Mark Hamill is up for playing Vesemir in season 2 of The Witcher on Netflix, even if he's not quite sure who the character is. In a Twitter exchange from last year that recently resurfaced on Reddit, The Witcher showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich wrote about how the Vesemir character should be portrayed, describing him as fatherly, wise, sprightly, and ancient. When the Club Star Wars Twitter account responded by suggesting Hamill for the role, Hamill himself backed this up by offering this amusing reply.
"I have no idea what this is or what it's about but agree it could/should be played by me."
Clearly, Mark Hamill hadn't spent any time playing The Witcher video games or reading the original novels when he made that tweet. Still, the aspects of the character seem to have intrigued him, and it probably helps that the series is now out and getting a lot of attention.
It's also easy to see a physical resemblance between Hamill and the video game version of Vesemir, especially when going by the actor's appearance in The Rise of Skywalker, although it's unclear if Hamill realized this as well when he tweeted his response. Even if Hamill was speaking in jest, his teased interest is nevertheless making a lot of people excited about the concept.
The Witcher Season 2 has already been greenlit. Based on the original book series and subsequent video games, The Witcher stars Henry Cavill in the lead role of Geralt of Rivia - a monster hunter in pursuit of his destiny in a medieval world called the Continent. Anya Chalotra, Freya Allan, Joey Batey, MyAnna Buring, Mahesh Jadu, Mimi Ndiweni, Eamon Farren, and Anna Shaffer also star. After premiering on Netflix just days ago, The Witcher has quickly found its audience and has been generating a lot of discussion. As of now, the series is the highest-rated of every Netflix Original on IMDb, and although that number might change, it gives us a glimpse at just how many people are really enjoying the show.
Netflix has also made it clear they are very confident in the show's success, as it was already renewed for a second season a month ahead of the series premiere. This also means there's still plenty left to explore in the world of The Witcher, including the introductions of some other fan favorite characters from the franchise. Vesemir also seems like a role that would be tailor-made for Hamill, but in some form or another, let's hope we see the character appear in the show's upcoming second season.
It remains to be seen if Hamill will actually appear on The Witcher, but for now, we can see the legendary actor portraying one of his most iconic roles of all for the very last time on the big screen. You can catch him as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which is currently playing in theaters everywhere. Of course, now that his time with the Star Wars franchise is done, that's all the more reason for him to join The Witcher. This news comes to us from Reddit.