The Last Witch Hunter hopes to start a new franchise, and unlike some other high profile movies currently in production, it is not shying away from official set photos as it continues to shoot in hopes of getting you acquainted with the property. Most of the reveals are coming from the star of the movie himself, Vin Diesel, who now provides a look at two new characters, one good and one bad. HBO fans will instantly recognize these two additions to the cast.
Fellow bearded actor Ólafur Darri Ólafsson is best known for his role as a Louisiana meth cooker in True Detective. While no character details have been revealed, he is seen standing alongside Vin Diesel and it would be easy to assume that he is playing one of the good guys. That's not the case, though. He will be playing an evil witch who goes up against Vin's immortal Witch Hunter and is one of the main villains in this fantasy adventure.
The second photo offers a candid behind-the-scenes look at lead female Rose Leslie, who you may remember from a little show called Game of Thrones. Seen here in a playful moment, Vin Diesel reluctantly teams up Leslie, his natural enemy, to stop an evil coven of witches from unleashing a supernatural plague upon New York City.
While he doesn't comment on the photo of Rose Leslie, Vin Diesel did have this to say about the first photo:
"One from the film set this week, with my friend Darri...
Excited, inspired and Blessed to be working with such a great cast of actors."