Netflix’s The Witcher is a seriously, seriously impressive show, and it’s all anyone’s talking about these days. The new series has gotten off to a flying start, with the CD Projekt Red games even seeing a surge in players thanks to the new Netflix original. Even the likes of Mark Hamill – yes, that Mark Hamill – is keen to get onboard with the project – even though he doesn’t know what The Witcher is.
Back in 2018, Hamill was quoted as saying of The Witcher character, Vesemir: “I have no idea what this is or what it’s about but agree it could/should be played by me.”
As the quote once again made the rounds recently, IGN reported on the news, to which Hamill again expressed an interest in the role.
On Twitter, Hamill shared the original IGN article, adding: “I still have no idea what this is or what it’s about, but I DO know they haven’t ever asked me to play Vesemir… yet.”
We already know that Netflix’s The Witcher has been renewed for a second series, but it’s not known whether or not the character of Vesemir, a fellow Witcher, would make an appearance.
Personally, I think Hamill would make an excellent Vesemir, even if he isn’t too clued-up on his knowledge of The Witcher.
Speaking of the new show, it seems the revived interest in the franchise could spell great news for fans of the CD Projekt Red games, as a fourth instalment has never looked more likely.
Despite the mammoth success of the CD Projekt Red games, the company failed to reach a new deal with author of The Witcher novels, Andrezej Sapkowski. With no deal, it was believed that another addition to the game series would pretty much never happen.
However, just a few weeks ago, Sapkowski and CD Projekt Red managed to strike up a new deal. The company announced that on December 20, 2019, they’ve “entered into an agreement which solidifies and reinforces [CD Projekt Red’s] relationship with Mr. Andrzej Sapkowski – author of The Witcher saga.”
The company confirmed the agreement “satisfies and fully clarifies the requirements and expectations of both parties in light of previously concluded agreements,” meaning there’ll be future cooperation between the two.
Until that happens, we’ll just keep the Netflix show on repeat.
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