Henry Cavill Wants to Play Geralt in Netflix's Adaptation of The Witcher - IGN News

  • Published on Aug 6, 2018
  • Superman actor Henry Cavill is a big fan of The Witcher games and books, and would love to play Geralt which he describes as "an amazing role".
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  • Walkiria Regalado

    Of course he already knew he was casted.
    The fact that this precise part of the interview with IGN is featured in a solo video, says a lot.

  • Anju Prova Dutta

    I love the music that IGN has chosen for this video!😍

  • novHeavens
    novHeavens 4 months ago

    Henry you are fine, but Charlie Hunnam is my Geralt.

  • tommy the cat
    tommy the cat 4 months ago

    give it to him

  • Dunk Master Darius
    Dunk Master Darius 5 months ago

    He actually got the spot. Netflix picked up Cavill for the role of Geralt and at this time he’s the only for sure person attached to the series

  • Berberis Bellis
    Berberis Bellis 5 months ago

    Zach McGowan should play him :(

  • James Raven
    James Raven 5 months ago

    I expect a proper beard, not just some mustache.

  • Viktor Sh
    Viktor Sh 6 months ago


  • devilmaycry7760
    devilmaycry7760 6 months ago

    I started playing the Witcher 3 because of this interview.
    now I'm on my second playthrough, then I'm going to play the DLCs and later on play it a third time all over again.

  • Karl Toth
    Karl Toth 6 months ago

    My only gripe is that he's a bit too bulky, but 3 months is plenty of time to lose 20 lbs

  • Lychaon Gaming
    Lychaon Gaming 6 months ago

    His voice fits Geralt

  • TheBanana Man
    TheBanana Man 6 months ago

    People saying Mads Mikkelsson should be Geralt must not understand that they are the show is going to follow the books and not the game, because Mads is too old to play Geralt.

  • Sweet Roll
    Sweet Roll 6 months ago +1

    He played the game and read the books... Yeah, right.
    Should've asked him what is so amazing about the books. Or what's his favorite quest in W3.

  • MidNight
    MidNight 6 months ago +1

    Great! Now cast the girl from tomb raider as ciri and we have a deal

    • Nova V000
      Nova V000 6 months ago +1

      nope! they're looking for a black chick to Play Ciri

  • Toby
    Toby 6 months ago

    But this time, they will use CGI to add a fake mustache hahaha

  • Garry Superales
    Garry Superales 6 months ago +2

    Yes. But casting black girl as ciri? No.

  • prettynina1000
    prettynina1000 6 months ago +3

    Just to clarify things here
    The casting director met Cavill 4 months ago for Geralt, means even before this video.
    So he's just trolling here

  • fede mona
    fede mona 6 months ago

    Why this teenage vlog music?

  • Nelson Nunes
    Nelson Nunes 6 months ago +1

    Mads Mikkelsen fits better like geralt

  • Piotr Chmurzynski
    Piotr Chmurzynski 6 months ago +1

    Quite obvoiusly he's trying to boost his popularity amoung the "witcher community", by saying all the right things. It looks like a publicity stunt to me. Regardless, I think he's a great actor and I'm very happy he's been casted.

    • prettynina1000
      prettynina1000 6 months ago +1

      Well, not like he's lying tho, reading and playing the games would help him understand the character better so...
      The casting director met Cavill 4 months ago for Geralt, means even before this video.
      He's just trolling here

    • yamato delatorre
      yamato delatorre 6 months ago

      Piotr Chmurzynski Henry Cavill is actually quite the nerd. He used to be a hardcore wow player so im sure he's being genuine.

  • Milo Cylium
    Milo Cylium 6 months ago

    i prefer actor with the witcher knowledge..i mean he play games and read book...he know geralt well enough to act as him...as him to be geralt...myb makeup can do

  • wingsclippedwolf
    wingsclippedwolf 6 months ago

    And his dream came true...

  • kocknylle langos
    kocknylle langos 6 months ago

    He did get the roll for geralt in netflix witcher! Congrats! Was lowkey very sceptic too the whole Netflix switcher but now they have restored faith in me

  • Zakir Abedin
    Zakir Abedin 6 months ago

    Been a fan of the witcher series for almost ten years...and i am pretty ok with Henry playing as Geralt.All the luck to him.

  • Λαυρέντιος Ψαροκάηκας

    And now he is Gerald. Gods are cruel, as they are unfair..

  • Renz
    Renz 6 months ago

    He read the books and replayed the game he has the witcher senses!

