Possible Spoiler Alert.
As the 7th season of Game of Thrones closes in one of the major theories of the widely popular series could have been revealed and it is regarding Jon Snow’s real identity.
One Reddit user has claimed that an article leak from the next issue of Empire magazine has been posted online.
The article consists an interview with Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark) and the real name of Jon Snow is mentioned to be Jaehaerys Targaryen.
The article says:
As we saw in the last episode of season 6, Bran’s psychic time-traveling ‘green sight’ revealed the true nature of Jon’s birth heritage and his real name: Jaehaerys Targaryen.
‘Bran’s now in this precarious situation in which it’s just him and Meera, and he has all of this information that could change the entire story’, said [Bran actor] Isaac Hempstead Wright. ‘And it’s not just about Jon. He knows all about the White Walkers too’.
The reddit post has caught a lot of attention and the people are making their comments.
One user commented:
I don’t even know what to think about this. On one hand it is strange to just drop a reveal in an article like it’s nothing. On the other, if they were to be speculating wouldn’t they at least mention it somehow. This is strange, probably meant to make us talk and speculate. I’m intrigued.
Also, wasn’t there a person on /r/asoiaf that supposedly lip-read the scene between Lyanna and Ned? I recall that person saying that the name Jaehaerys was whispered… Hmm.
In the final episode of season 6, we found out that Lyanna, the sister of Ned Stark is Jon Snow’s mother. Lyanna even whispered the original name of Jon Snow to Ned which we tried to lip read and guess.
Well, we’ll have to wait for some more time to confirm if Jaehaerys Targaryen is Jon Snow’s real name.