Recently, there has been plenty of speculation regarding the upcoming second season fo Netflix’s new epic fantasy series. The most persistent conversation seems to be around the casting of Vesemir, a character set to feature in the original TV show, 0as well as a new animated Netflix movie called Nightmare of the Wolf. It has also been reported that the series showrunner, Lauren S. Hissrich, would also like Hamill on board for this character.
As recently as yesterday, reports had started circulating that Hamill had been offered the role of Vesemir. However, it has now been reported that at least two other actors have also been approached. According to Daniel Richtman on Twitter, Michael Keaton and Mads Mikkelsen were offered the part. As Game Rant points out, Richtman is “known for his inside scoops in the entertainment industry.”
While this might be considered an exciting development, Richtman also declared that both turned the role down. No reasons were stated as to why or when the offer was made.
Game Rant also points out that it might not seem such a far stretch in approaching Mikkelsen. Already, he has been involved in the gaming industry, having recently voiced the character Cliff in Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding. Considering Netflix’s new series also has ties to a gaming franchise, it seems possible the network was looking for someone who already had some sort of fanbase within the industry.
Of course, for many fans, Star Wars actor, Mark Hamill, is their only choice for this part. Hamill has previously expressed an interest in portraying Vesemir via his official Twitter account. However, at the time, casting had not yet commenced for the character, so it’s still possible for someone else to play the character.
Of course, there has been no official announcement from Netflix regarding this character or any casting relating to Vesemir. That means viewers will have to continue and wonder about who will ultimately play this character in Season 2.
Season 1 of The Witcher is currently streaming globally on Netflix. Season 2 has been confirmed by the network but no premiere date has been announced yet. There are also rumors that the streaming service is close to confirming a third season of the epic fantasy show.