At the moment, a potential sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s robots vs. monsters masterpiece Pacific Rim is still very much in doubt. Sure, for a while there it seemed like a sure thing, but recent studio battles mean that the film seems to be on hold for who knows how long, and that’s a shame, because Del Toro has an ambitious eye unlike any other director out there.

Del Toro is no stranger to projects on hold, though, and that means he’s still thinking big even when it comes to films that he might never get to make. For instance, on Saturday he offered this:

Yes, Pacific Rim’s director has taken notice of one of Game of Thrones’ breakout stars, particularly as she’s evolved from strong-willed child to badass assassin, and he wants her to be a part of his next epic. For more than a few fans, it’s a dream come true, but now we’re stuck wondering if it’ll ever be a reality. We can only hope the Nerd Gods are kind.