Pedro Pascal’s casting as Joel Miller in HBO’s The Final of Us collection has followers of The Mandalorian fairly excited, however there are various Recreation of Thrones followers feeling disillusioned that it wasn’t Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. Final week, phrase broke that Pascal had formally been forged as Joel to co-star within the collection alongside Bella Ramsey as Ellie. Like Coster-Waldau, each are additionally oddly sufficient Recreation of Thrones alum.
Previous to the latest casting information, many followers have been campaigning for Nikolaj Coster-Waldau to land the function of Joel. Along with proving his performing chops on Recreation of Thrones, the actor can be broadly perceived to look a lot like the unique online game model of the character. As maybe the frontrunner with numerous followers of The Final of Us to play the half within the HBO collection, Coster-Waldau had additionally been featured in a wide range of fan artwork imagining him as Joel Miller.
“Pedro Pascal is an amazing actor no question (I really loved his performance as Oberyn Martell), but I also wish they considered Nikolaj Coster-Waldau,” a fan on Twitter wrote. “I often see him voted by TLOU fans to play Joel. I hope this adaptation still turns out great though.”
“I wanted Nikolaj to be Joel,” one other fan places it, including a crying face emoji.
“Hugely disappointed that #Pedropascal is playing Joel! My favourite choice was always Nikolaj Coster-Waldau,” one other tweet reads.
Others are extra optimistic about Pedro’s casting, even when they’re disillusioned that Nikolaj wasn’t picked. As one fan tweeted, “Watched Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in The Silencing. He would have made a great Joel for The Last of Us on HBO. No offense to Pedro Pascal though, I’m sure he’ll be great as well.”
And one other fan writes, “I loved Pedro in GoT, but still believe Nikolaj Coster-Waldau would have been a way better Joel, a practical cynical sorta broken old man who learns how to care & love again with Ellie.”
For what it is price, there’s nonetheless an opportunity Coster-Waldau may seem in The Final of Us. Some followers say that the following smartest thing can be to nonetheless forged him within the function of Tommy, Joel’s brother within the unique recreation. At the moment, there isn’t any indication that Tommy will even be included within the collection or that Coster-Waldau can be in consideration for the half, however some followers are nonetheless calling for his casting as Tommy.
“I’m amped that Pedro Pascal is gonna be Joel in The Last of Us but Nikolaj Coster-Waldau better be Tommy,” mentioned one fan.
One other tweet reads, “at least nikolaj as tommy? Please?? :(“
HBO’s The Final of Us is being written by Neil Druckmann, the unique recreation’s author and artistic director, alongside Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin. Kantemir Balagov can be set to direct the primary episode of the difference. It is not but clear when filming will start or when the collection will make it to HBO. For extra from Coster-Waldau, he will be seen in final 12 months’s The Silencing and also will star within the upcoming film In opposition to the Ice.