This is the way.
By - RedditUserCommon
The post about the Ellie casting --> [Bella Ramsey](https://www.reddit.com/r/TheLastOfUs2/comments/lh8nca/bella_ramsey_to_star_as_ellie_in_the_last_of_us/)
Please get The Mountain as Abby.
He’s gonna get his head crushed in again and in another HBO show lol!
He is safe as long as he has beskar helmet.
But hes not wrong
Don't worry. They will leave that until the second or third season. Just when he is getting mainstream popularity, they will send his brains flowing down the main stream.
He wasn't wearing a helmet the first time, but this time he is ready
Haa haa awesome point!!!
Lmfao holy fuck
Damn, I really want to like this but I just can't. Part II crushed the fervor and vigor I once had for this franchise.
Short of scrapping TLoU2 as a whole, cutting it from canon as an example, there is nothing they can do to make me care. It's just not a good story, not a story worth telling and I don't connect with any of the characters.
It's almost like a bunch of people sat together in a room, started brainstorming, and said, "Gee, I wonder how we can make this Ellie's story...hmm, I know...let's have her parallel Joel's story, so that, you know how he's a guy whose daughter dies horribly...like, how about we make Ellie the woman whose father dies horribly, then get rid of Joel, so then they both will, like, totally parallel one another, but then, let's make people play as some random character for more than half of the entire game, just to teach them a hard lesson about empathy and how there's, like, two sides to every coin...yes, this is definitely a good idea, so why not, let's make the fans wait seven years for this, because it is awesome! Besides, don't you think that continuing the story of Joel and Ellie in a traditional sense is pointless and very silly! Negan should have killed Rick Grimes, man! I'm telling you!"
I love pedro and Bella but na fam this ain't it for me.
Last of us 2 completely destroyed any excitement for me towards this franchise. I’m not going to watch this
Same, I feel so deflated
Still feeling the same emptiness and resentment I felt almost a year ago. I might feel a little bit better if someone else dies instead of Joel on the tv show, but still, the game series is ruined for me. I could have been a lifelong fan.
We waited 7 years for Naughty Dog to destroy what made the first game so magical, which was the constantly developing relationship and dynamic between Joel and Ellie. Truly, the existence of the sequel feels like a narcissistic empathy test combined with a sadistic betrayal peppered with lofty notions of perspective. Unforgivable. Waste.
Same here, very disappointed
I'm watching up until after Joel kills Bruce.
Shit I mean Jerry
Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson as Abby
Except this time it's that failure of a "man" Kneel Skunkmann thag is gonna have his expectations subverted. Here's how it goes:
Joel and Tommy meet the geodude-looking hairless gorilla and save her from the horde of infected. They keep their guns up at all times. The gorilla tries to attack them anyway. They blast her head open right then and there. Or if it ever came down to a melee, the GOAT Joel snaps that subhuman abomination's neck in a fracrion of a second because
1) He is smarter, faster, stronger.
2)Has 2 decades of more experience than her and durinf the time that freak was deinking milk out of Godzilla's saggy tit,he was hunting, killing and survinving.
3) Unlike what the gormless , unshaven morons at GCJ told you, sex does make a considerable difference in physical strength and gives a sizeablr advantage to the male.
someone in the comments of the post in r/PS4 asked who would play abby, i suggested hafthor bjornsson (because he was the mountain who crushed pedros head and brain back in game of thrones so i thought it would be a fitting joke)
and i got permanently banned because i violated rule 1:"be nice"
so yeah there is that lol
this is the funniest thing i’ve read all week. this genuinely made me laugh out loud😂😂😂😂😂
I actually had to do a double take because it was so bizarre...
Fucking permanently because somehow didn't get a game of thrones reference and thought I was bashing Abby's body
How defensive can you get about something...
