Netflix could be pushing another movie witcher According to a Swedish actor who may have inadvertently revealed something, it’s a spin-off that ties in with ‘Nightmare of the Wolf’ and ‘Blood Origin.’
You might remember Dolph Lundgren as Ivan Drago from Rocky 4 (and also Creed 2). He also played the role of He-Man in the 1987 film Masters of the Universe and directed numerous direct-to-video action films in the ’90s and 2000s. He most recently played the role of Svengeance in Minions: The Rise of Gru and will appear in both The Expendables 4 and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. Talking to a Swedish outlet AftonbladetLundgren mainly spoke about battling lung cancer in recent years and even removing tumors in 2020. However, he says that after the treatment he feels “better than he will be in five years” and that he is currently filming in South Africa. He then casually mentioned Netflix and The Witcher.
Lundgren gave no details, however colliders (above Eurogamer) suspects that the series may not be Witcher season 4, but actually a spin-off about the rats. In the novels, the rats are a group of young Nilfgaardian thieves who appear in the third book, Age of Scorn. This happens to be the same book that Netflix’s The Witcher season 3 will be based on.
The spin-off would be a prequel, according to Collider, and since the Rats are generally young and Lundgren is in his 60s, it’s speculated that he will play the role of bounty hunter Leo Bonhart. On the hunt for the rats, Bonhart would be the main antagonist of the spin-off, but he could also show up in Season 3 of The Witcher to introduce his character.
However, this is all just speculation for now. We’ll find out if the rats and Lundgren will be in Season 3 of The Witcher when part one airs June 29 on Netflix. Part two will be released a month later, on July 27th.
There aren’t just spin-offs for Netflix’s Witcher. CD Projekt Red has confirmed The Witcher is also getting multiple spin-offs to the game, although it sounds like Project Sirius has suffered a major setback. Workers from The Molasses Flood, the developer working on Project Sirius, have reported layoffs Just a few months after a first version of the game was scrapped. This could all indicate problematic development and something is not quite right in CDPR’s newest studio.
It also doesn’t work out with Henry Cavill, who will leave The Witcher after the third season. Showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich announced Cavill’s departure presented her with a difficult choicebut she didn’t want to end the show, so Liam Hemsworth, star of The Hunger Games, becomes Geralt of Rivia from season four onwards.
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