Superman Actor Henry Cavill Would Like to Play Geralt in Netflix's Witcher Show

Superman Actor Henry Cavill Would Like to Play Geralt in Netflix's Witcher Show

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When you were fancasting for the upcoming Witcher series on Netflix did you ever think that Henry Cavill of Man of Steel fame would be Geralt? Well, he's not but apparently, he'd be interested in the role if offered.

During the press tour for Mission Impossible: Fallout, Cavill was asked by IGN what games he'd been playing lately, to which he responded with The Witcher 3. "I just replayed all the way through," said Cavill. "Love that game. Really good game."

That prompted IGN to follow-up by asking if he's aware of the Netflix adaptation of Andrzej Sapkowski's fantasy Witcher novels, and if he'd play Geralt. "Absolutely. Yeah, that would be an amazing role."

The "S" means hope.

Now, I doubt he'd say "no" to a question like that especially after talking about how he just finished replaying The Witcher 3. And actors don't typically decline hypothetical roles during press tours such as these. But Cavill is a noted gamer with a love for World of Warcraft. And hey, at least Cavill is familiar with the Witcher franchise.

The Witcher television adaptation was announced in May 2017 for Netflix's streaming service. The Netflix series will be adapting from Sapkowski's original fantasy novels rather than the video game series from CD Projekt Red but considering that both the upcoming Netflix show and the games are adapted from the same source material there's bound to be similarities.

Showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich of West Wing and Daredevil fame announced that she has assembled a writing staff and that the script for the pilot and that the Witcher series is slated for eight episodes. No cast details or release date for the Netflix Witcher series have been announced.

If you can't wait for Netflix's television series, you can do as Cavill did and replay The Witcher 3. Here's our handy Witcher 3 guide to get you started.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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