The Witcher will not be live-action again until December 2021, but we have plenty of content for the Netflix series in the pipeline. there is The Witcher prequel series in the making, Blood origin. What really interests fans is the upcoming anime prequel movie, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, which has a release date in the very, very near future for those hungry for content.
What’s The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf about? Who is the main character as we won’t be seeing Geralt in the upcoming movie? What can we expect to learn about the world from? The Witcher from the animated prequel movie? When is the Netflix movie release date? All valid questions. So flip a coin to your Witcher, as we have a valley of information abundance.
What’s The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf about?
The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf will introduce fans to Vesemir (voiced by Theo James). Vesemir, to witcher fans, is the grumpy old Witcher who was training a young Geralt at the time. Well, he’s a pretty anime boy in his prime for the upcoming prequel movie. Yes, witcher fans, you can expect him in season 2, played by Kim Bodina (kill eve).
Screenwriter for the film, Beau DeMayo said to The edge of how the film fits into the franchise: “Where it got interesting for me was taking the world that we knew from Geralt’s point of view, which is a hard world with a hard character, and then we put this life-loving, enjoyable -looking for character in that same world, and see how he interacts with it.”
Also, yes, the real hero of The Witcher franchise, the bathtub appears in the film. In addition to James in the film are Lara Pulver (Tetra Gilcrest, a powerful sorceress); Graham McTavish (Deglan, warrior-leader of the Witchers), and Mary McDonnell (Lady Zerbst, a noblewoman of Kaedwen). As for plot? We will . . . details are much scarcer.
What more can we expect from The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf?
Details are scarce, as we said, but we do know that a monster will be involved. In this franchise? It’s a shock we know. As he hunts the strange creature terrorizing a kingdom. Vesemir will also have to face the tragedies of his own past. After all, it’s not a happy life when you become a Witcher, you know?
To talk with SyFy wire, DeMayo said of the story, “We wanted to make sure the anime expanded our understanding of the continent and its history and I think more than I wanted to focus on a story that was very personal to The Witcher world and its history and that it felt very human despite the fact that we would have all these fantastic elements around it.”
He added: “There are many elements in the story of the witches that I think are recognizable, in terms of what they are going through emotionally and struggling in life. I’m excited for the fans and the world to enjoy not only the rich world, but also the rich characters who ask us some interesting questions to think about our lives.”
When will The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf be released?
The release date for The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf is Monday, Aug 23. So that’s definitely one way to start the work week. As for the other witcher projects currently in the works at Netflix? As we said, The Witcher Season 2 will premiere in December of this year with Blood origin currently casting.