Friday, March 22, 2019

The Dark Tower Series Cast Young Roland, Man in Black

Been a minute since had any news on The Dark Tower front. It seems the pace of the TV show is starting to slowly speed up as Amazon has announced they have cast two of the leads for the show. Jasper Pääkkönen (Vikings, BlacKkKlansman) has probably been cast as Marten, aka Walter O'Dim aka Randall Flagg aka the Man in Black that was played by Matthew McConaughey in the movie. Sam Strike (Nightflyers) has been cast as young Roland Deschain. The TV series is a "prequel" of sorts that will explore the character of Roland as a teenager and the events that led to the downfall of his home and his rise as "The Gunslinger." A lot of it was explored in the Marvel comic books and of course the Dark Tower books but the series isn't bound by those. Since they cast Roland is a white dude, its pretty clear the movie starring Idris Elba and McConaughey is being completely ignored.

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