Why Does Tyrion Look So Concerned in the New Game of Thrones Trailer? Fans Have a Theory

Helen Sloan, HBO
Helen Sloan, HBO

The creators of Game of Thrones are certainly under a lot of pressure to make the upcoming final season the best one yet. Between the many unanswered questions we're looking to have resolved, at least one epic battle, and a handful of confrontations we know our favorite characters must have, the HBO series has a lot on the line. And the first full-length trailer for season 8, which was released last week, only added to that hype, as it has raised even more questions and has fans offering up a dizzying number of theories about what might happen when the show comes to an end.

One character who has created quite a buzz is Peter Dinklage's Tyrion Lannister. While he's barely in the trailer at all, the few seconds that do feature him are extremely telling. He stands there, with a concerned expression on his face, staring up at the sky looking at … something. This, of course, has led to a stream of speculation about what that something could be. The Huffington Post has posed an interesting theory—and one with enough evidence behind it that it might just be true: Tyrion could very well be watching Jon Snow ride a dragon.

Back in season 7, fans began suspecting that Jon would be riding a dragon in the final season, with many believing he's ready to in one of the scenes in the new trailer. But why should we be so sure Tyrion is looking at this? Well, HuffPost points out an important detail: In a poster for season 5 and the trailer for season 7, Tyrion is looking up at a dragon. And in the trailer for season 6, we see him getting ready to unchain Dany's dragons. The show's promos clearly love to pair together Tyrion and at least one of these creatures, so it wouldn't be surprising if it was the same for the final season.

On top of that, the last time we saw Tyrion, he was looking equally as distressed after discovering that Jon and Daenerys had become romantically involved. Keeping with this theme, it's easy to believe he's again looking at one of them, if not both, in the scene in question. The personal and political relationship among these three will no doubt be important in the upcoming episodes.

Game of Thrones returns on April 14, 2019.

The 8 Best Horror Movies to Stream on Hulu Right Now

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Paramount Pictures

Looking for a good scare this Halloween season? If you’re a Hulu subscriber, you’ll be able to get your fill of creepy content. Check out eight of the best horror movies currently streaming on the service.

1. Hellraiser (1987)

Horror author Clive Barker made the move to feature directing with this tale of a man (Sean Chapman) who makes the grievous error of opening a portal to hell and proceeds to make his brother’s family targets of the sadistic Cenobites, led by Pinhead (Doug Bradley). Don’t bother with the endless sequels; the original is the best (and goriest) of the lot.

2. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

Paranoia runs deep in this remake of the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956). In the ‘70s iteration, Donald Sutherland plays a health inspector who can’t shake the feeling that people around him seem a little off. He soon grows wise to the reality that aliens are walking among us as virtual human replicas. Naturally, they’re not keen on being discovered.

3. A Quiet Place (2018)

John Krasinski and Emily Blunt star as a couple living in a world terrorized by creatures that hunt by sound. Their largely-silent existence means every stray creak, cry, or noise threatens to expose them to the monsters—a danger that's only compounded when Blunt discovers she’s pregnant.

4. The Orphanage (2007)

A sense of dread looms over The Orphanage, a Spanish-language thriller with Belén Rueda as Laura, who returns to the child care facility that raised her so she can make a difference for a new generation of children. Strange things begin as soon as she arrives, with her son going missing and hints of unwelcome guests unraveling her nerves. It’s a film best not watched alone.

5. Event Horizon (1997)

If 1979’s Alien stirred your interest in space scares, Event Horizon might make for a worthwhile watch. After a spaceship presumed lost suddenly reappears, a crew of investigators (Sam Neill, Laurence Fishburne) board to find answers.

6. Children of the Corn (1984)

A couple (Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton) passing through a small rural town find a lack of adult supervision curious—until the kids reveal themselves to be homicidal cult members. Based on a Stephen King short story.

7. Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987)

Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi perfected “splatstick” horror in this cult classic about hapless boob Ash (Campbell) who escapes to a remote cabin retreat with girlfriend Linda (Denise Bixler) and unwittingly unleashes a cascade of evil. Though it’s more amusing than scary, Raimi’s inventive imagery is morbidly fascinating.

8. Child’s Play (1988)

Good mom Catherine Hicks buys a Good Guys doll for her son, Andy. Unfortunately, the doll—dubbed Chucky—has been possessed by the spirit of a serial killer (Brad Dourif) and proceeds to make young Andy’s life miserable, particularly after he discovers the kitchen cutlery.

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