It's like a fucking blizzard in most of the gaming subs lately ....fucking snowflakes everywhere
He’s definitely got the grit and ruggedness of Joel. Also an amazing actor. Him and Bella are a good pair. But damn, he’s got a really bad track record of playing characters who get their heads caved in
I wish they picked an unknown actress for Ellie. Resembling from the game where we have no association or knowledge of her character before meeting her
I wish they would pick an unknown for every game hero adapted into film instead of seeing the same assholes all the time.
What do you mean bad track ?
I love Pascal, but I'm not seeing it. Maybe with enough makeup they can get it to work.
Still pretty skeptical about this becoming a series in general. I'm seriously worried it's going to ruin the original game for me.
If he grows the hair out he'd be close. And maybe bulk up a bit
He'll have to put on like 40-50 pounds of muscle. I just don't see him doing it, honestly.
He's one of my favorite actors, but I honestly cannot picture him as Joel. I'm super sad because I thought it was supposed to be Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
I think acting wise he'll nail it but he is too skinny
He's one of the best actors out there. Maybe he'll bulk up a lot, but part of what makes Joel Joel is how physically intimidating he is.
A few prosthetic bits could do wonders, that said Pedro Pascal can be very intimidating with his body language especially as the mando
That’s true. And Oberyn was a bad ass too.
> Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
If Nikolaj can do a Texan accent then he is easily the best choice for Joel out of the GoT cast. That dude has got mad acting chops, plus he looks much closer with a beard.
It would be impossible for him to get that hench post-apocalypse.....
If this is centered around the first game he has short hair though
he literally doesn't need to look like joel from the game lol
Would be cool if he did though. Nothing in this series really «needs» to look like the game, but there is definately a large group of fans from the first game that would love to see accurately portrayed characters and sets
regardless of anything else, i anticipate the sets and overall production values to look great. it is HBO.
Definently, if anyone can pull it off its going to be HBO
Like they pulled off the wokemen, or season 8 of GoT
Fair point lol
You're probably right. He doesn't need to be male either. Ellie doesn't need to be female. Neither character needs to be white. The setting doesn't need to be the aftermath of the cordyceps virus and the title doesn't need to be The Last of Us.
of course he does
dont need to. looking like your character speaks for itself
Lol so wrong
you don't understand art
everything is art. and understanding *that* allows you to understand what rules apply to what medium. if you think joel's appearance doesn't matter you don't understand visual story telling.
If you think casting an actor that looks like a video game model is necessary for visual storytelling you are lost.
Joel not only has a distinct look, but a distinct role in the story. No one is going to believe Pedro can hold his own in this world. He isnt going to have the Mandalorian armor or acrobatics as the viper to disguise his wimpy physique. His appearance is absolutely necessary for telling this story.
Do you think ellen/elliot page as abby would work?
I'll believe Pedro Pascal can survive in this world. He's grizzled. Stern. Triple Frontier. Narcos. Game of Thrones.
He will do fine.
Should have been a southern actor like Matthew Mcconaughey. Don’t like this casting
never seen kingsman 2 have you?
The guy that plays Joel in the video games isn’t southern
The guy that voiced Apu wasn’t Indian
You do realize actors are paid to do accents? Southern accents are about as easy as they come.
He doesn’t have that look though
He's 45, throw some makeup on him to make him younger. Give him a beard with grey in it to age him. Easy fix.
Maybe but I’m probably not going to watch the show anyway. Part 2 just destroyed all my excitement for this franchise
The guy grew up in Texas wtf are you on about lol
Maybe but still he doesn't have the Southern vibes a lot of others actors do.
I like him but I don’t see him as Joel
Can’t really see him as this rough Texas guy
I think you should watch [this movie](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSpw22HPdHU&ab_channel=ONEMedia) then. He literally plays a space cowboy.
I personally think he'll do a good job even though I have quite low expectations for the show as a whole.
I was gonna mention Prospect.
I really enjoyed that one.
Well, he was raised partially in San Antonio, TX so he’s probably familiar with the terrain and the kind of dude Joel is.
Yea but hes kind of a chump
San Antonio is more Texico? Like Tex-Mex then the rest of state. It’s also way different then Austin.
