Witcher Netflix: Henry Cavill (Superman) To Star As Geralt Of Rivia

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The man of steel to play White Wolf

What is The Witcher?

The famed series “The Witcher” written by Andrzej Sapkowski, makes a live adaptation onto the screens of Netflix.

The White wolf, Geralt of Rivia, is a Witcher. In fact in his world he is renowned as the best Witcher, a legend.

He has a job with one sole purpose in mind, completing contracts for a price.

Geralt of Rivia is a monster hunter who completes contracts by dispelling curses, being a hired sword, all the way to fighting werewolves. Witcher’s are commendable warriors who have extensive knowledge of alchemy, magic, and sword skills. Making them the most dangerous enemy for monsters like werewolves, wraiths, and cannibals alike.

Every man's greatest fear, just happens to be Geralt's monday. 

How are fans responding to Cavill’s Casting?

Geralt of Rivia is set to be portrayed by the actor most notable for being the “Man of Steel”, Henry Cavill.

For loyal members of the Witcher series, there are rifts about the choice for Cavill’s casting. On the Witcher Reddit thread, many believe Cavill is simply too “attractive” to pull off the look of a hardened warrior. From a commenter on the Witcher reddit thread, he stated, “Cavill is young and pretty, those two things Geralt is not.”

Meanwhile another commenter on the thread stated, ”It would make more sense to have a handsome man be the White Wolf womanizer for people who have no clue about the lore.”

For the loyal fanbase on the novels and the video games, each side is half and half on the decisions.

Many fans were up in arms when the Netflix screen test had shown a beardless Cavill. This was however, a new trademark The White Wolf had gotten recognized for in the Witcher 3 video game. Fans debate and say having a beard would make Cavill more gruff looking, and less attractive, while another side favors the clean shaven Witcher that stays true to the books.

However despite both sides, Cavill had made it known that he has actually been a long time reader on The Witcher saga. There are currently thirteen novels in the series. Fans of the series praised and appreciated that Cavill was already well versed in The Witcher series.

Where is The Witcher being filmed?

Eamon Farren, the actor playing Cahir in the series, is the co-star of Cavill. He leaked that Netflix would be shooting the live adaptation in Hungary, Budapest. For receiving critical remarks about dragging their shows out too long, Netflix gave The Witcher series eight episodes. After Netflix had received criticism that the story of many of their shows  were prolonged after 13 episodes, Netflix gave The Witcher 8 episodes for one season.

Who is the director of the show?

The many time veteran show writer, Hissrich. 

Lauren Hissrich, the showrunner of The Witcher adaptation, is a veteran in the television writing world. She has written scripts for television series “West Wing” and “Justice” However her most notable work would be working as a showrunner for Marvel’s critically acclaimed show, “Daredevil.” She would later return as a showrunner for another marvel show, “The Defenders.”

Will the Netflix show include CD Projekt?

The author of the The Witcher Series, Andrzej Sapkowski, made comments about Netflix being in partnership with him. He said,"I'm thrilled that Netflix will be doing an adaptation of my stories, staying true to the source material and themes that I have spent over 30 years writing. I'm excited about our efforts together as well as the team assembled to shepherd these characters to life."

Sapkowski has spoke out against CD Projekt for the way they interpreted Geralt’s story. While there were some similarities, Sapkowski is pleased with Netflix taking up a more true version of his characters. That means viewers can assume that the Geralt of Rivia in the video games will be similar, but ultimately different than the one on the T.V show. Much like a clean shaven Geralt more true to the books as opposed to a bearded one as shown in the games.

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