Mark Hamill Wants A Role On ‘The Witcher’… Despite Having No Idea What It Is


Netflix‘s series ‘The Witcher’ based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s fantasy novels, which inspired the popular video game, is moving forward quickly.  With Sapkowski serving as creative consultant, show creator and showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich has reported that the script for the pilot is complete.  Tomasz Bagiński is attached to direct.  Now comes the process of pre-production and casting.  While nothing has been announced, Hissrich took to Twitter to detail the various characters including this one for Vesemir.

Vesemir of Kaer Morhen is the oldest of the Witchers and serves as a father figure to the main character Geralt of Rivia.  He appeared in the games ‘The Witcher’ and ‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’ and several of Sapkowski’s books.

Well, one fairly legendary actor seems to have enjoyed Hissrich’s description of Vesemir and feels he is qualified to play the role… and you might agree!

Yep, Mark Hamill “could/should” play Vesemir, the mentor of the game.  After all, it’s not that far off from his current status as Luke Skywalker in the ‘Star Wars’ movies.  And fans are rallying behind this potential casting.  The Witcher game Twitter even posted a photoshopped image of Hamill in Vesemir’s armor.

Others have shown their support as well:

 

What do you think?  Would you like to see Mark Hamill in the role of Vesemir on Netflix’s ‘The Witcher’?  Are you excited by the prospect of seeing these books/video games adapted to a series?

Jason Motes

Jason’s earliest memory is of watching ‘Batman,’ followed shortly by a memory of playing Batman & Robin with a friend, which entailed running outside in just their underwear and towels as capes. When adults told them they couldn’t run around outside in their underwear, both boys promptly whipped theirs off and ran around in just capes. Jason’s father gamely agreed to read him comic books as bedtime stories instead of ‘Snow White.’ (Super Friends being his favorite.) Jason saw all of the original Star Wars movies (and Indiana Jones and Superman and Star Trek…) in the theaters. Yes, he is old. And grew up in the most GEEKTASTIC decade ever, the 80s, devouring a steady diet of GI Joe, Transformers, Masters of the Universe, Princess of Power and (best of all) Jem! (It totally counts as sci fi! They had a sentient computer that projected holograms!) Jason has studied literature, journalism, film history and has a degree in creative writing (and a minor in psychology) from the University of South Alabama. He has worked as a technical writer and proofreader. These days, most of his creative energy goes into his blog and writing for this site! He lives with the cutest puppies ever.




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