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CAUTION: Potential ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 Spoilers Ahead! Do not read on if you want to go into the Season fresh!

There’s a lot of buzz right now about the fact that ‘Game of Thrones‘ has returned to Calgary, Canada for shooting, which is a location that they do not often use, and when they do, it is mainly to shoot wolves against green screens so they can be digitally inserted into shots later as direwolves. And since most of the Stark direwolves at this point in the series have been killed (even more so than the Starks), the only direwolf that we really see on a regular basis still is Jon Snow’s Ghost (played by a white wolf named Quigley). However, rumor has it that there is another wolf shooting in Canada alongside Quigley, and this wolf has the correct coloring and look to be Nymeria.

If you recall, Nymeria is Arya’s dirwolf that has not been seen since Season 1 of the series, whom she had to force to run away to save it from execution at the hands of Joffrey and the King’s men after it attacked the brat prince to protect Arya. Many suspected that Nymeria would one day return, especially since in the books Arya often dreams of her, and dreams that she is her, running around with a pack of her own. This just might be confirmation that the lost Stark direwolf is returning to the story. Combine that with the fact that there are also some claiming that Maisie Williams herself was shooting in Calgary recently, which could help confirm these direwolf rumors. Of course, this could mean nothing, especially since the actors are not really allowed to play any scenes with the actual wolves not only for safety reasons but also because all of the wolves need to be scaled up in size so they can look like true direwolves by the time we see them on-screen. Still, the rumors are very cool, and we can thank both the ‘MaisieStyle’ and ‘InstinctWolves’ accounts on Twitter for sharing posts about Maisie and the wolves in Canada, and helping us connect the dots on this potential plotline.

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What do you think? Will Arya and Nymeria reconnect in Season 7 and work together to exact revenge against their enemies? Or could it be another wolf entirely and we are simply jumping to conclusions? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below!

Source: Watchers on the Wall

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