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This is the way.

This is the way.

Elbwiese

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/)


GodIsMurdoc

Please get The Mountain as Abby.


lactoseAARON

He’s gonna get his head crushed in again and in another HBO show lol!


garry-sidhu

He is safe as long as he has beskar helmet.


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ProductEducational22

But hes not wrong


teddyburges

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.


queequegss

He wasn't wearing a helmet the first time, but this time he is ready


NoSeaworthiness4369

Haa haa awesome point!!!


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Lmfao holy fuck


SirGrandInquisitor

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.


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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.


BigHatLuke

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!"


DodoFiasco

I love pedro and Bella but na fam this ain't it for me.


Owninglegend

Last of us 2 completely destroyed any excitement for me towards this franchise. I’m not going to watch this


show_me_vagene

Same, I feel so deflated


BigHatLuke

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.


GullyxFoyle

Same


BigHatLuke

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.


Alejandro12880

Same here, very disappointed


guitarplayerltb

I'm watching up until after Joel kills Bruce. Shit I mean Jerry


kylat930326

Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson as Abby


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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.


Scorkami

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


loslobow

this is the funniest thing i’ve read all week. this genuinely made me laugh out loud😂😂😂😂😂


Scorkami

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...


Eternio

It's like a fucking blizzard in most of the gaming subs lately ....fucking snowflakes everywhere


Xenoslayer2137

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


MammothCamel

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


Tehutroph

I wish they would pick an unknown for every game hero adapted into film instead of seeing the same assholes all the time.


nickywan123

What do you mean bad track ?


Rebel_Porcupine

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.


Snemei

If he grows the hair out he'd be close. And maybe bulk up a bit


Theons_sausage

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


Snemei

I think acting wise he'll nail it but he is too skinny


Theons_sausage

100% 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.


Snemei

A few prosthetic bits could do wonders, that said Pedro Pascal can be very intimidating with his body language especially as the mando


Theons_sausage

That’s true. And Oberyn was a bad ass too.


Jonny_Guistark

> 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.


TheDirtyDorito

It would be impossible for him to get that hench post-apocalypse.....


smellycretin

If this is centered around the first game he has short hair though


bigmoneynuts

he literally doesn't need to look like joel from the game lol


Porcorosso14

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


bigmoneynuts

regardless of anything else, i anticipate the sets and overall production values to look great. it is HBO.


Porcorosso14

Definently, if anyone can pull it off its going to be HBO


TextSeveral

Like they pulled off the wokemen, or season 8 of GoT


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TextSeveral

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.


1984become2020

of course he does


bigmoneynuts

prove it


1984become2020

dont need to. looking like your character speaks for itself


bigmoneynuts

Lol so wrong you don't understand art


1984become2020

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.


bigmoneynuts

If you think casting an actor that looks like a video game model is necessary for visual storytelling you are lost.


1984become2020

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?


bigmoneynuts

I'll believe Pedro Pascal can survive in this world. He's grizzled. Stern. Triple Frontier. Narcos. Game of Thrones. He will do fine.


Owninglegend

Should have been a southern actor like Matthew Mcconaughey. Don’t like this casting


ringdinger

never seen kingsman 2 have you?


DenverDiscountAuto

The guy that plays Joel in the video games isn’t southern


Owninglegend

The guy that voiced Apu wasn’t Indian


DenverDiscountAuto

Eggsactlee


lockecole777

You do realize actors are paid to do accents? Southern accents are about as easy as they come.


Owninglegend

He doesn’t have that look though


lockecole777

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.


Owninglegend

Maybe but I’m probably not going to watch the show anyway. Part 2 just destroyed all my excitement for this franchise


Chalky97

The guy grew up in Texas wtf are you on about lol


Dcowboys09

Maybe but still he doesn't have the Southern vibes a lot of others actors do.


Robsonmonkey

I like him but I don’t see him as Joel Can’t really see him as this rough Texas guy


MidwayMonster2223

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.


NoBedroom265

I was gonna mention Prospect.


Dish_dick

I really enjoyed that one.


jayrobande

Well, he was raised partially in San Antonio, TX so he’s probably familiar with the terrain and the kind of dude Joel is.


1984become2020

Yea but hes kind of a chump


Intern11

San Antonio is more Texico? Like Tex-Mex then the rest of state. It’s also way different then Austin.


Paclac

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.


johnstark2

Well he did already play a tough Texas guy in another show so I wouldn’t worry too much about it.


uselessmemories

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.


daredevil2812

But Troy is literally Texan lol


Mikester245

Check out the kingsman 2, he plays a rootin tootin cowboy with an electric lasso, who really hates drug users. Shit is fucking incredible.


DetecJack

I can see him to me


jamieoliverrobinson

Pedro can’t even grow a proper beard


Craig-Marduk

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


izgin

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.


tahrue

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


whitesink20

S1 will probably be fine, unless they try to shoehorn in some of Abby's backstory.


