The Female Leads Have Been Chosen for the Netflix 'The Witcher' Series

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  1. M76

    M76 [H]ardness Supreme

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    So everyone was supposed to be following her 6 months before the article came out and must have had this prior knowledge? You think that is realistic?
    I asked when did they put out a correcting statement after the articles claiming it was to be cast as a minority came out? And not on twitter, I mean when did the sites running with "it will be a minority" put out the corrections?
    Never?


    Sounds like a bait and switch to me.

    That anyone would be still upset if they had the information that they're actually meant polish origin as minority. Which is kind of re-inventing the word, but let's assume honest mistake for the sake of argument.
     
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    Unless I'm misreading the article, the BAME rumor wasn't fake. It was a supposed strategy of casting a large net. Am I missing something here? Don't see a problem with fans wanting them to keep to source material.
     
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    Yes, because studio execs, directors, etc. etc. have always followed the writers script to the "T" historically, right? Just because he wrote her in properly doesn't mean the studios didn't try and cast a BAME actress and backtrack after they saw all the hissing nerd rage....
     
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    try more like 8 or 9 there is part in the books where the Garelt and co. have to call Yen to to basicly give Ciri the talk among other things lol

    looks like the girl that will be Ciri hasnt done much and i cant find her age any where so likely shes under 18 still but looks even younger so likely she will be playing Ciri in her tween years
     
  5. Draax

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    Are you choosing to ignore the quote I posted from the executive producer? The timeline is pretty clear here. There was no backtracking just a lot of ignorant outrage.
     
  6. Smoeki

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    Just double checked I was correct.
    Unless the someone is going to call the article fake, why some people are calling the rumor fake?

    Seems to me me given the previous statement that they wouldn't do what they where apparently willing to do and then not commenting on it in a timely manner that the backlash was more than fair.
     
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    The best information I could find says that Freya Allan, the girl playing Ciri, is 17. Please contain your pre-premier fappiness.

    As for Anya Cholatra, here is another picture of her:

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    Wait, nope, this appears to be another picture of Ajit Pai, head of the FCC. Apparently my picture of Anya Cholatra is actually a picture of a different person, who is also smoking hot, but not Anya (see Nytegard's post below). But it looked good.

    As for Ciri, I bet they're gonna bleach her hair so hard she's gonna look like she should be riding a dragon.

    Give the actors a chance to do their thing. I was against Robert Downey Jr. being Tony Stark, but now I can't imagine anyone else. I'm still surprised that Karl Urban seems more like 'Bones' than DeForest Kelley does, even though DeForest Kelley is the original mold for the character.

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    Netflix has been hit-and-miss, but they're no worse than any other television station that develops new material. The Punisher was great, but not as great as season 1 Daredevil or season 1 Jessica Jones. I enjoyed Defenders and Luke Cage, I liked all the Marvel properties except Iron Wimp (Fists of Snowflake! "I can't fight you right now, I'm going through a difficult period.")

    So we'll see.
     

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    Dramas can go pretty well. Although, good adaptations tend to go [manga -> jdrama -> anime].

    It's mostly shonen stuff that goes to crap. Partly because it's too action-heavy to do on the cheap. But mostly because shonen loves to pull the brakes on the plot train and wallow in garbage pacing.
     
  9. IcePickFreak

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    I'll stay hopeful til I see it. Call me old fashion, but I'll watch it, and then decide if I like it or not.

    This has me thinking of the pre-release cinematic trailer they did for W3.


    LOL I'll remember when you lost your shit about when everyone lost their shit. :confused:

    I'll do you a solid and link my contribution to that thread since you'll probably be looking for an edge to slap a label on me.
    Netflix’s “The Witcher”: Henry Cavill Cast as Geralt, Minority Sought for Ciri
     
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    i haven't either, i don't really care to play story based games but they still look good.

    most studio's i'd agree with you on that statement but netflix and amazon usually stays out of the way when it comes to that stuff which is why more and more writers/directors are moving to their platforms over the main studio's.
     
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    EA bitching about equality.. i would play a standalone Ciri game and frick people up. You don't have to force gender specific characters on people.
     
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    I don't really watch much TV, but I hope this is good! I will watch this for sure.
     
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    From a reddit thread, that's Belçim Bilgin, not Anya Chalotra.
     
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    Is it? Fuck me, even the title of the picture says Anya Cholatra.

    I thought it looked pretty good. =/ Too bad. I'll look for another and take it down.
     
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    Um, its not video game to live action. It is book to live action. Story wise it has basically nothing to do with the video games except they have the same cast of characters. CDPR specifically set the video game well after the books to allow them some creative freedom.
     
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    see, voices alt to the left is important. ( many of the left asking us to shut up on principles of inclusion, values..)
     
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    cause the Dark Tower mega-bullshit. I will never forgive Hollywood exes ( those screaming at award ceremonies , ahem) for that SJW crap .

    and the amount of sycophants flooding message boards leading up to casting and during production

    and the rest.
     
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    You're predictable, again sticking to your original invented reality, while conveniently ignoring arguments against it.

    True to your kind, always claiming they want discourse, but always ignoring inconvenient facts and arguments (basically reality).
     
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    I have clearly establish a timeline which shows the executive producer stated the characters genders, ethnic backgrounds, cultural heritage would not be changed. This was stated 4 months before the outrage train left the alt-SJW station over the casting of Ciri. Now there is post after post of people trying to spin this because they are unable to admit they were wrong and acted like the easily triggered SJWs they hate so much.

