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Old 09-04-2018, 08:14 AM   #1
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Henry Cavill is Geralt in Netflix’s The Witcher


Netflix has announced that Superman actor Henry Cavill will play the lead character in The Witcher TV series.

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Henry Cavill will play Geralt in #TheWitcher — an epic, eight-episode fantasy series based on the best-selling book series!!
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Old 09-04-2018, 08:46 AM   #2
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Umm, really? I could see him playing Agent 47, but Geralt...? Well, they'll just CGI a beard on him, won't they?
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Old 09-04-2018, 08:59 AM   #3
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Ok. An odd choice but not a deal breaker or anything. Surprised it was an actual actor people heard of.
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Old 09-04-2018, 09:04 AM   #4
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at first glance its a very weird choice.. but i'll reserve judgement until i see it.. netflix has been pretty successful so far in regards to their shows..

its still odd tho..
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Old 09-04-2018, 09:28 AM   #5
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The mustache makes him look like an idiot.... wow. It's not even the same color as his hair.

That aside, is Netflix going to take every theme in Ready Player One and make a show out of it? Sure seem like it. Nostalgia and pop culture shows are the new soap operas.
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Old 09-04-2018, 09:33 AM   #6
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This series will disappoint the fans I think. Our ideas of Geralt are too ingrained in us from the games. For example-- how the hell are they going to get Cavill to match Geralts voice??
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Old 09-04-2018, 10:00 AM   #7
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Excited about this. Was dubious about the choice at first but upon reflection I think this will work pretty well.

The hair vs mustache color being different is a thing:
https://blog.thebeardclub.com/2018/0...our-head-hair/
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Old 09-04-2018, 10:23 AM   #8
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The mustache makes him look like an idiot.... wow. It's not even the same color as his hair.
That's probably because this particular picture is Photoshopped, bub.

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That aside, is Netflix going to take every theme in Ready Player One and make a show out of it? Sure seem like it. Nostalgia and pop culture shows are the new soap operas.
This is a series based on a very successful video game series (which itself is based on a successful novel series), the most recent of which is only three years old.

I'd hardly call this a nostalgia grab.
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Old 09-04-2018, 11:04 AM   #9
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I'm ready for a trailer so I can pass judgement. It does seem like a weird choice, but we'll see.
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Old 09-04-2018, 01:04 PM   #10
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Doesn't look half bad with this photoshop.

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Old 09-04-2018, 01:14 PM   #11
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Saw this vid where he talks about it in an interview (a bit into the vid) and it seems he's a legitimate fan of the series (played W3 a few times, read and loved all the books). I think he'd be a great pick for this.

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People are wrongly expecting them to base it on the game. More specifically Witcher 3. They've repeatedly said it will be based on the first books. I highly recommend reading them all. The only thing I'd love to see borrowed from the game is the soundtrack. Besides that Henry Cavill seems like a fine choice.
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Old 09-04-2018, 04:12 PM   #13
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The mustache makes him look like an idiot.... wow. It's not even the same color as his hair.

That aside, is Netflix going to take every theme in Ready Player One and make a show out of it? Sure seem like it. Nostalgia and pop culture shows are the new soap operas.
Ready Player One. finally got around to the movie. loved the book.

movie sucked. wish i could unwatch it and just remember the book.

as for the witcher 3. they should not base it on the video game but at least maintain continuity of sorts with it. finally finished the expansions. heart of stone was meh but blood and wine was an entire game in and of itself. was excellent!
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Old 09-04-2018, 05:53 PM   #14
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Can't imagine why anyone would think this is a bad thing. Cavill is a genuinely good actor and frankly and absolute stud. Not his fault that his big-break performances were DC universe duds (though I personally thought Man'o'Steel was fun). Can't really see something like that coming when you're signing contracts for something that sounds like a sure thing years before screen time.

He'll do well in the role.
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Old 09-04-2018, 05:55 PM   #15
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Great casting choice. He can carry physical action very convincingly. I think he'll be great in the role. I'd be more concerned about a crappy story or cheap budget leading to lousy effects more than Cavill. He's a solid actor.
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Is Superman a pedophile now?
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Old 09-04-2018, 08:11 PM   #17
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People are wrongly expecting them to base it on the game. More specifically Witcher 3. They've repeatedly said it will be based on the first books. I highly recommend reading them all. The only thing I'd love to see borrowed from the game is the soundtrack. Besides that Henry Cavill seems like a fine choice.
Yep the books are fun. They did a limited TV show over in Poland several years ago. I got a copy from a friend, and it wasn't half bad at all.
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Old 09-05-2018, 03:19 AM   #18
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Thought it a weird choice too, but if he's a series fan who chased this down, nothing could be better. He did medieval stuff well in Tudors:

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I like this dude. I'll watch him in The Witcher and almost anything. I really like his Superman.
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Why do people think that movies that are basically LOVE LETTERS to us 80s kid gamers suck?! I'm sorry but I thought Pixels and Ready Player One were totally awesome!! Maybe I am the target audience: middle aged geek gamers with kids who don't even have time to read books anymore.
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