Netflix 'The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf': Release date, spoilers and all about animation movie
'The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf' is kind of a spin-off that will talk about Geralt's mentor Vesemir
‘The Witcher’ is undoubtedly one of the best video game series ever made and was a smash hit when it came out. The original game was so successful that it spawned two sequels, ‘The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings’ (2011) and ‘The Witcher 2: Wild Hunt’ (2015).
Soon, it was announced that a Netflix series, titled ‘The Witcher’, will be made on the characters based on the game and was released on Netflix in 2019 with Henry Cavill playing the lead role. With Season 2 of the blockbuster TV show coming out in December, the streaming giant has decided to expand the ‘Witcher’ universe by talking about all the characters that not a lot of people know about.
The streaming giant is set to come out with the movie ‘The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf’, which will focus on Geralt’s mentor Vesemir. The upcoming animated movie is being made by the collaboration of the US and South Korea.
The project will be another worthy addition to Netflix’s catalog of animation movies. Movies like ‘Klaus’, ‘I Lost My Body’ and ‘The Willoughbys’ have done extremely well for the streaming service, and the makers of ‘The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf’ will be hoping for the same level of success as well.
Here’s everything we know.
Release date and how to watch
The upcoming animation flick will premier exclusively on Netflix on Monday, August 23, at 3 am EST. Viewers can download the app from Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store. Netflix is also available on Apple TV, Google Chromecast, and Portal from Facebook.
“The world of The Witcher expands in this anime origin story: Before Geralt, there was his mentor Vesemir -- a swashbuckling young witcher who escaped a life of poverty to slay monsters for coin. But when a strange new monster begins terrorizing a politically-fraught kingdom, Vesemir finds himself on a frightening adventure that forces him to confront the demons of his past.”
Actor Theo James will be voicing the character of Vesemir in the movie while Lara Pulver will voice a character named Tetra.
James is known for making an appearance in ‘Divergent’ movies and made a name for himself. This won’t be the first time that James will be lending his voice to an animated project. Prior to this, the actor has given his voice to characters in projects like ‘Castlevania’ and ‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’.
On the other hand, Pulver gained worldwide recognition after playing Irene Adler in BBC’s ‘Sherlock’ alongside Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. Apart from being a TV star, she has also done numerous theatre productions and won several accolades.
Graham McTavish and Mary McDonnell will voice Deglan and Lady Zerbst respectively.
The upcoming movie is a collaboration between the US and South Korea, with Kwang Il Han helming the project. The screenplay has been penned by Beau DeMayo.
Han, DeMayo and Lauren Schmidt Hissrich serve as producers on the movie.
The trailer shows us the mountain fortress of Kaer Morhen in its former glory, but an ominous voiceover hints at its future fate. A close-up on Vesemir shows the gold eyes that mark Witchers who have undergone the Trial of the Grasses. We also get to know that Witchers can oil their swords to make them more dangerous.
You can watch the trailer here.
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