Neither fans nor we can believe it, all the rumors of Netflix looking to cast Jason Momoa in The Witcher prequel series to turn it into the next Game of Thrones are true. But keep your hype in check.
Do you remember how mindblown we all were when we first saw Henry Cavill in the buffed up magical avatar of the Witcher, aka Geralt of Rivia? Now just wonder, what will be the charisma of Henry Cavill and Jason Momoa together as Witchers. Though we are not sure yet if we’ll get to see them together on screen in The Witcher. What’s almost confirmed is that after Henry Cavill, we’ll get to see Jason Momoa in Witcher’s avatar. Yes, as first reported by We Got This Covered, Netflix is planning to cast Jason Momoa in the lead for the prequel series of The Witcher. But don’t be hyped up just yet.
- Jason Momoa, to lead The Witcher prequel ‘Blood Origin’?
- News of casting Jason Momoa in Blood Origin wasn’t only a rumor.
Jason Momoa, to lead The Witcher prequel ‘Blood Origin’?
While the creator, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, and the team are invested in The Witcher Season 2, which is set to release in 2021, Netflix has announced a prequel series. Netflix has announced ‘The Witcher: Blood Origin’, a prequel series to Henry Cavill, Freya Allan, and Anya Chalotra starring The Witcher. The Witcher is based on the book series by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski, and the prequel is believed to have the origin in the same story. As stated on the Netflix website, Blood Origin will tell the tales of the origin of the very first Witcher. The show will be set 1200 years before the timeline of Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher.
“In an elven world 1,200 years before Geralt of Rivia, the worlds of monsters, men and elves merge to become one — and the very first Witcher arises.”
As soon as Netflix announced the prequel, rumors regarding the show begin raining. And one of the rumors suggested that Netflix is planning to cast Jason Momoa for the lead in The Witcher prequel. We wonder if it won’t give us the Game of Thrones feel.
News of casting Jason Momoa in Blood Origin wasn’t only a rumor.
Right after Netflix announced the prequel, they begin the casting for the show. However, a rumor broke out among the fans that Netflix is planning to cast Aquaman and Game of Thrones’ Khal Drogo star Jason Momoa for the lead in The Witcher prequel. The rumor was soon then reported by We Got This Covered. WGTC reported, “Trusted insider Daniel Richtman has claimed that Momoa is being eyed for a major part in Blood Origin.”
However, this rumor was later followed by a fan-made poster, which had Jason Momoa, as the first Witcher, standing alongside Henry Cavil, as Geralt of Rivia.
The rumor no more remained a rumor once Jason Momoa himself shared this fan art on his Instagram story. Momoa even tagged Henry Cavill and wrote: “what’s up homie…”.
This confirmed that Jason Momoa is being considered for the lead in The Witcher prequel series Blood Origin. However, there are no confirmations regarding the final casting yet from Momoa or Netflix. With the show being in an immature state, we’ll need to wait till we discover if Khal Drogo will walk over The Continent or not.