MileenaisShit

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.


Elbwiese

>Abby's backstory 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.


whitesink20

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.


Dont3n

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)


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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.


MetalMorbo89

I assume Neil's plan is present Joel as more of a villain to feed his own fucked up ego.


rmunoz1994

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.


QuicktimeSam

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.


Thatguy101355

I'm ok with it. I'd rather have Nikolaj, but this works too. Oh, Gina Corano was also fired.


TerminalThiccness

Oh shit, a role where he's actually allowed to act!


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TerminalThiccness

I know he can act, which is why I was obviously referring to the mandalorian, buddy.


Apeinator

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.


kodipaws

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


B____U_______

This is the fucking way. Pedro is gonna kill it as Joel.


elmeropelion

Well it only makes sense, they need someone with experience acting a death by getting their head smashed to pieces.


queequegss

I hope they cast Oscar Isaac as Bill.


AeroAviation

Ah shit, here we go again. 😭 Can he please bring the mando helmet?


TextSeveral

Meh. I was kinda hoping it'd be Andrew Lincoln or Hugh Jackman. They're probably too white for HBO tho


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53134

Fucking sucks? Go watch the Walking Dead Season 7 episode 1 again. He’s the best actor on the show.


TextSeveral

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.


53134

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.


TextSeveral

>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.


53134

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.


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53134

Lmao that’s some bullshit


ringdinger

dudes about to get his head smashed on hbo twice...


MileenaisShit

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.


shutterbug77017

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 😒


smellycretin

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


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Maybe I’m just picky but I’m not a big fan of that choice.


1984become2020

tell me this isnt for real. pedro pascal as joel? fuuuck no


Genkotsu422

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.


Persepolissss

Kneel cuckmann at it again


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Teacko

Yeah, this is fine


_lord_ruin

yo thats awesome


LazyLamont92

HBO keeping it in house.


queequegss

Pedro really be out here stealin all the rough daddy roles


whos-on-ninth

YESSSSSSSS!


nathansanes

Not watching it anyway, but love the actor.


Rik78

He's used to babysitting duties anyway.


Big-Teb-Guy

Damn it. This would be so good if Neil wasn’t still in charge of this thing.


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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.


DetecJack

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


kimisawa1

Make sure to wear his Mandalorian helmet to protect the head.


Rockandrollinad

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.


EzioMorte82

Oh well, Druckmann is involved so Im staying the f away. Part2 was enough for me.


MatthewofHouseGray

Don't get too attached to him if there happens to be a sequel which is about the second game. 🏌️‍♀️


DonMurray1

*Pedro Pacal will portray Joel* Me: :D *Neil Druckmann will be the director* Me: D:


Snowy-Ashter

Yeah, he looks like a good guy to play golf with.


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I'm gonna be honest. I would have liked Hugh Jackmann


Max_TeamJoelandEllie

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.


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Y’all really gonna watch this trash ? You know where it’s going


[deleted]

Ehh..... 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.


mune98

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...


Cheerwine-and-Heels

I'm not watching this at all


nokota84

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. 🙋🏻‍♀️


ThatSlothCalledSid

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.


1984become2020

joel is closer to the mountain than the viper


ThatSlothCalledSid

joel had his head busted open didnt he seems like the viper


iAmScripted

This casting makes me want to get excited but I’m still worried Drunkmann is gonna ruin this show one way or another


1984become2020

he did by hiring pedro


SerAl187

At least he has experience with getting his head crushed. Otherwise? Overrated and woke. Exactly what Cuckmann is looking for.


axel_wahlberg

Nooooooooo! Joel wasn't a Latino in the game. Why do they need to change the characters! This isn't right!!!!!!!!


totaljunkrat

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'


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UnchartedLand

That makes sense. Latins in cinematographic works are just there to die for nothing. 🤡 And suck it, Soy Baker


QuicktimeSam

Great actor and will look the part with more of a beard. Very pleased with this casting.


Dish_dick

He can’t grow one though.


seyit91

Can't wait to see his head being crushed by abbyomination


Darkmaster85845

We can't have straight white male leads anymore guys, it wouldn't be progressive.


blacksun9

It should have been Danny Devito


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LouVee616

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


Rowanjupiter

Okay, apparently I have esp🤣🥴


harley4funn

I like him for Joel.


Luffydude

I have no interest in watching when you know what will happen


Elbwiese

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/)


cryisfree2077

Great choice.


tempest-in-a-jar

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.


Vainslayer13

The Mountain be like, "Bruh. You're not even trying, are you?"


ITZNOTKYLE

Good troy baker doesnt deserve it


nievesdelimon

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.


Elbwiese

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.


Accend0

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.


Fitzftw7

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.


Tehutroph

Watch more movies and shows, then. Preferably not mainstream.


Fitzftw7

Who did you have in mind, then?


dirtydog413

Josh Brolin.