These actors would fit the role of Geralt of Rivia perfectly in the upcoming Netflix adaptation of The Witcher.
Your list has Tom Hardy, but it's a picture of Charlie Hunnam. Might want to fix that.
Hardy is not in the list but he was awesome in Taboo and I think that he would be a great Geralt.
The author originally had Tom Hardy's name as a mistake on #3
Taboo was so damn well acted/directed that I had to binge watch it in a single day...
Personally, I beleive Tom Hardy to be one of, if not the best action actor today. They guy rocks and I would love to see him play Geralt..one thing though...that long white hair on Tom, hmmm?
Nic Cage as Vesemir
Sean Bean easily, or even Gerard Butler.
Gerard is another solid suggestion, he kicked so much ass as Leonidas in 300.
He's a B actor, but for some reason, I'm thinking Christopher Lambert.
@oof46 lol Christopher Lambert, another B Actor. Well not B actors just not "Now Actors"
No matter who we would want, the studio will pick Mark Wahlberg. :-(
It's a Netflix tv series.. They're not gonna get a AAA film actor.
Not gonna happen, it'll have a lot of nudity and sex so mark is definitely out.
Nope, it will be Ben Afflack! LOL
No if you want a shit actor, then Mark Walberg is close to the top of the tree.
no not sean bean
casting sean means that character will surely die ahahaha
Mads. Mads all the way.
Can't see Mads as Geralt, but he'd certainly be welcome as another character, maybe even Emhyr?
I put forward actor Peter Stormare
Ah that's another great one! I really love Peter Stormare :D
This is just a list of actors who have already played knights.
Anson Mount hasn't played a knight though, his highest role aside from Inhumans was as a vigilante cowboy on Hell on Wheels. He's a personal favorite of mine as is Mads. :)
Tell me Anson Mount wouldn't be the perfect John Marston
Eh, John Marston is a bit more grizzled and rough than Anson Mount. In contrast to someone else's Peter Stormare suggestion, I actually like the idea of Peter Stormare for Red Dead's John Marston. It could be because of how badass Stormare is as Czernobog in American Gods though lol.
I think the thumbnail looks most like number 6. Did they confirm it's about Geralt's story?
Karl Urban could be a good match.
Please dont let it be jason momoa or charlie hunnam
lol @ Jason Mamoa & Sean Bean from the list. Sean is too old and might be too short also. Mamoa is just a no no. Viggo might also be too old & movie actor. Bros from other mothers Charlie & Travis are also movie actors now, maybe Travis not yet but on the way. Don't know about Anson.
The fan fav Mads is the most likely to play Geralt on that list.
I don't see anyone pulling off Geralt, maybe Michael Fassbender but he's not an option also. Better an actor not many heard about.
Also I don't think Viggo would be interested in that role. He tends to choose lower-profile and kind-of-artsy-but-not-too-much movies (LotR was an exception in his career)
There are a few from the series Spartacus that might fit well, Varro, Gannicus...
Spartacus, ah that was such a good show. I'm still sad about how Andy Whitfield died. He would've been a great pick for Geralt as well :(
It was an excellent series, probably my favorite. The death of Whitfield was tough, but i do think the replacement actor did a good job. It did take an episode or two for the thought to settle in, but overall an excellent cast of characters.
HAHA! I love the show Vikings and thought Charlie Hunnam was Ragnar this entire time.
Matthias Schoenaerts is an actor from Beligium that speaks perfect English. Great actor and looks similar to Geralt.
It's definitely possible they may hire a foreign actor who speaks English considering how The Witcher was popularized first by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, then by Polish studio CD Projekt Red. Plus, Sapkowski is a creative consultant on the Netflix show, I wonder if he has any say in casting? Probably not, but would be cool if he did :)
It's so cool the Witcher games are adapted by a Polish studio. What not only a love affair for Poland but a great representation to the world of the talent coming from Poland.
From what I hear the author and CD Projekt Red aren't on great terms. Something about Sapkowski not respecting video games. Hope that's not true.
Gerald should be played by a non-white actor to show diversity (by the if you can't already tell I'm not being serious at all).
And should be female..... Because sexism
Wonda Sykes it is! LOL
All good picks
Guy who played him in the TV series looked the part bring him back.
Nikolai Coster Waldau (Jamie Lannister) for me, ticks a lot of boxes. Even has the Thrones connection which wouldn't hurt the image of the show.
What about Chris Hemsworth? At least he has the physique.
Knowing Netflix, they'll make Geralt black and transgender.
I wouldn't mind Viggo Mortensen
For anyone wondering about the list, it's:
7. Travis Fimmel
6. Anson Mount
5. Mads Mikkelsen
4. Viggo Mortensen
3. Charlie Hunnam
2. Jason Momoa
1. Sean Bean
I personally hate websites that list one person/item on a different page..
This dude ain't bad at all - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm...
Evan McGregor is the perfect actor
Sean Bean has my vote but that picture of Mads Mikkleson (possible spelling mistake) looked a lot like Geralt.
Josh Holloway from Lost.
What I don't understand is why people think Geralt will be in this series at all? Let alone a main character..
This is not going to be Witcher 1 - 3 acted out again folks..
I think because he's the primary draw of The Witcher, both in the book series and the games. While the show could take the route of centering on other characters, or the general setting, they'd be selling themselves short by leaving out a character most people have come to associate with The Witcher.
I think they may follow a similar pattern to The Last Wish where it's primarily short stories following Geralt. Or, they may look to tell a new story. All in all, I strongly feel they'd be doing the show a disservice in leaving out someone as enigmatic as Geralt of Rivia. Here's to hoping Netflix gets it right at least! :)
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