Due to Game of Thrones’s massive success, HBO has been putting a lot of effort into what will hopefully be their next big hit. While Game of Thrones doesn’t return until 2017, Westworld, based on Michael Crichton’s novel, will be hitting US screens in October. The series focuses on a theme park full of “hosts,” robots built to entertain the humans who visit.
The creators of the show are finding every opportunity to gain popularity and the latest piece of news is that four new exciting images have been released from the set. Over on EW, the images give us better glimpses of stars Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood and James Marsden.
First of all, we have a glorious picture of Anthony Hopkins. The actor has been in some huge films, from Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs to Odin in the Thor movies. We’ll be seeing Hopkins play another schemer as he takes on the role of the theme park’s creator, Dr. Robert Ford. It looks as though Hopkins could be playing a villain. However, it’s uncertain as to whether Hopkins’ character will actually have malicious intent.
As EW points out, it seems HBO can’t leave walls with faces alone. Reminiscent of Game of Thrones, Hopkins’ Dr. Robert Ford in Westworld can be seen with a wall of busts behind him as he leans back, deep in thought.
Furthermore, EW offers a little insight into Dr. Ford’s role:
“Hopkins says producers initially described his role as cross between Walt Disney and Dr. Frankenstein. ‘He wants to create a pure dystopia or utopia, but he begins to realize that he’s lost track of it,’ Hopkins says.
And we also have an image of Dolores, played by Evan Rachel Wood. Dolores is one of the park’s “hosts” who begins to realise not everything is as it seems.
In addition to the first Dolores image, we also have another. It seems that at some point during the series, Dolores encounters the Man in Black, played by Ed Harris. The Man in Black is a mysterious human who visits the park regularly. According to EW, he “comes across as a sadist who’s on a mysterious quest.”
Westworld premieres on HBO in the US on October 2nd.
Images: John P. Johnson/HBO via EW