The Witcher Fans Are Split on Who Should Play Vesemir

The Witcher Fans Are Split on Who Should Play Vesemir

Mads Mikkelsen? Anthony Hopkins?

Netflix's The Witcher is coming back for a second season, although we'll be waiting until 2021 to see Henry Cavill as Geralt again. Now the community surrounding the show (and CD Projekt Red's games) are fan-casting Vesemir, the experienced Witcher who acts as a mentor and a father figure of sorts to Geralt.

Just to make this clear, there's been absolutely zero confirmation that Vesemir will even exist in the second season of The Witcher. For now though, fans are having fun theorizing about who would be cast should the role appear, which sort of kicked off with Mark Hamill's tweet below.

I think I could pretty easily see Mark Hamill playing an elderly Vesemir. This wouldn't be the first mentor figure he's played in recent years (looking at you, The Last Jedi).

One suggestion that's gained a fair amount of traction on The Witcher subreddit is Anthony Hopkins. The 82-year-old would definitely be an older father figure to Geralt, if he can take the time out of recording weird videos on Twitter to play the part.

Curveball! It's Hideo Kojima's best friend himself, Mads Mikkelsen. The Danish actor would make a pretty interesting Vesemir, and it's a choice we could definitely get behind.

While Vesemir hasn't been confirmed for the second season of The Witcher, the character can actually be heard in the final episode of the debut season. As Geralt is delirious and dying on the back of a cart, he recalls a voice saying, "Geralt, I've been waiting for you," which prompts our leading monster hunter to shout "Vesemir!"

The actor behind Vesemir's disembodied voice is Theo James, who appeared in the Divergent film series. However James is officially credited as voicing "Young Vesemir," meaning another actor could potentially play an older Vesemir if the character is introduced in the future.

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