CD Projekt Nabs Tywin Lannister For Witcher 3
CD Projekt Red revealed that Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is getting seriously classed-up with the announcement that actor Charles Dance, best known as Twin Lannister on HBO’s Game of Thrones, will be voicing Emperor Emhyr var Emreis in the upcoming game.
From the press release:
CD Projekt RED, creators of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the highly anticipated fantasy role-playing game set in a gritty and morally ambiguous world, announced today that Charles Dance, the British actor and screenwriter best known for his roles in Alien 3, The Last Action Hero and Game of Thrones, will voice Emperor Emhyr var Emreis in The Witcher 3.
“Charles Dance is the perfect candidate to play the mighty Nilfgaardian emperor in our upcoming title. It’s a dream come true for the team here at RED to be able to work with such an accomplished actor and magnetic personality,” said Marcin Blacha, Lead Writer for the title.
As with all such announcements, we’ll have to wait until the final game to see if this works out, but Dance has made a career out of gamely giving his all to projects that other actors might fail to take seriously. Watch The Last Action Hero and see for yourself. At minimum, we can expect some rather imperious gravitas in Witcher 3.
While we wait to find out if Emperor Emhyr var Emreis is as bad a father as Tywin, here’s the latest Witcher 3 trailer.
Be sure to check out our previous coverage of Witcher 3, and stay tuned for the latest news as soon as we have it.