“it feels good, because God has power… And If One Does, what God, does enough times…. One will Become as God is…..”
The first two seasons of NBC’s critically acclaimed series Hannibal were bitter sweet; almost completely original in regards to its storyline and character portrayals when measured against its source material. As a fan of the Thomas Harris novel “Red Dragon” I have waited impatiently for the new season ever since learning from showrunner Bryan Fuller months ago that the stories told in the novels will not begin to be developed into the series until the beginning of Season 3 and hopefully following through his conceived seven season arc.
Now comes the most exciting #news yet. Francis Dolarhyde aka “THE DRAGON” the main antagonist of the source material novel “Red Dragon” has officially been cast, to be played by Richard Armitage, who most recently starred as Thorin in latest Lord of the Rings trilogy of films. As a major geek fan of the character and his torrid upbringing and later mentally divergent life, leading him to murder entire families, I have never truly felt the character has yet been correctly portrayed onscreen. Just to recap:
There was an unsettling soft spoken portrayal by Tom Noonan in the 1980s noir cult classic “Manhunter”
The #film which basically typecast William Petersen for the rest of his career
And then the slightly more dramatic portrayal by Ralph Fiennes in the 2002 remake Red Dragon.