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‘Aquaman’ Star Jason Momoa Apparently In Line For Netflix’s Witcher Prequel

‘Aquaman’ Star Jason Momoa Apparently In Line For Netflix’s Witcher Prequel

Sounds fishy to us

Mike Diver

Mike Diver

Don't know about this one, guys. But as it's Friday and we're totally burned out after last night's Gamescom stuff, so sure, here's an article that's almost certainly going to prove to be poppycock, but we'll go along with it.

According to We Got This Covered, Aquaman star Jason Momoa - also of Game of Thrones, Stargate Atlantis and See - has been "eyed" for a role in Netflix's previously announced prequel series to The Witcher.

Said show, The Witcher: Blood Origin, is set to be a six-episode affair, and will be set 1,200 years before Geralt of Rivia starting cutting up drowners and the like. It will, says Netflix, "tell the tale of the Elven civilisation before its fall, and most importantly reveal the forgotten history of the very first Witcher".

Jason Momoa as Aquaman /
Warner Bros. Pictures, DC Entertainment

So, could that first witcher be played by Momoa? He certainly has the fantasy TV show experience to be in with a shout of such a gig. We Got This Covered cites unspecified "sources" (hence the question marks here), who are saying that Netflix is keen on Momoa for a role in the show - be that the witcher, or some other major character.

I guess we'll just have to wait and see what comes from this rumour. Would he be well suited to a role in the world of The Witcher? I reckon so. Could he look as good in tight leather armour, swinging a sword around, as Geralt's actor Henry Cavill proved to be in The Witcher's first season? I mean, it's a matter of taste - but yes, almost certainly.

Speaking of The Witcher - as in, the Netflix show that already aired, late last year - it just recently received some post-release support in the shape of a short making-of documentary, which is well worth a watch (I did watch it, just the other night, and it really focuses in on why the show's writers structured its time-hopping narrative the way they did).

And in other Witcher-y news, a brand-new video game based on its characters and monsters was revealed earlier this week, The Witcher: Monster Slayer. It's a Pokémon GO-style AR game, before you get too excited.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures, DC Entertainment / Netflix

Topics: The Witcher