With A Song of Ice and Fire fans cries for Lady Stoneheart to be included in HBO’s series falling on deaf ears, some fans have decided to bring out their tinfoil hats with yet another crackpot theory. Fans are speculating that Catelyn Stark’s undead mantle will instead be taken up by her son, The late King in the North, Robb Stark.
However, during a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Richard Madden, who portrayed the Young Wolf before he was murdered at the Red Wedding back in season 3, put those rumors to bed. When questioned about a possible return to the HBO drama, the 30-year-old actor revealed that if showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have been planning it, they haven’t told him.
“I’ve not heard anything, of course. I suppose I wouldn’t have the phone call, because they’re very secretive about everything,” he told THR. “I feel very, very proud to have been a part of that. But Robb Stark had such a great storyline, three seasons where he had this great start, middle and end to his character, and it set up such a great purpose to the show up to that point. Every character really progresses the show along. Now I can just watch it and enjoy it.”
And to top it all off, Madden isn’t even sure he would want to come back.
“I don’t know, I’d have to read…,” he replied when asked about playing his resurrected character. “I stopped reading the books a couple years ago because the show kept changing and I’d much rather just watch it and see what came next.”
As badass as it would be to see Robb Stark return from the dead as a half-man half-wolf zombie, seeking revenge after what the Frey’s did to him , I believe it’s safe to put this theory to rest.
What do you guys think? Would you like to see the return of the Young Wolf? Let us know in the comments.