Fans have taken to social media to share their reactions to the first official look at Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia in Netflix’s The Witcher.
Today, Netflix unveiled an official video featuring Henry Cavill in costume as Geralt of Rivia for Netflix’s upcoming adaptation of The Witcher. While some fans have negatively compared Henry Cavill’s monster slayer to other fantasy characters – including the elves from the Lord of the Rings films – and are disappointed that he doesn’t have Geralt’s facial scars, others seem to approve of the look and are even more excited to see Netflix’s take on the material.
You can check out some of the reactions below!
Henry Cavill really pulls off the Geralt look. I am very glad that they cast an actor who is very familiar with The Witcher franchise and is a gamer. One of my favourite facts about Henry was that he had missed… https://t.co/NNRW94pPeI
— Jacob Whalan (@jacobthundercat) October 31, 2018
These first pictures of Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher. He looks really good.
— Bernard Dayo 🎃 (@BernardDayo) October 31, 2018
Henry Cavill as the Witcher looks really, really promising. Big respect to the creators of the show for cutting themselves away from video games legacy and doing their own thing. Can't wait for more materials, that's for sure #TheWitcher
— Filip Jęcz (@telepek25) October 31, 2018
henry cavill is lookin not too chabby as the witcher although he faced needs scars lol
— Diegs (@assyourdanceoff) October 31, 2018
Netflix, please, a cosplayer looks like the witcher so much better than Henry Cavill. Put more make up on, please. pic.twitter.com/D1F4rPWA7q
— eu, Ləmerim (@lemerim_) October 31, 2018
Henry Cavill looks like a Lord of the Rings Elf in the Witcher sneak peek.
— 𝙺𝙸𝚁𝚄𝚃𝙸 (@kiruti) October 31, 2018
i have no idea what henry cavill is supposed to look like in that witcher picture but all i see is legolas, is that intended
— Blood. Blood. Gallons of the Stuff. (@false_rumors) October 31, 2018
They should have made Henry Cavill grow his beard out for the Witcher role imo.
— The Talking Head (@ClintonOmosivwe) October 31, 2018
Watched the teaser the Netflix's The witcher series and I'm underwhelmed. Henry Cavill is too pretty for Geralt. 🤷🏻♂️
— Scott (@Scott_on_the_go) October 31, 2018
Henry Cavill's Geralt makes me cringe. 😂 #Witcher
— 𝕸𝖎𝖌𝖚𝖊𝖑 𝕬𝖓𝖙𝖔𝖓𝖎𝖔 (@sayheymigs) October 31, 2018
Based on the fantasy series of novels and short stories by Andrzej Sapkowski, Netflix’s The Witcher will follow the monster slayer for hire named Geralt of Rivia. Showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich will also serve as an executive producer on the series while Alik Sakharov, Alex Garcia Lopez and Charlotte Brändström are on board as directors for the eight-episode first season.
The Witcher stars Freya Allan as Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson as Eist, Adam Levy as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring as Aretuza, and Millie Brady as Princess Renfri, with Mimi Ndiweni and Therica Wilson-Read as novice sorcerers.
The Witcher will be available on Netflix at an undetermined time.