Jason Momoa Is Reportedly Being Considered for ‘The Witcher’ Prequel

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It’s safe to say that Netflix’s The Witcher has taken the world by storm since it landed on the platform late last year. And of course, it didn’t take long for fans to sink their teeth into the episodes – binging season 1 in a matter of days.

The announcement of more to come, understandably, left fans excited.

But now, there’s even more reason to get excited as we might be seeing Jason Momoa on our screens as part of the prequel.

Keep scrolling to find out more…

A household name that is best known for his roles in Aquaman and Game of Thrones.

With an icon for a wife and a pretty successful career.

Someone we wouldn’t mind watching again.

Then this could be some good news.

As is Momoa is reportedly being considered for a role in a Netflix upcoming series.

Whether it’s renewing its much-loved shows or treating us to all-new original spectacles, the streaming giant is knocking it out of the park when it comes to its recent slate of content.

The streaming giant’s series, The Witcher, whipped up a lot of attention from fantasy fans when it was released late last year.  

And viewers have been falling over themselves to give their verdicts on the action-packed fantasy drama.

Many have been comparing it to the likes of Game of Thrones

But The Witcher is proving to be a huge frontrunner in the genre, and it’s not hard to see why.

Complete with humans, elves, witches, gnomes, and monsters, Netflix’s fantasy offering truly looks to be a visual spectacle. And there’s one specific aspect of the show that fans are saying completely trumps Game of Thrones. Keep scrolling to find out.

Though the show primarily centers on protagonist Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter known as, you guessed it, a Witcher who travels the countryside slaying various spine-chilling beasts.

Just like Game of Thrones, The Witcher is also based on a bestselling novella.

The fantasy epic is based on the popular medieval book series by Polish author, Andrzej Sapkowski.

Though there are some differences in Netflix’s adaption that slightly stray from the books.

For the show, the story will also look at Princess Ciri and Yennefer of Vengerberg’s arcs.

The medieval extravaganza was lavished with praise by critics who had the chance to view the show early before its global debut.

But there’s one thing that people are saying makes it way better than Game of Thrones

There’s no denying that Game of Thrones reigns supreme in the fantasy genre, but it looks like The Witcher may be giving it a run for its money, with viewers saying the battle scenes are putting GOT to shame.

The captivating performance from the series’ leading star, Henry Cavill, has also been catching the eye of fans.

After all, executing those massive fight scenes in that huge amour costume must have been pretty physically challenging.

“Hair and makeup stuff has become an essential component of becoming the character in the morning,” he confessed to Polygon

“One, because it takes so damn long, and two, it’s such a particular look. I wanted to make sure Geralt looked like a witcher who was a badass and still remained raw.”

The star went to extreme lengths during filming…

The actor, who wore a weathered suit of armor and a long silver wig during filming, is said to have taken it all so seriously that he even “made breakfast” and slept in it. Yep, really.
The Witcher producer, Lauren Schmidt, explained: “He wanted, for instance, for the armor to look like it had been worn for years and years. So, he made breakfast in it and he would sleep in it.”

The fantasy epic has well and truly risen in the ranks – rubbing shoulders with the likes 0f Stranger Things and Peaky Blinders.

That at the time of writing, the show has received a very respectable rating of 8.2 on IMDb.

And it looks like we are in for a lot more.

There’s been an exciting update that a prequel, called The Witcher: Blood Origin is on the way.

The prequel, which will be a 6 part live-action The Witcher spin-off series, was announced in July this year.

The show will come from Declan de Barra and The Witcher showrunner, Lauren S. Hissrich.

But there is one rumored cast member that is reportedly being considered which has us quite excited.

SuperheroEra reported from their sources that the star is being considered for a role.

So make sure to take it with a pinch of salt.

The Witcher is available to stream on Netflix now. If you’re interested in another binge-worthy Netflix offering that viewers have been raving about, keep scrolling.