San Antonio is only an hour away from Austin. Laredo and El Paso are the "Tex Mex" cities. Also Austin is super liberal so you might be more yeehaw if you're from San Antonio lol.
Well he did already play a tough Texas guy in another show so I wouldn’t worry too much about it.
Could you imagine Troy Baker as a ‘tough Texan guy’ though? Because I couldn’t at first, but he more than nailed it. It’s a case of wait and see. I’m not interested in the show, but I like the cast.
But Troy is literally Texan lol
Check out the kingsman 2, he plays a rootin tootin cowboy with an electric lasso, who really hates drug users. Shit is fucking incredible.
I can see him to me
Pedro can’t even grow a proper beard
Exactly you’re the first person I saw saying this why aren’t more people talking about this a glue on beard is going to be awful as well Jackman was the way to go but I don’t think he does tv so oh well
I wholeheartedly admire Jackman but he already played Joel in Logan. I am glad they did not take the most obvious route and go with him. This is why casting directors exist, so that typecasting is less of a thing and for finding the perfect person to fill a role regardless of the looks, let alone the beard. Pedro would not even be on my top 10 people to play Joel yet I am positive he is going to kill it with his range.
I'm a Pedro Pascal fan, so I'm definitely looking forward to this. I do feel conflicted because I never want to support anything Neil Druckmann does again, but with Craig Mazin writing and Pedro as the lead, maybe there will be enough to distinguish from the horseshit that was TLOU2
S1 will probably be fine, unless they try to shoehorn in some of Abby's backstory.
Oh, they definitely will. Pedro Pascal is a great actor but I am not looking forward to him saying how Joel is a bad person.
I'm pretty sure that's what will happen. It wouldn't surprise me if the show ends up being 50% Joel/Ellie and 50% Jerry/Abby, just like Part II. I'm certain that Druckmanns desire to realign (i.e. blatantly retcon) the story of TLoU with Part II will override the entire project. He's the co-writer and showrunner along with Maizin, so I'm not exactly hopeful.
Part II almost spitefully tore down and killed off the original characters, while elevating the new characters of Abby and Lev. Part II was effectively a spring board for Abby, her origin story if you will, while Ellie and Joel were discarded. With that in mind, how likely is it that this show will spend any time besides the bare minimum with Joel and Ellie, when that's not even the intended "future" of the series from Druckmanns perspective. He may focus on Abby from the get go.
That's precisely what worries me the most, TV shows usually use multiple POVs, splitting it into two father-daughter arcs feels like such a perfect Druckmann thing to do.
There probably will be otherwise there’ll be creative disputes and Neil ends up leaving possibly taking the show with him (I’d rather have it be like bryke leaving Netflix but Netflix still has the rights to a live action show of avatar even though I probably won’t watch it anyways)
I’m gonna give this show and Avatar 3 episodes if they’re bad at first. If they aren’t good by the end of the first few episodes it’s not worth it. I did play through all of TLOU2 though, maybe I’ll stick around for no reason other than to suffer.
I assume Neil's plan is present Joel as more of a villain to feed his own fucked up ego.
I said in another post that the rock should be Abby, but now that it’s all game of thrones alums, it should definitely be the mountain. Can even have a parallel where Abby and the mountain make Joel and oberyn’s brains explode.
Let’s one up the chaos and have Abby, played by Ronda Rousey, Dwayne Johnson, Brock Lesnar or Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (take your pick) encounter Joel and Tess in the alleyway when they’re interrogating Robert. She hulk smashes their heads together to make way for The Abby Show.
I'm ok with it. I'd rather have Nikolaj, but this works too. Oh, Gina Corano was also fired.
Oh shit, a role where he's actually allowed to act!
I know he can act, which is why I was obviously referring to the mandalorian, buddy.
If the tv show can divert away from the disaster which was last of us 2. I'm all on board. But I have a feeling the opening shot will be Abby's face and the golf club scene.
