We swapped out the infected for these nocturnal creatures.
Today it can be said quite clearly that the casting of HBO Max’s The Last of Us has been excellent at least in its two protagonists, since Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey as Joel and Ellie respectively have managed to capture the essence of the characters, something that many fans of the video game are highly praising. Ultimately, we are before one of the most beloved video games of all time.
However, despite the fact that Pedro Pascal, who has already spoken about the start of filming for the second season, is being known in his latest works for being the adoptive father of Ellie and Grogu, it seems that there was a possibility that he was only of little Baby Yoda, since, to the surprise of many, there was another actor who it was almost Joel Miller in the series. In fact, he is a double Marvel actor.
Mahershala Ali, the next Blade actor, could have been Joel in The Last of Us series
Recently, the actor Jeffrey Pierce, who played Tommy in the video game and Perry in The Last of Us television series, was interviewed on The Direct, taking advantage of this opportunity to talk about the reasons why did not play Joel’s brotheras well as the actor who could have been the protagonist of the series, since, to the surprises of many, Mahershala Ali, who we will see soon in the Blade movie playing the Marvel vampire hunter and who already had a role in the Luke series Cage, had run for the actor who could have played Joel in the series.
In this context, he explained that it would not have made sense to interpret Tommy as Joel’s brother, since Ali and Pierce are of different races, although that does not mean that he could have indicated that one of the gods was an adoptive brother. In any case, when it was confirmed that Pedro Pascal would be Joel, the same thing applied, since, after all, Pierce is older than Pascal, so it would not make sense that he was the younger brother of this one. Of course, end by mentioning that he was not very excited either.
The actors of the video game are having roles in the television series
Be that as it may, we are left wanting to know what Mahershala Ali’s role as Joel would have been like, since, despite the fact that many are dazzled by the work of Pedro Pascal, we cannot ignore the fact that Ali is an actor with great world renown even at the Oscarsso we have no doubt that he would have played an excellent role in this adaptation of The Last of Us from HBO Max.
For the rest, it must be said that The cast of The Last of Us is giving a lot to talk about Not so much because of the actors who are getting more screen time, but more because of those who have made the leap from video game to TV series. To give examples beyond Jeffrey Pierce, Troy Baker (Joel in the video game) will play a member of David’s tribe, while Ashley Johnson (Ellie) will be the mother of the protagonist. Likewise, the case of Merle Dandridge is quite curious, since she plays Marlene both in series and in a video game.
For the rest, next Monday the Chapter 8 of The Last of Us on HBO Max and at the end of March The Last of Us Part 1 on PC. That said, remember that the creator of The Last of Us hints that we could have seen Dina in the series during chapter 6.