While the image of Pascal doesn’t show his entire face, people are still very excited about his upcoming performance as Joel, as well as how similar he looks to the character — aside from one obscured feature. “He looks a lot like Joel here, but it sorta looks like he doesn’t have a beard,” tweeted one fan.
It is hard to tell if Pascal has a beard in the image. However, it’s worth noting that Joel’s beard was a bit more trim in the first game. Considering the number of photos that are being shared of the set, it’s only a matter of time before fans get a good look at Pascal’s face in the role.
Others have praised the set design for being an accurate rendition of the video games, including one Twitter user who commented, “If I didn’t know better, I’d have thought these were screenshots from the game itself. The set designers have done an AMAZING job, BRAVO!!”
While the reactions to the set and Pascal’s costuming were largely positive, people still have some concerns about the show. A few Redditors have noted some skepticism regarding Bella Ramsey’s casting as Ellie, who did not appear in any of the photos taken. However, it looks like the show is aiming to look as close to the show as possible.
The premiere of “The Last of Us” HBO show is still a bit far off, so there will be plenty of time for more set photos and trailers showing off the characters.