The problem is Druckmann is one of the writers on this and he’s such an egotistical troll he’ll likely push for his stupid story. I fully expect Joel will be portrayed much more negatively to fit that “he was the villain all along!” shit
This is the fucking way. Pedro is gonna kill it as Joel.
Well it only makes sense, they need someone with experience acting a death by getting their head smashed to pieces.
I hope they cast Oscar Isaac as Bill.
Ah shit, here we go again. 😭
Can he please bring the mando helmet?
Meh. I was kinda hoping it'd be Andrew Lincoln or Hugh Jackman.
They're probably too white for HBO tho
Fucking sucks? Go watch the Walking Dead Season 7 episode 1 again. He’s the best actor on the show.
Well he *was*. His leaving is why the show is now being cancelled. Mercifully I might add. The rest of the cast (only 2 I think who started with the show originally) couldn't carry it. Of course, Angela Kangs reinterpretation of the show as "The Walking Woke" didn't help much either.
He really wasn’t. The show wasn’t cancelled, it’s ending. They’re moving on to the final arc of the comics so there is no point continuing after that. The shows clearly still going strong as it has high ratings and they’re making spin-offs.
Andrew Lincoln’s a great actor too.
>moving on to the final arc of the comics
They left the comic's storyline behind a long time ago. It's not going strong at all - they've lost 90% of their viewers (originally 17 million or so). They're not making spin offs because the show is great and has a huge following, they're doing it to squeeze what little revenue they still can of the franchise. It's essentially a zombie itself. Just watch - the production values of any spin off will be microscopic, b-movie grade, commensurate with the size of the audience it can still attract.
They didn’t leave behind the comic’s storyline lol. They still adapted the Whsiperers and whilst they did change some major things rough out the show it hasn’t left behind the storyline. Negan, the whisperers, the Governor. They’re ending because they’re adapting the commonwealth.
Lmao that’s some bullshit
dudes about to get his head smashed on hbo twice...
I can sorta see it. I wonder if Pascal will grow a beard or just have a fake beard for the time skip. Guess we'll see.
This one took me by surprise 😳 I really thought Nicholaj Coster Waldau was going to be the one.
The only complain I got is that Pedro doesn't seem to be blessed enough in the facial hair department to match Joel's epic beard, although that can be easily fixed with a prosthetic one.
Pedro maybe great but Niel is still behind this so I still don't have faith in the series 😒
I dunno, I was kinda hoping they’d get a guy who looks more like the last of us 1 Joel, I know I sound crazy since they’re the same person but there are some major differences between the two
Maybe I’m just picky but I’m not a big fan of that choice.
tell me this isnt for real. pedro pascal as joel? fuuuck no
Watch r/thelastofus and r/gamingcirclejerk pretend we don't like the casting because he isn't white. I'm sure its already been posted over there.
Kneel cuckmann at it again
Yeah, this is fine
yo thats awesome
HBO keeping it in house.
Pedro really be out here stealin all the rough daddy roles
Not watching it anyway, but love the actor.
He's used to babysitting duties anyway.
Damn it. This would be so good if Neil wasn’t still in charge of this thing.
Oh God no. He only got hired because he has experience getting his head crushed right? I dont wanna see his beautiful face getting damaged again. I honestly hope this show flops fast.
I think pedro pascal will definitely nail this role
I so loved him in wonder woman because he is fun to watch and has incredible sense of charm when you watch mandolorian even tho you never see his face, its just body language and voice range that really sell a fun adventure guy
I dont have any comment bella because i never heard of her but finger crossed she can give ellie great treatment
Make sure to wear his Mandalorian helmet to protect the head.
I like pascal he is a great actor but I would prefer the Jamie actor. But ok. I don’t see much future either because Neil Druckman is going to put his hands on it.
Oh well, Druckmann is involved so Im staying the f away. Part2 was enough for me.
Don't get too attached to him if there happens to be a sequel which is about the second game. 🏌️♀️
*Pedro Pacal will portray Joel*
*Neil Druckmann will be the director*
Yeah, he looks like a good guy to play golf with.
