Eagle-eyed fans have spotted a major clue about Jon Snow in the new 'Game of Thrones' teaser

Eagle-eyed fans have spotted a major clue about Jon Snow in the new 'Game of Thrones' teaser

"When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground."

This perhaps stands as the quote to best sum up the HBO fantasy drama show that's been gracing our screens for almost a decade now.

But the question is, after eight years, 174, 373 onscreen deaths, three incestual relationships and uncountable murders and betrayals, who will survive until the end?

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Many fans out there believe the answer to this question is in the new trailer, released on Sunday.

The new footage shows all the remaining Stark children - bar Bran - gather in the crypt below Winterfell to be greeted by statues of themselves.

Sansa and Ayra's carvings look much like them as they are. But Jon's? He is depicted in old age.

Followers of the series have, of course, done some detective work, and have taken this to mean that the two sisters will die young, while Jon will live to old age. Could it be true? Hundreds of people on the internet seem to think so.

But that's not the only piece of information the new trailer revealed, according to fans.

Many viewers have insisted that the clip also supports a long-standing theory that Bran Stark is the Night King, pointing out that the younger brother is nowhere to be seen.

At the end, the icy mist and freezing cold that signifies that the Night King and his army are coming begins to descend. Could it be that Bran is actually there, just not in the form the Stark siblings know him as?

However, actor Isaac Hempstead-Wright, who plays Bran, has shot down this popular hypothesis in the past. In an interview with Vulture, he stated: "I think it's less that they're the same person and more that they're two of the ancient beings of Westeros. The Three-Eyed Raven has been around for God knows how long, and White Walkers have been reported since the beginning of time.

"As we've seen, they were created by the Children of the Forest, so we can't get much more ancient than that. Perhaps we can think of it as these are two characters with a huge amount of power, but one is a Frankenstein's monster, who is driven by nothing but hatred and violence. Then there's Bran, who uses his powers for good."

He added: "I want to find out why the Night King is so obsessed with destroying mankind. We’ll see whether they have any kind of explanations in the next season. Hopefully, we’ll find out cool stuff about both of those characters."

So do we believe him? Will Jon Snow live? Will Sansa and Arya meet their doom? We'll have to wait until April 14 to know.