The Witcher Anime adds Legend of Korra Animation Head to the production
Netflix’s upcoming animated film, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, hires the animation head of Avatar: The Legend of Korra to direct.
After The Witcher: The Wolf’s Nightmareannouncement in January 2020, Netflix provided little news on the linked animated film. After more than a year without casting announcements, the producers have finally dropped new information.
In a pre-recorded Studio Focus panel for the Annecy Festival, co-executive producer Lauren S. Hissrich, as well as screenwriter Beau DeMayo were joined by Avatar: The Last Airbender and The legend of Korra animation chief Kwang Il Han, who was revealed as The wolf’s nightmarethe director of. Korean studio Studio Mir was previously reported to host Netflix’s linked feature film.
Additionally, while the producers were reserved with the plot details of the linked film, they did explain how he would explore Vesemir, Geralt of Rivia’s mentor, and the kind of answers the animated film will provide, even to those who already know The witcher franchise. Hissrich explained that the idea came from his exploration of Geralt, “There are things I wanted to know, what it takes to become a witcher, how Geralt became a witcher, where his journey began and who was important to him. ” These questions led to an examination of the one character who resembles a father figure, Vesemir, and how he was shaped by his profession.
A description of the connection to the anime has been unofficially released by Netflix, revealing that she will follow Vesemir in her youth and introduce her mentor, a mysterious character by the name of Deglan. It reads: “Long before guiding Geralt, Vesemir begins his own journey as a witcher after the mysterious Deglan claims him by the law of surprise.”
Vesemir was introduced in Andrzej Sapkowski’s novel, Blood of the Elves, who saw Geralt and Ciri spend a winter in Kaer Morhen, taking refuge from powers across the continent in search of Princess Cintran. While Vesemir featured prominently in the novel, his past was never explored, although CD Projekt Red’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt briefly developed on his youth in the Blood and wine expansion.
The Old Witcher has yet to appear in the Netflix adaptation of The witcher, although her voice can be heard in the show’s final episode, “Much More”. Vesemir will appear in season 2, played by actor Kim Bodnia, as the series adapts the events of Blood of the Elves and Time for contempt.
The witcher stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer of Vengerberg, Freya Allan as Ciri and Joey Batey as Jaskier. Season 1 is now available on Netflix. No release date for Season 2 has yet been announced.
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