I'm gonna be honest. I would have liked Hugh Jackmann
He is a good actor. It's a shame he gets to get dirty in fraudmann's shitshow. Well, I wasn't gonna watch it anyway. I'd better replay the original masterpiece.
Y’all really gonna watch this trash ? You know where it’s going
using sjw logic: this is racist. Joel is a white man, purely caucasian and from Texas. This is not accurate. reeeeeeeEEEEEE
Threre were so many better options.
Tbh, I felt Hugh Jackman would give a great performance and also looks like Joel, more so than Pedro Pascal or Josh Brolin. Felt he was the best pick especially after watching him in Logan. Haven't seen anyone bring his name up. What do you y'all think? Not like it matters...
I'm not watching this at all
Is this a joke? Didn’t Pedro play that guy that got his head crushed in GOT?
Pedro should be an excellent choice for Joel - he got the looks, physique and the perfect voice. 🙋🏻♀️
This is the fucking way indeed. Oberyn in GOT was my favourite performance by any actor in the series, except maybe Dinglake as Tyrion. He was great in Narcos as well, and him as Joel should be great.
joel is closer to the mountain than the viper
joel had his head busted open didnt he
seems like the viper
This casting makes me want to get excited but I’m still worried Drunkmann is gonna ruin this show one way or another
he did by hiring pedro
At least he has experience with getting his head crushed.
Otherwise? Overrated and woke. Exactly what Cuckmann is looking for.
Nooooooooo! Joel wasn't a Latino in the game. Why do they need to change the characters! This isn't right!!!!!!!!
Oh mate, this isn't the only thing they'll change, be sure of that. Druckmann has already announced that there will be some "jaw dropping" changes to the story as well. He'll make sure to wreck everything about the first game too, probably get a bit of Abbey in there, and some golf clubbin'
That makes sense. Latins in cinematographic works are just there to die for nothing. 🤡
And suck it, Soy Baker
Great actor and will look the part with more of a beard.
Very pleased with this casting.
He can’t grow one though.
Can't wait to see his head being crushed by abbyomination
We can't have straight white male leads anymore guys, it wouldn't be progressive.
It should have been Danny Devito
Pedro is like the hottest television actor going right now.
Have no doubt he will kill this role. Should be great stuff. I know I'll be watching
Okay, apparently I have esp🤣🥴
I like him for Joel.
I have no interest in watching when you know what will happen
Another source --> [Hollywoodreporter](https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/last-of-us-game-of-thrones-breakout-bella-ramsey-to-star-as-ellie), [Variety](https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/the-last-of-us-hbo-series-cast-bella-ramsey-ellie-1234905508/)
He’s gonna rock this. He’s definitely not who I was imagining but I think he’s a great choice. No, he doesn’t look exactly like Joel, but I’m far more invested in whether the actor (whoever it was) would be able to nail the personality of the emotionally broken survivor and Pedro *absolutely* can do that, no question.
The Mountain be like, "Bruh. You're not even trying, are you?"
Good troy baker doesnt deserve it
This reminds me of the fantastic 4 cast. Michael B. Jordan (black guy) cast as Johnny Storm made people lose their minds, but Jessica Alba (woman of Mexican descent) with a wig and contacts as sue Storm was fine. The rumor of Mahershala Ali (black guy) made people foam at the mouth with hate, But Pedro Pascal (Chilean) is fine.
A very surprising choice imo, I like the guy and he's certainly a great actor but I just can't see him as Joel at all.
I like Pedro Pascal but this casting is shit. Dude looks nothing at all like Joel and I struggle to see him doing an even remotely good job of sounding and acting like him too.
He’s got the look. Mandalorian shows he can rock playing a stoic grizzled badass. Voice might be just a touch higher than Troy Baker’s but he probably has the chops to lower it a little bit.
I can’t think of anyone better for the role.
Watch more movies and shows, then. Preferably not mainstream.
Who did you have in mind, then?