Game of Thrones star to appear in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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By on August 17, 2013 at 4:47 pm

Charles Dance, who plays Tywin Lannister in HBO’s TV adaptation of George R R Martin’s A Son of Ice and Fire, Game of Thrones, will have a role in CD Projket RED’s upcoming RPG sequel The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

According to VG247, Witcher 3 lead writer Marcin Blacha called the casting a “dream come true”.

Dance will be playing the role of Emperor Emhyr var Emrei of Nilfgaard. It’s an interesting piece of casting, as Dance plays a similarly powerful but complex “villain” in Game of Thrones – and like Martin’s series, the Witcher universe tends to lean towards complicated characters rather than black and white goodies-and-baddies. Hopefully Dance can lend his talents to bringing the Niflgaardian ruler to life as more than just a villainous antagonist.

When we left The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, Nilfgaard had made serious inroads to the north of the major continent. In The Witcher 3, it controls an area called No Man’s Land which you may remember as rather a grim region; it was featured in the Killing Monsters trailer.

The Witcher 3 is due in 2014, which cannot come soon enough.

Source: VG247

15 comments (Leave your own)

Brace yourselves. Witcher is coming.

I’ll show myself out.

 

PalZer0: Brace yourselves. Witcher is coming.I’ll show myself out.

LOL, no Pal, that was your finest comment ever. Tim is probably cursing himself for missing yet another brilliant article header.

 

PalZer0:
Brace yourselves. Witcher is coming.

I’ll show myself out.

That was actually amazing *tips hat*

 

this just keeps getting better and better, Cant come soon enough.

 

My Dear Sweet Brother Numsie!

 
Nasty Wet Smear

thatch82: My Dear Sweet Brother Numsie!

My brother Numsie has forgiven me! Oh thank you, brother!

Okay, seriously, this guy has a dignity that lends itself well to the setting.

 

^^^^ you beat me to it!

 
Nasty Wet Smear

S’cool. Eddie Murphy beat all three of us by a few years. That movie is still worth a chuckle.

 

Stop smoking scrolls

 

nastywetsmear:
Okay, seriously, this guy has a dignity that lends itself well to the setting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbwroS0YP54

 
Nasty Wet Smear

shuth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbwroS0YP54

… He still looks kinda regal. Like a real Queen!

 

George R R Martin’s A *Son* of Ice and Fire

Song.

 

Gravitas. The man has suitcases full of gravitas.

Even when he’s reading this.

 

Charles Dance is awesome, he’s great as the Patrician in the tv adaptation of “Going Postal” too.

Keen.

 

ooshp:
Even when he’s reading this.

He’s totally sold that book to me!

 
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