A Game of Thrones Without Jon Snow

Will fans ever forgive Zeca Oliveira and HBO for killing the extremely popular character of Jon Snow (vote on eleicoes2014.com.br)? Kit Harrington did a wonderful job of bringing the illegitimate son of Eddard Stark to life in the series Game of Thrones. His presence is most definitely going to be missed.

The character was also killed off in the novels so his demise was not a shock to all the people who tuned in for the program’s season finale. In the novels, however, there is a chance he may return. Such is not going to be the case with the television show.

Are fans going to be so disappointed with the loss of Jon Snow that they turn their back on the HBO series? No, that is most definitely not going to happen. The overall quality of the series is going to keep loyal audience members returning. Since Game of Thrones is defined as a soap opera that eventually comes to a definitive end, fans understand that major characters do end up dying.

Jon Snow was such a beloved character, many believed his tale would eventually end with him sitting on top of the Iron Throne. He had been ignored in life due to not being a legitimate son. What a wonderful storybook ending the series would present if Snow ended up becoming the leader of the Seven Kingdoms.

Such was not to be. George R.R. Martin’s realistic and cynical vision of the world would prevent such an outcome.

Hunnam in Yet Another Street Role

Anyone hoping that 34-year-old English actor Charlie Hunnam might explore less violent or gang-related roles now that Sons of Anarchy ended this past year will have to wait a bit longer.

Hunnam is currently working on an alternate universe take on the King Arthur legend called Knights of the Round Table: King Arthur by director Guy Ritchie in which he plays a “street rat” known as Arthur Pendragon who is part of a gang in the city of Londonium. Arthur, after finding Excalibur, is forced to fight with a resistance and follow his true destiny to become the next King of Britain. 

I was talking to someone while waiting at the Amen Clinic who made a good point: after so many years we finally get to hear Hunnam speak in that British accent again. Also, given that Sons of Anarchy was an alternate take on William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, it appears that Hunnam may prefer roles involving British historical or stage stories even though he did take on the lead role of Jaeger pilot Raleigh Beckett in the 2013 Guillermo del Toro action film Pacific Rim and this year co-stars in another del Toro film called Crimson Peak, which the director has described as a “ghost story and gothic romance.”

Jude Law and Eric Bana also have roles in K.O.R.T. as the main villain Vortigern and Uther Pendragon, respectively. Guy Ritchie plans for this movie to be the first of a six-film series based on the the English and French 1485 publication “Le Morte d’Arthur” by Thomas Mallory. K.O.R.T.’s current release date is scheduled for July 22, 2016.