’re not pleased about the confirmed long wait.

    Sansa might be going to the bad place
    Sophie Turner shared her thoughts on how Sansa is feeling now she’s had husband eaten by his own starving dogs. ‘There’s that sense after she had that scene when she killed Ramsay — you wonder if she’s kind of got a taste for killing, Turner said. “[Director] Miguel Sapochnik and I discussed that scene extensively and we really wanted to accentuate that look back when she almost walks away ad then she looks back into the kennels with this kind of passion for it, and this real intrigue.’

    And here’s why she didn’t warn Jon about the Knights of the Vale

    She told the Comic Con audience, ‘Sansa didn’t tell Jon because she wanted all the credit,’ Sophie Turner said. ‘And it was a more dramatic moment when they showed up, and it makes for really good television.’ That’s that cleared up then (sort of).

    Oh, and Sansa is in to the power thing
    Asked if she reckoned Jon should be left to run the North himself, Sophie basically stabbed him in the back. ‘I’m not sure she believes Jon is capable of running Winterfell and the North. I think she thinks he doesn’t have the intellect, the knowledge, the experience that she has…and I concur.’

    Bran has got some s’plaining to do
    Bran’s visions mean that he knows things that no-one else does, meaning he’s going to have to have some super awkward conversations once he runs into his big bro (or not) Jon. Bran saw Jon in his mother Lyanna’s arms, who was their father Ned’s sister. We don’t know who Jon’s baby-daddy is yet, but the odds are on Rhaegar Targaryen

    Sophie Turner does not ship Sansa and Jon. At all.

    Sophie seemed pretty horrified at the suggestion that her character, Sansa, and Jon, might end up together ruling the North as King and Queen. ‘Jon likes redheads, he does, but Sansa and Jon have grown up together; they may as well be siblings. They have that sibling rivalry. I don’t know, but I swear to god, David and Dan, [the show’s creators] if you make anything happen, I’m going to kill you.’

    RIP Ramsay

    Well, not really. No-one is going to be sad to see the back of Ramsay. Iwan Rheon, the actor who bought the world’s most hated character to life said that the key to playing Ramsay was his joy in evil-ness. ‘He has this kind of joy in everything that he does. So he really is enjoying [it] — he’s having the best time of his life, and he loves doing all this stuff, and that made him a bit funny.’ Yeah. Hilarious. Not.

    All hail Queen Cersei?
    Doesn’t sound like anyone is that keen on Cersei keeping the throne. Sophie Turner’s vote goes for Littlefinger (boo). Kristian Nairn, who played Hodor says he’d vote for Brienne of Tarth (woop woop).

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