Rumor of the Day: Why is Khal Drogo hanging with the Game of Thrones showrunners?
Presented by: Elizabeth Rayne
Just when you thought Drogo had seen the last of this mortal coil at the hands of sorceress Mirri Maz Duur in Season 1 of Game of Thrones, he’s suddenly hanging out with the showrunners and having a couple brews.
Jason Momoa has a hardcore love of Guinness, in case you can’t tell from his social media or all those Guinness-mustached GIFs of him floating around the internet, so there’s hardly any shock in seeing the Game of Thrones and Aquaman star with a brew in hand. The shock comes from who he’s hanging with: Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss met with Momoa for a beer—and what else?
Momoa’s cryptic Insta caption could mean anything. They could be talking Game of Thrones. They could be talking Star Wars. Maybe they’re just having a pint or three.
Resurrecting Drogo wouldn’t be impossible. There is a finality to the corpselike state he lies in even before Daenerys decides it is better to send the Khal through the fire and into the afterlife than allow him to suffer as a living ghost. But even death has a loophole. When Dany’s wrath is ignited by this botched magic and she demands to know when Drogo will return to her, the witch seethes a taunting curse:
“When the sun rises in the west and sets in the east, when the seas go dry and the mountains blow in the wind like leaves. When your womb quickens again, and you bear a living child. Then he will return, and not before.”
Dany throws the witch in the fire with her husband’s corpse for this, but you have to ask whether such phenomena really would be impossible in a world ruled by magic powerful enough to send Bran through a time warp or reawaken a slain dragon as an ice zombie.
Maybe this had absolutely nothing to do with Game of Thrones but everything to do with another world. Drogo may stay dead, but what if Momoa, Benioff and Weiss were far from the Seven Kingdoms and rocketing to a galaxy far, far away? Momoa could be equally badass as Rebel scum or a captain of the First Order. The Mother of Dragons herself (and now, thanks to Solo, a veteran of both franchises) Emilia Clarke, did mention that Benioff and Weiss were capable of “Star Wars on acid”.
Even with all this speculation, however tantalizing it is for Game of Thrones and Star Wars fans, it could be nothing more than a couple of friends meeting up for a brew. What do you hope they're discussing?
(via Bleeding Cool)