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Vikings' Katheryn Winnick joins THE DARK TOWER and Quint thinks he knows who she's playing!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Variety is reporting that Vikings star Katheryn Winnick has joined the currently filming Dark Tower adaptation in an “unknown role.”

First, I have no opinion on Winnick as an actor. I hear Vikings is great and will surely visit it soon, but I haven't yet so I can't get excited about her in the movie just yet.



Second, just who the hell is she playing? The original Variety story doesn't know and while I don't have a confirmation on it, I do have a guess.

Don't worry yourselves, Dark Tower fans. They're not whitewashing Susannah. She won't be introduced until the next movie (along with Eddie Dean and Oy, the remaining members of Roland's ka-tet).

So, who is she? If I were a betting man, I'd guess she'll be playing a new character my sources say is named Jill. I haven't been able to get a clear bead on who this character is, but I know she is non-human and is someone who tries to abduct Jake in New York. She's one of The Man In Black's henchpeople and plays a significant role in the story, but beyond that I don't know too much.

That's my guess to this casting as this is the closest we get to a bigger female role (that's not the Manni village elder) in this particular movie. The focus on this one is definitely the Jake/Roland relationship.

So, there you go. I'm so incredibly curious about how this one turns out. I really have no idea if it's going to be awesome or awful at this point, which, when you think about it, is just about the perfect place for a Dark Tower adaptation to be.

-Eric Vespe
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