The Game of Thrones actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau dodged a question about playing the protagonist in the Last of Us video game-series adaptation in a discussion.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is a Danish actor after his role in Game of Thrones. He played the role of Jamie Lannister, and as a result, he shot to fame overnight. He has also acted in movies such as Black Hawk Down, Oblivion, and Domino.
Last of Us the hit franchise
Sony Video Entertainment published The Last of Us, a massive hit-video game worldwide. It is about Joel Miller, a smuggler, moving a teenage girl across the post-apocalyptic United States. During this journey, they face hostile creatures and enemies as obstacles.
This video game proved to be very successful, which caused a second part release in 2020. This second part, Last of Us 2, is lauded for its stunning visuals and engaging storyline. The fans have been supporting the developer, Naughty Dog, on its excellent job.
Like many successful video game franchises, Last of Us was also scheduled for a live-action movie adaptation, but it kept moving on.
Then, HBO got in and announced that the game would be made into a TV show by Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin and one of the game’s creators, Neil Druckmann. They also roped in the game’s composer for part 1, Gustavo Santaolalla, to their team. The team also announced that the show would include an excellent shocking part that did not find its way to the final cut of the game. This team and the announcement made shockwaves in the gaming and entertainment industry.
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The team is said to be developing the story, and till now, no cast members have been finalized.
Nikolaj as Miller?
Recently, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau participated in a Reddit Ask Me Anything discussion. He received the question from a Redditor when the fan asked him whether he would play the character of Joel Miller in the video game adaptation movie. This question was circulated on the internet due to the resemblance of Nikolaj Coster-Waldau to the Miller role.
For the question, Waldau replied that the game was excellent, and he just received a copy of the game. This reply sparked discussions in Reddit, as the actor neither confirmed nor denied it. In the past, many actors have done these acts and got roles.
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Many people think Nikolaj would be the right choice for Joel, as he has the rough-yet expressive looks. The part of Joel miller would demand him to perform emotional and action sequences. After considering his part in GoT, people have appreciated how good he would be in the iconic role.
Nikolaj’s cryptic response has fueled debates, and we hope they would be ended soon by a formal announcement.
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