In my opinion, Henry Cavill is out here looking like a straight up snack in the first peek as him as The Witcher’s Geralt of Rivia. Other people on the internet do not agree.
Fans have been eager for a look at anything from Netflix’s upcoming The Witcher series since it was announced, especially given that they were already sceptical of Cavill’s casting, as well as the rest of the team behind it. They got a taste this morning, when Netflix released this screen test of Cavill in costume on their twitter account:
Get your first look at Henry Cavill in The Witcher! pic.twitter.com/1O2eWS1MkP
— Netflix US (@netflix) October 31, 2018
From where I stand, Cavill looks really hot as Geralt, and if I’m going to honest that’s priority number one. Other fans aren’t so sure, especially about that wig, which is pretty bad.
Kotaku’s managing editor and Witcher superfan Riley MacLeod told me that he thinks Cavill “looks like Christopher Lambert in Highlander with the concerned eyebrows and sad eyes, which isn’t the way I see Geralt, but which I’m obviously not complaining about.”
Staff writer Ethan Gach, who also loves The Witcher beyond all reason, told me that he looks like a “Zoolander villain.” Gizmodo staffers all freaked out over Cavill’s awful wig:
The wig is truly bad, but this is just a screen test. Hopefully between now and when the show airs they can figure out how to blend that hairline. Besides, Game Of Thrones’ first season clearly had about four dollars to spend on wigs, and that show turned out just fine. I do think Geralt needs a beard, though. Or at least some stubble.
While you’re waiting for more news on The Witcher TV show, take a gander at these jokes the internet has come up with.
— chris person (@Papapishu) October 31, 2018
Netflix Geralt looks like Legolas cosplaying Sephiroth pic.twitter.com/Glri6mlZbj
— Nate Ewert-Kryptid ???????? (@NEwertKrocker) October 31, 2018
I'm all here for Henry Cavil as Geralt tbh pic.twitter.com/3BuSxz7OMz
— ɴᴀᴛᴀʟɪɴᴅɪᴇᴘᴏᴄᴀʟʏᴘsᴇ (@ScarletCatalie) October 31, 2018
very excited for netflix's the witcher pic.twitter.com/llOusBMb7w
— Alissa McAloon (@Gliitchy) October 31, 2018
Good enough. pic.twitter.com/uhGWBoCpir
— Charles PM (@CharlesPulliam) October 31, 2018
— Dev (@Devikasun) October 31, 2018
— Joel Schoenbach ????♂️ (@JoelSchoenbach) October 31, 2018
Henry Cavill in The Witcher series (2019) pic.twitter.com/Wj8NX9Uu46
— Bruno Araujo (@brunocracia) October 31, 2018
"Oh, cool, Henry Cavill is doing Geralt for Halloween, didn't know he was a Witcher fan."
"He's in the Netflix version. That's the production costume and wig."
— Spooky Dan Olsonosaurus (@FoldableHuman) October 31, 2018
Very excited for Henry Cavill's upcoming turn as, let's see here, Joan Baez pic.twitter.com/G0C0f8DDIS
— Dan O'Sullivan (@Bro_Pair) October 31, 2018
— Rafael (@Piovinha) October 31, 2018
First look at Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia. pic.twitter.com/out3Am0Jph
— Andy Kelly (@ultrabrilliant) October 31, 2018
henry cavill geralt looking like a nightmode legolas
— The Abominable Dr. Lutz (@WarrenIsDead) October 31, 2018
The Witcher (2019, Netflix) pic.twitter.com/odsqjiafTu
— Chris "Attack of the Killer Tomato" Plante (@plante) October 31, 2018
The Witcher (2018) pic.twitter.com/CX2aqQOOeO
— Valentin Cebo (@Noddus_) October 31, 2018
BREAKING: Budget Cuts Have Forced The Witcher Series To Recast Using Only Outtakes of Christopher Lambert From 1995's Mortal Kombat. pic.twitter.com/dCeiFQvmve
— News Broke (@news_broke) October 31, 2018