Hodor’s death was easily the most devastating from season six, but fans have speculated the hero, played by Kristian Nairn, could return as a White Walker.
The actor has now waded in on the rumours and has admitted that he’d “love” the theories to come true.
“As a fan, I’m not sure I would love that,” he told the Belfast Telegraph when asked if he would be interested in returning as “an instrument of evil”.
“But as an actor, I would absolutely love that, and it would be so much fun to play that.
“But I kind of think it’s nice the way it’s left. There have been enough rebirth moments in Game of Thrones.”
He teased: “I’m just going to say no, but I might be lying. I can’t give anything away. I have let things slip before by accident, and I’ve learnt the hard way.”
Game of Thrones fans may have also stumbled another huge spoiler for the looming cycle ahead, as a picture generously donated by HBO seemingly reveals who is The Prince That Was Promised.
In the literary series, a mystical figure united with the First Men to rally against the White Walkers in the War for the Dawn over 8,000 years before the events of the George R.R. Martin books.
Among those speculated to be named as the aforementioned figure include likely suspects Jon Snow and Jamie Lannister, while the late Stannis Baratheon has also been thrown into the mix.