Game of Thrones fans are well-aware the series only has six episodes left, which means there are only six episodes to show everything fans have wanted for so long that hasn’t been shown yet. Near the top of this list is Cleganebowl, aka the big battle between Sandor “The Hound,” Clegane and his brother Gregor “The Mountain,” Clegane. So, will the two forces collide in Season 8? The latest news certainly has us wondering, as actor Hafthór Björnsson may have revealed a bit too much when asked about his favorite GoT scene during an Instagram Q&A:
It happens in season 8… so I can’t speak about it.
Hafthór Björnsson didn’t give much away, although by revealing his character has a significant Season 8 scene in Game of Thrones he may have said all fans needed to hear. Gregor and Sandor met briefly in Season 7, and though the two brothers had gone through a lot in between the last times they saw each other, their hatred for one another ran as deep as ever. With Cersei set to double cross Jon and Daenerys when the White Walkers attack, the stage is certainly set for Sandor and Gregor to do battle, and if that does happen, the scene would be Björnsson’s favorite scene he’s shot thus far.
So, if the two brothers do battle in Season 8 of Game of Thrones, who wins? Hafthór Björnsson can’t talk about it, of course, although his Instagram photo he posted recently showcased a photo of “The Mountain,” looking just a slight bit worse for wear than he did even after Qyburn worked his magic:
Either Hafthór Björnsson blew out an eye and just about every vein in his face prepping for a strongman competition, or The Mountain is getting quite the beatdown in Game of Thrones Season 8. The Mountain is looking a bit redder than his usual blue tinge in this photo, so perhaps Sandor managed to get a receipt on his brother for scalding and disfiguring his face when they were children. That said, The Mountain is missing his vacant blue eyes in this picture, so this may just be Björnsson posing for a photo midway through makeup, and not really relevant to the duo’s potential throwdown. There’s also the chance that Björnsson favorite Season 8 moment has nothing to do with “The Hound,” and he just got a whole bunch of fans’ hopes up and now can’t say anything to calm them down.
Game of Thrones’ secrets are on lockdown, and it’s looking like fans won’t receive any answers to their questions until Season 8 airs on HBO in 2019. Feel free to check out our summer premiere guide in the meantime to see what’s headed to television until then, or read up on the latest news about the Game of Thrones prequel and how it may be happening sooner than some folks may think.