Apologies in advance. I’m writing this under a ticking clock and on top of that I’m not sure how to go about writing this topic, so it isn’t as good as my regular content. Sorry!
I remember back when The Witcher adaptation was announced, I thought “who could they possibly cast as Geralt?” and pondered the question for a while.
Turns out they went with Superman. Huh.
Henry Cavill as Geralt? Well, I’m not exactly complaining. Yet I’ll be honest, I’m not entirely satisfied by the result. I guess you could mark me down as indifferent. I was hoping they would go for an unknown actor rather than a well-known one.
The Witcher is so popular you don’t need to add big-name actors to get folks to tune in, at least that was my line of thinking. Focus on making a quality program rather than rely on names.
Before I go on, I want to address something I kept seeing in the comments. Namely, the lack of his beard. Keep in mind that this is an adaptation of the books, not the games. In the books, Witchers can’t grow facial hair. So please stop going on about it.
In case you haven’t seen the teaser yet, here is the tweet that started it all.
Get your first look at Henry Cavill in The Witcher! pic.twitter.com/1O2eWS1MkP
— Netflix US (@netflix) October 31, 2018
Now, I want to give Cavill the benefit of the doubt. We have only seen a makeup test so far. Who knows? Maybe he will be perfect, or he could be the worst possible choice. Time will tell.
On top of that, more names were dropped in the announcement of the rest of the cast. For example, Anna Shaffer from Harry Potter will play the witch Triss Merigold and Freya Allan as Ciri.
While I’m not too fussed about Shaffer or Cavill, Allan looks like a perfect fit for Ciri so I have a bit more hope now. Same goes for Eamon Farren as Cahir.
What do you think about the cast, yay or nay? Who would you have loved to see in these roles? Please let me know in the comments!