Mads Mikkelsen: Geralt of Rivia?

Mads Mikkelsen, everyone’s favourite Dane, is well known for his roles in hit series Hannibal as a renewed Dr. Hannibal Lecter; as well as Bond villain Le Chiffre in Casino Royale, One-Eye in Valhalla Rising and an as of yet, an unknown role in upcoming video game, Death Stranding. 

Mikkelsen has now revealed in an interview he’d be interested in playing Geralt of Rivia after being shown some fan art of him as Geralt.

“I think he looks very cool. I would love to play him,” he said. “I’ll take it.”

Since the interview, there has even been a petition set up to try and get Mikkselsen officially on board! There is something about the Scandinavian actor that just seems to fit Geralt. His physical appearance does slightly resemble Geralt and his role in Valhalla Rising proves he’s comfortable with a sword in his hand.

There is, as of yet, no release date for the Netflix series of The Witcher. However, with Andrzej Sapkowksi – author of the novels the best selling video game is based on – on board as a creative consultant, the series appears to be in safe hands.

See Mikkelsen in action as One-Eye below in Valhalla Rising.



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