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Viking Epic ‘The Northman’ is Coming! Here’s Everything You Should Know

This is one revenge story you just can’t miss!

The highly anticipated movie inspired by a Norse legend is coming to the theatres this month. ‘The Northman’ is not only being anticipated just because of its plot but also because of the star-studded cast whose chemistry will be worth every penny spent on the tickets for the movie.

The news that the movie was under production was leaked back in 2019 and since then, various rumors and leaks about ‘The Northman’ have surfaced on the internet. Now that the release date is nearing, we finally have some concrete information in our hands.

Here is everything we know about ‘The Northman’ so far:

What is ‘The Northman’ About?

The story of the movie is written in an interesting but unlikely combination between Robert Eggers, the director of “The Witch” and “The Lighthouse” and Sjón, an Icelandic writer.

The story of the movie according to IMBD features an action-filled epic that follows the tale of a young Viking prince. Prince Amleth witnessed the murder of his father by his uncle just when he is on the verge of reaching adulthood. Amleth’s mother is also kidnapped by his uncle and as time passes, Amleth becomes a full-fledged Viking going or raids and pillaging Slavic villages.

During his raids, Amleth comes across a seeress which ends up reminding him of his vow for revenge that involves saving his mother and avenging his father by killing his uncle.

When asked about the plot, Eggers told EW: “It’s basically the story of Hamlet or The Lion King, which was originally an old Norse story where the Hamlet character was called Amleth.”

Cast

The cast of the movie appears like they have taken in actual Vikings as the actors in the movie. Alexander Skarsgård will be portraying the buffed prince Amleth in the movie. Nicole Kidman will play the role of Amleth’s mother and Anya Taylor-Joy will be playing the role of Olga who will remind prince Amleth of his revenge vow.

Ethan Hawk will be King Horwendil, William Dafoe as Heimir the Fool, and Claes Bang will portray Fjölnir. Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Björk, and Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson will be playing unknown roles in the movie.

The Northman Release Date and Expectations

The screening of the movie has already happened and the movie will hit the theatres exclusively on 22 April 2022. The movie was previously scheduled to release on 8 April but some setbacks caused the delay.

Eggers talked about filming the movie where he said: “There are many locations in the film, so we were constantly going on scouts to find places or reassess places that we have found, and we’re building sets there. We’re designing all these worlds, building these villages. We’re making thousands of costumes and props, training the horses the things they’ll need to do, designing the shots…there’s a lot more storyboarding.”

Are you excited about the movie? Let us know in the comments.

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