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Netflix shows off Henry Cavill as Geralt, internet isn't convinced

By midian182 · 11 replies
Nov 1, 2018
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  1. First of all, there’s been a lot said about that awful wig, which is more ‘cheap Halloween prop’ than part of a multimillion-dollar production. And as many have pointed out, Cavill looks somewhere between Christopher Lambert’s Raiden and Legolas, but he certainly drinks that potion with some aplomb.

    When it was announced he’d gotten the part, some people, myself included, questioned whether he was a bit too young for the role. He does resemble a youthful, very clean-cut Geralt here, lacking the familiar scar over his eye and stubble/beard that’s usually associated with the character. But the Netflix series is closer to the books than the games, so maybe a less grizzly, more smoldering Geralt is what they’re going for.

    It’s important to remember that this is only a screen test. Cavill will probably look different in the final version of the show, especially if Netflix pays attention to the internet’s reaction. But the clip has certainly spawned plenty of funny tweets and memes.

    Other actors from The Witcher series, which is set to arrive next year, include Freya Allan, who takes on the role of Ciri, and Anya Chalotra as Yennefer.

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  2. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing - click on the rock below.. Posts: 3,933   +1,163

    For a guy who has been up against monsters for almost a century, he looks 'boyish'.... or is this the great-nephew?

    Edit: The eyes do not 'have it'.
     
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  3. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,845   +1,352

    Maybe a little beard would help. He looks like Geralt when he was a baby, not too bad tho.
     
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  4. Eldritch

    Eldritch TS Addict Posts: 116   +108

    Geralt : Battle hardened warrior who has gone through extreme training from childhood and who has been through a hell lot of wars, assassination plots and not to mention for whom killing monsters is like brushing teeth.

    On the other hand, the guy in photo looks so innocent... Maybe lots of scars will fix it.
    Hey Netflix, try beating him with a throny bush.
     
  5. Junglist724

    Junglist724 TS Rookie

    The series is based on books that took place decades before the games.
     
  6. fps4ever

    fps4ever TS Guru Posts: 286   +268

    Needs the face scar and to look more scruffy. Do that and he should look fine for the part.
     
  7. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing - click on the rock below.. Posts: 3,933   +1,163

    But will he sound right? I would expect 100 yr old warrior to be a bit on the gruff side - especially after all those cocktails.
     
  8. dirtyferret

    dirtyferret TS Evangelist Posts: 495   +519

    It's test footage, same as the old Nic Cage as superman shots. Lets not go crazy.
     
  9. Potato Judge

    Potato Judge TS Booster Posts: 161   +73

    My thoughts exactly, he could really use some contacts.

    Not too concerned about the scars though as long as he earns one or two as the series progresses.
     
  10. TrexAverell

    TrexAverell TS Booster Posts: 53   +39

    I see I'm not the only one who thought of Lucius Malfoy :D
     
  11. meric

    meric TS Addict Posts: 191   +111

    Nope sorry Cavill but you are not the type. Needs some "snake eyes" for this role, his eyes are too "friendly"
     
  12. Sir Alex Ice

    Sir Alex Ice TS Enthusiast Posts: 50   +20

    Way too young to pay the Witcher we know, he is a decent actor but I do not think he is a good fit for the Witcher.
     

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