The Witcher: Henry Cavill to Star as Geralt in Netflix Series

Henry Cavill (Justice League) has been tapped to star as Geralt of Rivia in Netflix’s upcoming The Witcher collection. Cavill, in fact, is finest identified for his flip as Superman in three DC films. The actor additionally occurs to be an enormous fan of The Witcher video games from developer CD Projekt Red and the books by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski.

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“Absolutely. Yeah, that may be a tremendous position,” mentioned Cavill in an interview with IGN relating to his curiosity in enjoying the protagonist of The Witcher collection. “The Witcher 3. I simply replayed all over. Love that sport. Really good sport.”

If the considered the Man of Steel himself sitting right down to get pleasure from a marathon Witcher 3 session throws you off a bit, that is solely as a result of you have not heard a few of the different interviews through which Cavill has professed his love for video video games (notably fantasy video games). Along with The Witcher 3, Cavill has performed fairly a little bit of Skyrim and World of Warcraft previously. Actually, his love for WoW supposedly virtually value him the chance to play Superman. 

Cavill additionally informed IGN that he has learn The Witcher books and believes that they’re “superb” and “effectively value a learn.” 

Cavill’s casting lends some actual star energy to the collection, and he has the sort of on-screen presence that an actor can by no means actually “study.” His presence in Mission Impossible: Fallout actually satisfied us that he could make a larger-than-life character like Geralt come to life. 

The Witcher might hit the streaming service as early as 2020, in response to showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich. Not a lot else in regards to the collection is about in stone as of but. We do know that the primary season will encompass eight episode and can every be about an hour lengthy – although Hissrich claims there could be a bit variation in every episode’s runtime. The present is being filmed in Eastern Europe. Read extra in regards to the present right here.

Matthew Byrd is a workers author for Den of Geek. He spends most of his days attempting to pitch deep-dive analytical items about Killer Klowns From Outer Space to an more and more perturbed collection of editors. You can learn extra of his work right here or discover him on Twitter at @SilverTuna014.

John Saavedra is Games Editor at Den of Geek. Read extra of his work right here. Follow him on Twitter @johnsjr9

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