Witcher fans are sure having a field day today. Not only has Netflix officially announced its new Ciri and Yennefer for its upcoming The Witcher live-action adaptation, but it’s also announced all the other actors and actresses joining Henry Cavill (Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) as he armors up as Geralt of Rivia.
Now, according to a new report by ComicBook.com, a recent casting script has been circulating online and it looks like fans might be getting a short glimpse of The Witcher’s villain thanks to the new leak.
In the script, we get to see Witcher’s traveling bard Victor speaking to an unnamed person that many suspects to be the sorcerer Vilgefortz.
Here’s part of the script:
Viktor: Exquisite work. So, <name>?
Viktor: You were a slave.
Person: Wine is sweeter in the north.
Viktor: It’s nothing to be ashamed about, a slave tattoo. You know, I was taken as a boy, forced to do things that…that no boy should have to imagine. Shaped forcefully to be someone I wasn’t. I understand.
Person: But how?
Viktor: How did I get set free? I didn’t. You see, someone bought me. Someone who knew exactly who I was.
Person: A mage?
Viktor: You’re sweet. No. A brigand. A brigand isn’t something to be ashamed of. You see, brigands and whores are quite alike. They’re merely just individuals with a capacity to survive. Really brave souls that just spit in the face of destiny and shout “we will not die quietly.”
Victor has really long lines in the script and the dialogue between the two seem to be quite a bit too long to place in this article, but interested fans can read the full script right here.
While the script doesn’t give away too much, fans on the Reddit forum where the script was shared agree that if this “person” really is Vilgefortz, then he could very well play The Witcher’s villain. Vilgefortz might be young and incredibly talented, but he’s also a power-hungry mage with a secret allegiance to the Emperor of Nilfgaard, Emhyr var Emreis.
Do you think Vilgefortz could be The Witcher’s big bad? If not, who’s your best guess?
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