Ed Harris‘ Man in Black on HBO’s Westworld has been presented to us as an updated take on Yul Brynner’s android Gunslinger from the original feature film that inspired the series. One of the recent trailers even allowed Harris’ character to go full Terminator on the theme park’s human and androids. But it looks like we’ve been swerved, as new details have emerged which suggest that the Man in Black isn’t quite who we thought he was.
There are some pretty big spoilers ahead for Westworld. Proceed with caution!
Our natural assumption that Harris’ character was a vengeful android has turned out to be wrong. According to a new report in Entertainment Weekly, the Man in Black is not only a human, he’s also a “frequent visitor to the park.” However, his murderous agenda is far from clear. “He’s got a much more specific intention than just having a good time,” said Harris. And as you can see in one of the newly revealed photos, his character appears to be familiar with Evan Rachel Wood‘s Dolores.
EW also released three other images from the series, including a very intriguing shot of Anthony Hopkins‘ Dr. Robert Ford, the man who runs Westworld as its creative director. Apparently he’s got his own wall of faces behind his desk, which totally isn’t creepy at all.
You can find the rest of the new exclusive photos over at this link. HBO will premiere Westworld on Sunday, October 2.
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