Not too long ago it was revealed that not only would Netflix be creating a series based on the popular Witcher series of books, but Henry Cavill would be be playing the role of Geralt, the protagonist.
Over the years, people have come to love the Witcher franchise, with it being adapted into a film, various video games and graphic novels, and the casting of Superman seemed like the perfect addition.
With that in mind, Netflix released the first look of Cavill as Geralt – the monster hunter – and I think it’s fair to say that it was quite contentious among the fans…
God he’s so damn handsome. How is that fair?
Even if you’re not familiar with the Witcher series, it’s sort of easy to see why some people were a bit disappointed from the get-go.
For a start, he’s arguably too pretty, and it doesn’t seem at all like Netflix even made an effort to make his hair not look like a wig.
Cavill will be playing a younger Geralt, pre-beard and gratuitous scarring, but even so, he looks like Legolas there.
But since then, Netflix have released another little peak at Cavill’s Geralt and yeah, he looks a little bit better now.
Along with him, we also saw Yennefer, played by Anya Cholatra and Ciri, portrayed by Freya Allan.
Things are definitely looking better.
Thus far a release date for The Witcher is not known, but Netflix did reveal to investors that it would be available in Q4 this year. Very exciting.
In an Instagram post, Henry Cavill previously revealed that filming had finished for the Netflix show, saying:
“Season 1 of The Witcher has finally come to an end. And although I’m pulling a face here it has been an incredible journey! The cast and crew worked tirelessly throughout, everyone pitched in and brought their A game to set and I couldn’t be more proud of you all.
Speaking of my immediate team. Jacqui, Ailbhe and Leah are consummate professionals who worked extraordinary hours to bring the Witcher to life, they were non stop improving adjusting and evolving Geralt throughout. Thank you ladies for making this journey a good one. All of those 3 am wake ups were worth it!“
We’ll keep you updated…
Images via Netflix