Is It A Bird? Is It A Plane? No, It’s The White Wolf!
Netflix’s adaptation of Andrzej Sapkowski’s fantasy books, which are perhaps best known through the medium of CD Projekt Red’s video game series, seems to be well on the way to completion. While it has a dedicated showrunner and set of writers with some slick credentials to their names, we have yet to see who will be starring as the titular Witcher. As it happens, Man of Steel and Mission Impossible: Fallout star Henry Cavill has expressed interest, since he is a massive fan of both the books as well as The Witcher III: Wild Hunt!
According to an article on IGN.com –
Cavill has been pretty open in the past about his love of Skyrim and World of Warcraft. (Famously he ignored a call from Zach Snyder to tell him he’d won the role of Superman in 2013’s Man of Steel because he was playing WoW.)
So at a recent junket for Mission: Impossible – Fallout, IGN asked Cavill what he was busy playing these days.
“The Witcher 3. I just replayed all the way through,” said Cavill. “Love that game. Really good game.”
With that in mind, we asked if he’d be interested in the role of Geralt in Netflix’s adaptation. “Absolutely. Yeah, that would be an amazing role.”
Cavill also went on to reveal his love of the source material, Andrzej Sapkowski’s series of fantasy novels. “The books are amazing,” Cavill tells us. “The books are really, really good… The books I started reading, and they are well worth a read.”
Do you think Cavill is right for the role? Will Netflix’s take on Geralt live up to the legacy of both the beloved video games and books? We will have to wait until 2020 to find out for sure, but at least we’re one step closer to seeing the Witcher strut his stuff in live-action.
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