Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Robert Ford in a still from Westworld.HBO

The Season 1 finale of Westworld provided answers to a number of burning questions that have intrigued viewers since its premiere. But at the same time, there are many burning questions that have been left unanswered, and it is a very long wait before Season 2 returns to HBO. According to Westworld creators Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan, we shouldn't expect the show to return before 2018.

The duo revealed a bit about what viewers can expect in Season 2 of Westworld, confirming that one major character who was hit by a bullet will indeed return. Is it Dr Ford? Anthony Hopkins' character was killed by his own creation, Dolores, in the final moments of Season 1 finale, and because of the unpredictable nature of the show theorists believe chances are high Ford could return.

Speaking to the Los Angeles Times, Joy and Nolan did not touch upon Ford, but they did reveal that Ed Harris' Man in Black, who was also hit by a bullet, is indeed alive in Season 2. "Yeah, I mean, how could an arm wound slow that guy down? [Laughs.] He's stronger than that; he can withstand," she said.

The duo also spoke about the theme for Season 2, saying that the Samurai World and the note Maeve holds that reads Park 1 are clues to what's ahead for the show.

"Yeah, I think that there's a little hint there that 'Park 1' might just be the beginning and we'll continue to do this journey as we have, which is we'll discover the mysteries of Westworld through the perspective of our characters, so when they found out, we'll find out," said Joy.