Game of Thrones Fan Argues Theon Will Turn Bran Into a White Walker to Defeat the Night King

Helen Sloan, HBO
Helen Sloan, HBO

It would be an understatement to say that Game of Thrones fan theories have gotten almost as big as the show, and are constantly getting more and more bizarre. Some are more convincing than others, but they're all a fun distraction as we wait for next week's episode. And while a new theory spotted by Cosmopolitan claiming Theon Greyjoy will turn Bran Stark into a White Walker at first seems too wild to be possible, this one actually has some solid backing.

As we’ve seen in recent episodes, Theon is really trying to change his stripes and has taken charge in his journey to redeem himself. But based off the latest episode, “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms,” he might be putting the cart before the horse. Theon has just volunteered to guard Bran, who will serve as the bait in the battle, hanging out in the woods trying to draw out the Night King. Many fans believe it’s not the smartest plan to place Theon in this major role when as he's not a great fighter and has a track record of being a flake. But apparently one fan thinks it’s the best idea.

Redditor cadtx believes the battle of Winterfell will not go as planned, and will result in Theon turning Bran into a White Walker for a good cause. The fan first backs this up by going through the times Theon helped save the youngest Stark throughout the series. According to the post:

"Theon sent an arrow through the back of a wildling (straight through the heart) when the wildling held a knife to Bran’s throat. The second time was by staging Bran’s and Rickon’s deaths when they ran away from Winterfell. By pretending they were dead he inadvertently protected them. This prevented them from being hunted, chased, or sought after by other possible foes."

The theory goes on to argue that since Bran knows he will have a showdown with the Night King, he will tell Theon to turn him into a White Walker so he can defeat him. The Redditor continues:

"Bran has a master plan and he is going to start putting it into action in episode 3 when he arranges to have Theon turn him into a White Walker at the weirwood in Winterfell! With powers of greensight, warning, AND the vast knowledge of the 3ER Bran could turn into a WW with the same powers of the Night King. In fact, he may be able to be more powerful [than] the NK. This might allow Bran to warg or control the Ice Dragon and/or WW & wights. My guess is that he will be able to. He will be key in taking out the Night King by interrupting or challenging the NK’s powerful abilities of warging."

This plan would definitely give Theon a chance to redeem himself, while giving Bran the power to save everyone. It would also put a twist on the popular theory that Bran is actually the Night King. We’ll just have to wait a few short days to see if it’s true when the battle of Winterfell begins.

[h/t: Cosmopolitan]

Netflix's Stranger Things Season 3 Video Is Full of Easter Eggs You Might Have Missed

Joe Keery, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson, and Gaten Matarazzo in Stranger Things.
Joe Keery, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson, and Gaten Matarazzo in Stranger Things.
Netflix

Stranger Things's third season was full of many surprising twists and turns, not to mention some awkward teen romances. While the gruesome Mind Flayer and the evil Russians were no doubt terrifying, the show kept its sweet touch of nostalgia due mainly to the fact that the Hawkins gang is now smack-dab in the middle of the 1980s.

It doesn’t take a keen eye to see many of the series's '80s references, particularly in the latest season. With scenes taking place at the new mall, references from the decade—including Hot Dog on a Stick, Sam Goody, and Back to the Future—are all part of the setting. However, creators Ross and Matt Duffer wanted to pay true homage to the decade, and thus left Easter eggs throughout the season that you likely missed.

Luckily for us, as BGR reports, Netflix has just released a video explaining the hidden references (with the New Coke debate, Mrs. Wheeler’s erotica novel, and Hopper’s Tom Selleck-inspired Hawaiian shirt among some of our favorites).

Check out the full video above and see what you missed!

[h/t BGR]

Disney's Lady and the Tramp Remake Will Star a Mixed-Breed Rescue Dog Named Monte

Disney
Disney

Following the success of The Lion King, Lady and the Tramp will be the next classic Disney movie to be revamped in 2019. And while most of Disney's live-action remakes boast star-studded casts, the lead in this upcoming film is totally unknown. That's because Monte, a mixed-breed dog from Phoenix, Arizona, spent his pre-Hollywood days living in animal shelters.

As AZ Central reports, Monte will make his film debut as Tramp when Lady and the Tramp releases alongside the launch of Disney+, the company's upcoming streaming service, on November 12. In the original 1955 animated movie, Tramp was portrayed as a mutt who lived on the streets, so instead of looking for a purebred dog to portray the character, producers stayed faithful to the source material.

Monte lived in a New Mexico animal shelter before transferring to HALO Animal Rescue in Phoenix. When the filmmakers went there in search of a star for their movie, he instantly won them over. Like Tramp, Monte is a mixed-breed dog, but the shelter doesn't know exactly what his background is, other than being part terrier. Despite his scrappy appearance, Monte is very well-behaved. He knows how to sit, walk on a leash, and he's friendly with everyone he meets, according to the shelter.

The Lady and the Tramp crew adopted Monte in April 2018, and earlier this month, Disney released the first promotional image of him for the film. It features Monte snuggling up with his co-star, Rose, who plays Lady. True to the original, Lady is portrayed by a purebred cocker spaniel. Though you likely don't recognize the dogs on the poster, you may have heard of the voice actors who will bring them to life: Justin Theroux is playing Tramp and Tessa Thompson is Lady.

[h/t AZ Central]

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