When Michael Pitt appears on NBC’s Hannibal this Friday, get ready to meet one of the most despicable characters ever conceived on page or screen. Sure, Hannibal’s Mason Verger …
I can’t comment on how I would percieve mason this season if I didn’t know it was a different actor, but I did know, and for me its a noticeable difference that does kind of detract from the character for me.
The character of Mason Verger — a pivotal figure in Thomas Harris’ 1999 novel, “Hannibal,” and the movie adaptation of the same name — was played by Michael Pitt in season two of the NBC
Hannibal showrunner Bryan Fuller has compared Michael Pitt’s Mason Verger to Batman villain the Joker. Fuller told SciFiNow that Verger is «the Joker to Hannibal’s Batman» on NBC’s dark thriller
Dec 22, 2014 · In one of the final episodes of this past season, Pitt’s character was forced to inhale several hallucinogenic drugs, and Hannibal Lecter manipulates Verger to carve off parts of his own face.
May 02, 2014 · «Hannibal» is digging deeper into its mythology this week with the introduction of Mason Verger, who’ll be played by «Boardwalk Empire» alum Michael Pitt.
Pitt, best known for his work as Jimmy Darmody on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, will play Mason Verger, «an unstable wealthy patient of Dr. Hannibal Lecter who begins a dangerous cat-and-mouse game with the deadly serial killer.»
Mason Verger is a fictional character and a primary antagonist of Thomas Harris’ 1999 novel Hannibal, as well as its 2001 film adaptation and the second and third season of the TV series Hannibal. In the film, he is portrayed by Gary Oldman , while in the TV series he is portrayed by Michael Pitt and Joe Anderson .
Joe Anderson (Across the Universe) is replacing Michael Pitt as the sadistic Mason Verger on the upcoming third season for ‘Hannibal’.
Michael Pitt will no longer be hearing the screaming squealing of the lambs pigs when Hannibal returns for Season 3. The actor, who played sociopathic meat-packing magnate Mason Verger in Season 2
You guys, I have a confession to make: I absolutely have the hots for Mason Verger. No, no, no, not the Gary Oldman iteration from Silence of the Lambs — the far more unsettling Michael Pitt/NBC