    Look I’m not defending or taking the side of SJWs here, they are just as deplorable. I am simply pointing out the similarities of the alt-SJWs and how they act the exact same. I must have hit pretty close to the mark to get them so riled up.
     
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    Jesus Christ. I don't know who is trolling who anymore.
     
  22. TheOne&OnlyZeke

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    I haven't played any of the games.....Also didn't know there were books
    So.....I'll watch the series and be happily able to ignore all the "ITS NOT LIKE THE THINGS IN PRINT OR ON TEH PC'S"

    :)
     
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    You're not addressing the issue. Posting something on twitter 6 months before you get famous is not common knowledge, and certainly not an official statement by the studio. And in 6 months many things can change. So the timeline would only support your argument if that statement was made after the "minority report" came out.

    Nobody is trying to spin anything except you. You spin it as if they were outraged about nothing. But nobody knew at the time that it was nothing, not even SJWs. And the narrative pushed by them was completely different at the time. Now the narrative is "see it was nothing you're stupid". Back when the news came the narrative was: "wacist toxic gaming community"
     
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    Of course it was I have no doubt in my mind it was planted to generate bad press for the "toxic gaming community"

    Caucasian doesn't mean that you're literally from the Caucasus. As African-American doesn't mean you're from Africa.
    It's a part of a wider movement of creating a facade that hides actual reality. And anything that tries to address things behind the facade is hate speech.
     
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    I half expected them to cast a gay guy opposite Geralt...
     
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    The Witcher series: She's half my age She's quarter my age
     
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    Once again ... the executive producer you know the big boss, clearly stated the race, gender, cultural heritage of the characters would not be changed. This was stated on May 11, while the writing/casting process was taking place.

    People who didn't know at the time didn't know about what the executive producer said because they weren't informed. Instead of informing themselves and maybe doing a little research to see if the outrage was warranted people chose to be triggered and jump on the outrage bandwagon. Even though the executive producer had made the situation clear, irresponsible media outlets decided to stoke the outrage fires. There was absolutely no need for the executive producer to clarify the issue when they had already done so 4 months previous. In fact the executive producer was so sick of the alt-SJW bullshit they left twitter. Now we see that just like the executive producer said was going to happen, a caucasian polish girl was cast as Ciri .. completely consistent throughout this entire process.
     
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    As long as shes legal who cares?
     
  29. Armenius

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    Well, it's not based off the video games, so...
     
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    wrong.gif

    And to top it all off, the statement:
    doesn't say that people's cultural heritage or ethnic makeup or gender won't be changed, only that feeling really liberal won't be the reason for the change.
     
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    Polish is defined as a minority West Slavic ethnicity group ... you are aware of this correct?

    Also ... additional reading comprehension is in order as the executive producer very clearly used the word NO .. its right there in the post you quoted .. you know after the question mark.
     
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    Wow, you're right, I was unaware of the fact that the West Slavic ethnicity group included Black and Asian individuals...

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    Your ability to ignore reality is impressive.

    Lets try this again, I'll highlight the important part to help with your reading comprehension:

     
  33. Draax

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    Wait so you think because the BAME term is used they were actually looking for an actor who had all the following traits: Black, Asian and an ethnic minority? You don't believe that they were looking for an actor who was Black or Asian or an ethnic minority?

    If you chose to misinterpret the post, by the executive producer, that is up to you ... it doesn't make your interpretation correct though.
     
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    yes, it's possible she'll change things because she's feeling "sorta" liberal that day, as opposed to "really" liberal...

    but of course, if story truly comes first, we'll get true 1:1 translation and the series will end up being 100 episodes long for the first book... didn't they do that with Monster (manga to anime) and it turned out really well?
     
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    I'm not sure if you're really this dimwitted or if English is a second language for you.
    I'll break this down into bite-sized pieces for you either way.
    I pointed out that your statement:
    was ridiculous considering the casting call specifically mentions "BAME" - not terribly consistent unless the producer enjoys wasting the time of young Black and Asian actresses.

    Then you double down on your quest to reject reality and try to extend minority status to ethnic poles...
    They're not, not even close, not by any stretch of any imagination. Maybe if we were talking about a casting call in Southeast Asia, but we're not. We're talking about a casting call in the UK. Poles are the 8th largest ethnic group in the EU, and Poles are the largest foreign-born community in the UK. I don't care that some sweaty kid declared ethnic Poles a minority on the website you linked, it's stupid.

    But since you edited your post to include that gem, I missed it, and instead tried to clarify my original position with the help of sarcasm. I assumed that even you would be able to grasp the concept that someone looking for a "caucasian polish girl" wouldn't be looking for actresses who are Black, Asian, or any ethnicity that isn't polish.

    I was wrong, and now we're here.
     
  36. Seventyfive

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    TIL that nobody lies on twitter and all twitter posts are gospel. Thanks man, before I used to look at twitter objectively and try to discern whether statements were true through research and logic. But now that I can simply read every single post as face value and believe them, that will save me a ton of time.
     
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    Right back at ya :rolleyes:
     
  38. Draax

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    So what you are REALLY angry about is that the term BAME was used (even though Polish minority ethnicity fits the E of that term), you wanted it to say caucasian. All this even with the executive producer also saying that the gender, ethnicity, and cultural heritage would not be changed 4 months prior to this casting outrage.

    The casting call notice, that everyone lost their shit over, was for a casting call which specifies the location as Budapest. Slovaks make up the smallest proportion of the population in Budapest. (2,581 (0.1%) Slovaks)

    The site I linked is not "some sweaty kid" it is an international organization with 130 partners in over 60 countries

    u mad bro?
     
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  40. Draax

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