Robert Baratheon’s more known bastard may have been out of the picture for a long time, but GoT fans still remember. His absence has been a topic of interest, and many wonder if he has a bigger role to serve in the future. Does a recent statement from Joe Dempsie suggest Gendry’s return in Game of Thrones season 7?

Most recently, the actor was in the Philippines to attend this year’s AsiaPOP Comic Con. He was one of the celebrity guests who graced the event. Other known personalities with him were The Originals’ Claire Holt, Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown, and X-Men’s Nicholas Hoult.

One of the country’s leading news outlets has the details on Dempsie’s appearance. According to‘s Frank Katigbak, the actor shared his thoughts on a potential return to the HBO drama. quoted Dempsie as follows:

“Saving Jon Snow and his beautiful hair from imminent death, that’ll be a nice way to go back.”

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Although the statement sparks hope of a potential return, it should be noted that the possibility is simply the actor’s personal thought.

Last July, showrunners Dan Weiss and David Benioff addressed the question on Gendry’s whereabouts. As Bustle shares, the two shared that Gendry was still “rowing” and that “he’s coming up on Florida”. Though the reveal appears as a joke, the source offered an insight into what the answer meant.

According to Bustle, it could simply mean that at this point, the showrunners haven’t conjured up a story line for him. Consequently, this means that Gendry could not come back in the future seasons of Game of Thrones.

Still, unless official word confirms that Gendry is totally out of the picture, there’s still room for hope. Joe Dempsie’s thoughts on a possible return is certainly an epic way to bring him back. After all, Jon Snow is now King in the North, which makes him a high-end target for basically anyone who wants to steal the seat of power there.

Do you think Gendry should return with an epic role? Let us known your thoughts in the comments.

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