Henry Cavill, the DC movie universe’s Superman, will be playing Geralt of Rivia in the upcoming Witcher television series, Netflix said today. Fan reactions have been mixed to horny.
The Witcher has a devoted fanbase both in author Andrzej Sapkowski’s native Poland and abroad, so the series’ showrunners had a lot on the line with this announcement. Cavill, who is a huge fan of the books and games, confirmed it today with a cute little Instagram post:
Showrunner Lauren Hissrich also tweeted to confirm the news, and seems really excited to work with Cavill.
He was my first meeting. I didn’t have writers or scripts yet – just a greenlight and a lot of passion. That was four months ago, and I’ve never forgotten the passion he brought. He IS Geralt. He always has been. I’m so thrilled to welcome HENRY CAVILL to the #Witcher family.
— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) September 4, 2018
Still, for some fans, nothing can beat what they imagined in their heads. Not everyone is disappointed though. While a few people were hoping for someone like Mads Mikkelsen, others are just happy that Geralt is hot.
"Henry Cavill has no range"
So he's a perfect Witcher then
— Nibel (@Nibellion) September 4, 2018
— Anthony John Agnello (@ajohnagnello) September 4, 2018
Aug. 6, 2018: Henry Cavill wants to play Geralt in Netflix's 'The Witcher'
Sept. 4, 2018: "I wasn't playing"
— Adam Hlavac (@adamhlavac) September 4, 2018
CONFIRMED: Henry Cavill to be "Top Hunk in the World" in the upcoming Will Menaker series 'Hunks Galore!'
— Will????Menaker (@willmenaker) September 4, 2018
but can henry cavill do this pic.twitter.com/dvOHM19pDX
— bea ♡ (@ahnseuIgi) September 4, 2018
— Baggins (@Ba66ins) September 4, 2018
found a couple early shots of henry cavill as geralt of rivia pic.twitter.com/2mY61dckLy
— Tristan Cooper (@TristanACooper) September 4, 2018
For people that like Henry Cavill but don't know The Witcher, Geralt is a snarky dad that is CONSTANTLY shirtless so please get ready
— Jacob Oller (@JacobOller) September 4, 2018
Instead of getting Henry Cavill to play Geralt in the Witcher Netflix series, they should have gotten, that’s right folks, Eugene Levy. If you would kindly press the retweet button for Daddy that would be great
— wario (@pizzaboyfriend) September 4, 2018
Confused by this Henry Cavill as Geralt news.
A good geralt would be
-i'm talking about
-the man writing this
— Patrick Gill (@Pizza_Suplex) September 4, 2018
— Jakub Masłowski (@JakubMaslowski_) September 4, 2018
Henry Cavill as Geralt?
I mean I like him & all and I've been wrong about this stuff before before but… having a hard time imagining it working. Was kinda hoping for Viggo Mortensen or Nikolaj Coster-Waldau or Mads Mikkelsen… someone a bit more rough around the edges. Hmm. pic.twitter.com/IhWYB2vQaE
— Gav (@miracleofsound) September 4, 2018