Mark Hamill Still Doesn't Know What The Witcher is, But is Ready to Play Vesemir
It looks like many fans' dream casting is but an agent phone call away.
By Chris Morse
It's been almost two years since Star Wars legend Mark Hamill first joked that even though he doesn't know what The Witcher is or what it's about, he's in agreement that the character of Vesemir could and should be played by him. It all started from a fan suggestion that he would fit the part of the fatherly and wise elder figure of Kaer Morhen, and it's a suggestion we find difficulty disagreeing with.
Although Vesemir didn't make an appearance during the show's first season, Geralt did mention him by name while he was battling through the effects of the Nekker bite he took, and he will no doubt make an appearance at some point or another in the story. There's no word yet on if that time will be during the second season, but it would appear Hamill is still up to the task of playing the part if he's called upon.
In a fun interaction posted over on Twitter, the actor commented on a speculation post that he would be interested in the role with a reminder that he doesn't know what the series is all about, but nobody has contacted him about it either... yet. He ended the post with a hashtag, #CallMyAgent, prompting a response from showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich that says so much in one simple emoji.
????— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) December 25, 2019
Something to keep an eye on? We think so. In the meantime, you can head on over to our season review and read what we thought about the show. For the uninitiated, you can find more details regarding the series with a summary just below.
The Witcher Brings Fun and Destiny to a Grim Continent
Netflix’s take on Andrzej Sapkowski’s monster-hunting fantasy world has plenty of heart and humor.
In The Witcher, Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.
Henry Cavill plays the starring role of Geralt of Rivia while the cast also includes Freya Allan (The War of the Worlds, Into the Badlands) as Princess Cirilla, Anya Chalotra (The ABC Murders, Wanderlust) as Yennefer of Vengerberg, Joey Batey (Knightfall, Strike) as the bard Jaskier, Anna Shaffer (Harry Potter series) as Triss Merigold, and Eamon Farren (The ABC Murders, Twin Peaks) as Cahir.
The first season of The Witcher is now streaming on Netflix and has already been renewed for a second, which will begin filming early next year for a 2021 release. Stay tuned for all the latest news and updates regarding the series right here on Dead Entertainment.
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