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Game of Throne season 8: Has Gendry star Joe Dempsie let slip he gets Iron Throne?


Game of Thrones has almost ventured on for 10 years, and during the journey it has dangled a number of potential winners of the Iron Throne in front of viewers’ eyes.

However few characters hold such a good claim to rule Westeros as Gendry (played by Joe Dempsie).

He was revealed in season one as the secret son of Robert Baratheon (Mark Addy), and was quickly hidden by Ned Stark (Sean Bean) to keep him safe from Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey).

But Gendry’s return in season seven saw many fans rejoicing as they claimed he held the true claim to the Iron Throne.

Gendry actor Joe recently spoke to this week’s Radio Times about the final scenes, but he may have hinted at his own character’s success in the final moments of the show.

First, he explained: “Technically, [Gendry’s] the last surviving blood Baratheon.

“He’s got to have a pretty strong claim.”

While the show’s cast hasn’t mentioned too much about who is going to win the Game of Thrones – Joe has acknowledged Gendry’s true claim to the throne.

But could this have been the first tip-off to what is to come for the last remaining Baratheon child?

Later in the interview Joe spoke about not enjoying the working conditions whilst filming “North of the Wall”.

But he went on to say it helped to perfect the final episodes of the show.

He explained: “You think back to the atmosphere that it created when you were shooting that scene.

“It all helps you get where you need to be as an actor.”

Recently a theory has been brought up online between Game of Thrones fans regarding the Night King (Vladimír Furdík) and Gregor Clegane (Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson) – otherwise known as The Mountain.

Fans will remember The Mountain was basically killed during his fight against The Viper – Oberyn Martell (Pablo Pascal).

But he has since been resurrected by Cersei’s insidious Maester – but could this prove troublesome for the Queen in upcoming episodes?

As the Night King famously takes over the bodies of the deceased, he may eventually take over the Mountain in an upcoming battle.

The Reddit user wrote: “I was thinking about the Mountain and where he belongs in the war between the living and the dead, since we don’t exactly know how alive or dead he is.

“We know how easily the Night King can raise the dead. I wonder if he will be able to take over the Mountain as well, if he’s dead enough. Maybe he would even have this power over a great distance.”

Radio Times, featuring the full Game of Thrones interview, is out today.

Game of Thrones season eight returns April 14 to HBO, and follows a day later on Sky Atlantic in the UK.

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