While we can argue that a Marvel x DC crossover is something that is sure to get us excited, how likely is it that a George R.R Martin's universe of 'A Song of Ice and Fire' is going to have a Marvel cross-over character in it? Seems very unlikely? It's not.
And no, we're not talking about the much-anticipated upcoming season of Game of Thrones that's set to air soon next week. This cross-over has already happened! In the first episode of Game of Thrones, Season 1. Yep.
A fan, who was re-watching the series before the final one premiered, found something unexpected in the pilot episode of the series. While fans marathoning it were expecting Easter eggs, nobody expected to see a character from the Avengers’ entourage in Westeros.
The fan tweeted a video where they spotted an extra in Winterfell who was wearing a wearing jacket, jeans, and boots - expect this outfit is eerily familiar to that of a 'Winter Soldier,' and very much what Bucky Barnes wore! The extra was spotted in the scene where Jaime Lannister, played by Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, in the series, walks around looking for his brother Tyrion in Winterfell.
"There a guy in the background with a straight up Patagonia jacket, blue jeans and boots" the user tweeted.
Watching the Game Of Thrones first episode and there a guy in the background with a straight up Patagonia jacket, blue jeans and boots pic.twitter.com/YAFTF4hnIN— kevinbiegel (@kbiegel) April 3, 2019
While people were amused by the casual dressing for Westeros, many found that he resembled Winter Soldier Bucky Barnes from Marvel's Avengers. When is Winter coming? Winter was there all along! The post soon went viral, as people continued to speculate on how perhaps Bucky Barnes had time traveled to Winterfell!
That is Bucky Barnes. Now we know where the snap'd ended up.— TimmyTime (@tim_cw57) April 3, 2019
Also amusing that he looks kinda like The Winter Soldier. HE'S THERE TO KILL SOMEONE.— Gray Whitten (@el_gray) April 3, 2019
Bucky is that you? pic.twitter.com/ZwRTh7qEns— Kait ❤️ (@1Band1D1Dream) April 3, 2019
People gonna trip when the Men In Black show up— B (@maashirma) April 3, 2019
He’s Ser Levi of House Denim!— couldntcarebear (@couldntcarebear) April 3, 2019
Instead of being killed during the snap the winter soldier apparently went to a different dimension.— Monster king97 (@Monsterking97) April 3, 2019
He was in winterfell that's why he's called as winter soldier— Mehul Mistry (@Mehul1102) April 3, 2019
That's Bucky Barnes I missed it too— Romeo Rajat (@RomeoRajat2) April 4, 2019
So that’s where he went when Thanos snapped his fingers! @Avengers— Wendy Collins (@wendyaveli) April 4, 2019
@MildAtlantic He was frozen for longer than we thought— Gary Wilkinson (@Paintingbad) April 3, 2019
The North remembers - but did they remember that Bucky Barnes showed up in the pilot episode of Game of Thrones? Will this have significance in the upcoming season?
Maisie Williams aka Arya Stark has suggested that fans go back to season one as the first season has many clues that foreshadow the upcoming finale.
The eighth and final season of Game Of Thrones is set to premiere this weekend, Sunday, April 14 on HBO and can be streamed on Hotstar.