  • Gu GuRoo
    Gu GuRoo 6 months ago +2

    He's a man of steel and silver now ;)

  • Lorewalker Theo
    Lorewalker Theo 6 months ago

    He's not right for him

    • Christoffer
      Christoffer 6 months ago

      I think he can pull it off under the right direction. Either way, it's been settled he'll be Geralt in the upcoming series.

  • Shaquib Khan
    Shaquib Khan 6 months ago


  • Math Bay
    Math Bay 6 months ago +1

    he dont strike me as geralt . still hope the series will be great tho

    ERNESERNES 6 months ago +17

    As long as Zach Snyder isn’t the director, I’ll give this guy a chance.

  • Sebastian Chantre
    Sebastian Chantre 6 months ago

    I'm happily surprised that he actually has read the books and played the game! Sad that Mads Mikkelsen isn't playing him but this could work

  • Godspeed
    Godspeed 6 months ago

    Well now he is

  • DogOfHades
    DogOfHades 6 months ago +1

    Producers went to Netflix, pitched the idea for Witcher TV series, Netflix said what the hell is a Witcher, make a demo reel or something. We got something better, replied the producers, here is the link to "A night to remember"
    Netflix sees it and orders 7 Seasons

    PS. Andrzej Sapkowski still thinks that he is the sole reason that Witcher is famous and is pissed that they will use material from the game.

  • Awesome Arsam
    Awesome Arsam 6 months ago

    praise Geraldo!

  • Saturn Ascension
    Saturn Ascension 6 months ago

    Thomas Jane for Geralt!

  • Carolina E
    Carolina E 6 months ago

    It came true!

  • Brooke WithTheHair
    Brooke WithTheHair 6 months ago +1

    Well whaddaya know, turns out he got the role

  • A Person
    A Person 6 months ago

    Digitally adds a beard and long hair too the show

  • Susilordi
    Susilordi 6 months ago +2

    That is terrible casting choice. Worst since Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle.
    It should be Zach McGowan who is actually badass, rugged and tough.

    • Christoffer
      Christoffer 6 months ago +1

      I agree that Zach McGowan seems like a better fit for Geralt, I disagree with everything else you said though. I thought Jon did an awesome job as Frank Castle and I think Henry can pull Geralt off as well.

    • Maryka Zhimo
      Maryka Zhimo 6 months ago

      LoL you wish!

  • Oleg Svetlov
    Oleg Svetlov 6 months ago +5

    "Henry Cavill Wants to Play Geralt". Who wouldn't? One of the most badass alpha male characters in a fantasy universe.

  • BalkanHound
    BalkanHound 6 months ago

    Only one person in my heart is the true witcher - Michal Zebrowski : ) and one person Jaskier - Zbigniew Zamachowski.

  • Jessica Mallari
    Jessica Mallari 6 months ago +8

    He was just messing with us. He was casted 4 months ago. Even before this interview happened, he was already casted. So excited! Love him!

  • SOS Sama
    SOS Sama 6 months ago

    He replay the game, read the books and know the script of the live action a bit.
    Cheeky man, Herry.

  • Croz Raven
    Croz Raven 6 months ago +6

    Yep, he's The Man of Steel & Silver. A witcher both wield a steel sword & a silver sword . . .

  • Naadir
    Naadir 6 months ago +1

    Man Of Silver

  • Liam Fraser
    Liam Fraser 6 months ago

    It’s official, Cavill is going to play Geralt. An intriguing choice to say the least, this is an opportunity for him to truly show off his skill as an actor.

  • Lyaksandra B
    Lyaksandra B 6 months ago

    You should try Elric of Melnibone, Henry.

  • Nexeus
    Nexeus 6 months ago +1

    Well Henry, your wish has been granted

  • kratos
    kratos 6 months ago +1

    now he's playing the white wolf himself

    • Mr.Nobody
      Mr.Nobody 6 months ago

      Kratos and Geralt two badasses.

  • Max Anthony
    Max Anthony 6 months ago

    Whelp, he got his wish!

  • MickyMicky Mike
    MickyMicky Mike 6 months ago +1

    Why not just give the role to the Rock? It seems like every time I turn on the TV he's in some new movie or TV show.

  • AlatarIstari
    AlatarIstari 6 months ago +11

    He already knew back then.

  • ??? XD
    ??? XD 6 months ago

    He got the part.

  • InvisibleMan95
    InvisibleMan95 6 months ago +1

    And now he got the role. I must say I'm a little surprised.

