AceShowbiz - Henry Cavill is coming with a brand new look as he's tapped to star on upcoming series adaptation of "The Witcher". Celebrating the Netflix show beginning its formal production, it offers fans the very first look at Cavill in costume as Geralt of Rivia.
In the costume and makeup test clip shared on the streaming giant's Twitter account, the "Justice League" star is seen sporting full costume and makeup including his character's iconic long silver hair. He is walking slowly towards the camera while looking stoic as ever. Later he takes a swig from a flask, indicating that he's definitely in character.
"Get your first look at Henry Cavill in The Witcher!" Netflix captions the footage.
Get your first look at Henry Cavill in The Witcher! pic.twitter.com/1O2eWS1MkP— Netflix US (@netflix) October 31, 2018
The Netflix take on the acclaimed video game series from CD Projekt Red, however, made some fans question about the wig. In addition, it seems like the production forgets about the character's prominent scars or the beard.
Fans didn't seem to be too thrilled with the first-look photo with some of them clowing Cavill's version of their favorite character. "Netflix Geralt looks like Legolas cosplaying Sephiroth," said a fan.
Netflix Geralt looks like Legolas cosplaying Sephiroth pic.twitter.com/Glri6mlZbj— Nate Ewert-Kryptid 🦕🐾 (@NEwertKrocker) October 31, 2018
"very excited for netflix's the witcher," a fan sarcastically added. Similarly, another user tweeted, "Someone do the meme with Gimli rubbernecking at Geralt and Legolass looking shocked."
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
"What your ordered vs what you got #TheWitcher #netflix," another fan wrote alongside a side-by-side photo comparison of the video game's version of Geralt and Netflix's version of Geralt.
However, fans shouldn't be too disappointed as it was only a screen test. They might be further tuning the hair and the makeup later during the production, which starts this month in Hungary.
Cavill was announced to be joining the series which is based on writer Andrzej Sapkowski's novels and adapted by writer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich ("Daredevil", "Umbrella Academy"), back in September. Also starring on the eight-episode series are Freya Allan ("The War of the Worlds", "Bluebird") as Ciri and Anya Chalotra ("Wanderlust") as Yennefer. The cast also includes Jodhi May ("Game of Thrones") as Queen Calanthe, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson ("Fortitude") as Eist, Adam Levy ("Knightfall") as Mousesack and MyAnna Burig ("Ripper Street") as Tissaia among others.
"The Witcher" is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.
"The Witcher" is slated to premiere sometime in 2019 on Netflix.