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Re: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread), the second series

Post by Wrathbone » Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:07 am

https://www.pcgamer.com/henry-cavill-wi ... er-series/

Henry Cavill has been cast as Geralt in the Witcher Netflix series. I should reserve judgement until it's released, but I can't say he'd be my first choice after his woeful performances as Superman.

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Re: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread), the second series

Post by Sly Boots » Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:29 am

Wrathbone wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:07 am
https://www.pcgamer.com/henry-cavill-wi ... er-series/

Henry Cavill has been cast as Geralt in the Witcher Netflix series. I should reserve judgement until it's released, but I can't say he'd be my first choice after his woeful performances as Superman.
You want someone a bit older and more world-weary for the role, don't you?

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Re: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread), the second series

Post by Maturin » Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:39 am

Someone did a mockup, which was approved by Cavil himself:



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Re: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread), the second series

Post by Jez » Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:49 am

Reserve judgement also but this could be a good fit.

How this rates will completely depend on the story writing and there's no excuse for lack of material. The witcher books are great reading.

Also the supporting actors make both the books and the games what they are So it'll be very important to get the right fit for those.
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Re: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread), the second series

Post by Wrathbone » Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:59 am

Sly Boots wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:29 am
Wrathbone wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:07 am
https://www.pcgamer.com/henry-cavill-wi ... er-series/

Henry Cavill has been cast as Geralt in the Witcher Netflix series. I should reserve judgement until it's released, but I can't say he'd be my first choice after his woeful performances as Superman.
You want someone a bit older and more world-weary for the role, don't you?
Honestly, I'd set my hopes on Nikolaj Coster-Waldau because he seems perfect for the role.

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Re: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread), the second series

Post by DjchunKfunK » Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:00 am

It's not the look that bothers me about this casting, more his woodenness and voice.

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Re: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread), the second series

Post by Jez » Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:23 am

God yeah. Jamie Lannister would have been perfect for it.
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Post by Sly Boots » Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:19 pm

Henry Cavill as Geralt unveiling:

https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/heres-your-f ... tv-series/

No. Just no.

Oh dear god no...

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Re: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread), the second series

Post by Strudel » Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:36 pm

Yeah, I had some hope that he could secretly pull it off once the shiny facade of Superman had been cleared, but from that admittedly very short clip it just doesn't look like he knows the character he's playing. He completely lacks the... world-weariness (?) of Geralt.

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Re: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread), the second series

Post by Medicine Man » Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:07 pm

Jesus. :lol:

He looks like Julian Assange with a chin-ass.

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Re: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread), the second series

Post by Jez » Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:16 pm

I expected something more grizzled aye.

May be it's an "early" Geralt newly graduated to witcherdom.
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Re: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread), the second series

Post by Snowy » Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:45 pm

That's balls. Normal eyes and a total lack of scarring - GTFO Cavill!
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Re: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread), the second series

Post by Animalmother » Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:15 pm

Maybe they'll cgi him up a bit in post production?

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Re: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread), the second series

Post by DjchunKfunK » Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:18 am

It's just early test footage so I don't think too much should be read into it, yet.

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Re: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread), the second series

Post by Raid » Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:20 pm

I'm so used to seeing Geralt with a beard that a clean-shaven look just looks wrong.

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