    • prettynina1000
      prettynina1000 6 months ago +1

      InvisibleMan95 he's trolling here, the casting director met him 4 months ago

  • Paul McCloud
    Paul McCloud 6 months ago +1

    Looks be damned, finding an actor who adores the character and knows everything there is to know is such a boon, you know he'll want to do the role justice. Besides, with some quality make up, hair and costuming, he'll look enough like him.

  • Purple Goldie
    Purple Goldie 6 months ago

    Hell yes, that is so great if hes so invested in the caracter!

  • ZRobbie D
    ZRobbie D 6 months ago

    And he will!!!!

  • Alex Anthony
    Alex Anthony 6 months ago +3

    Should have been Mads Mikkelsen

  • Cass Jnr
    Cass Jnr 6 months ago +4

    Congratulations to this man on the role. Hes obviously someone who understands Geralt as all Witcher fans do. I'm sure he'll do a great job.

  • Benjamin Huegel
    Benjamin Huegel 6 months ago +6

    Anyone else here after they confirmed his role in the series?

  • TheCulturalBomb
    TheCulturalBomb 6 months ago +25

    So he basically trolled everyone.

  • Rojenn Ortiz
    Rojenn Ortiz 6 months ago

    In terms of looks sure Mads Mikkelsen's got it. But also as a fan, Henry's gotta be the man. So glad he gets to play a role he's a fan of not only the game but the books. Cheers Henry!

  • Peter Sanders
    Peter Sanders 6 months ago +3

    It's very likely he knew already at this point, look at his smirk when they ask him if he would like to do it. GG, man, gg

  • David Parkes
    David Parkes 6 months ago +1

    Aaaaannnnnnddddd now he's been cast as Geralt.

  • Patrick Foster
    Patrick Foster 6 months ago

    Have now noticed that little smirk he gives when the guy tells him about the Netflix series

  • Hydra Tower
    Hydra Tower 6 months ago

    He did it boys

  • Chris
    Chris 6 months ago +1

    Look up a picture of Henry Cavill as Geralt. He's literally perfect for the role. He replayed through the whole game, which means he's beaten it multiple times, and he's read the books on top of that. He will 1000000% do this character justice if the script is written correctly.

  • MickyMicky Mike
    MickyMicky Mike 6 months ago +1

    Don't see him as Geralt to be honest. Too pretty and he's not rugged enough. Geralt is more like the lead actor from Hannibal TV show, Captain Charles Vain actor from Black sails, or maybe the Gannicus actor from Spartacus.
    Edit: The actor from Sons of Anarchy would be perfect, as well as the actor who plays Ragnar Lothbrok from Vikings.
    Sorry I don't know anyone's names and am too lazy to look them up lol.

  • derZimmy
    derZimmy 6 months ago

    He just got the role. XD We will see....

  • jozif
    jozif 6 months ago +3

    Well Played...
    Now announce Man of Steel 2...James Bond+ Little Mermaid

    • Jesse
      Jesse 6 months ago

      Prince Eric?

  • Spike Spiegel
    Spike Spiegel 6 months ago

    Well it's confirmed now. Cavill is officially Geralt.

  • Ehs Moughal
    Ehs Moughal 6 months ago +4

    Ask and you shall recieve

  • Sasuke Uchiha
    Sasuke Uchiha 6 months ago +2

    aaand the role is yours

  • Fabrizzio Trujillo
    Fabrizzio Trujillo 6 months ago +2

    And now he will play Geralt , who would have thought that

  • Jordon Nelson
    Jordon Nelson 6 months ago +3

    And here we are just a few short weeks later

  • Starshii
    Starshii 6 months ago

    I love his passion for this project and I think he will do great justice for the character he is going to play. I am sure the series will be awesome.

  • Héctor Rodríguez
    Héctor Rodríguez 6 months ago

    ...aaaand he got it, well see how this works

  • 1Chasg
    1Chasg 6 months ago +2


  • vanyadolly
    vanyadolly 6 months ago

    Noooooo! What were they thinking? Sebastian Stan would have been perfect.

  • Matthew Bradley
    Matthew Bradley 6 months ago

    Did this lead to his casting, or did he re-play it for the role?
    He certainly seems more-than-enthusiastic about it!

  • Undying Uzumaki
    Undying Uzumaki 6 months ago +4

    Perfect actor to play Geralt, he has the skill and also loves the Witcher franchise so the passion is there. What more could we as fans ask for? I reckon he’ll nail the role of Geralt! Cannot wait

  • Trolls Bane
    Trolls Bane 6 months ago

    It's confirmed folks, he's the Witcher.

    BATMAN 6 months ago

    ceádmil gwynbleidd

  • Locarbmonster
    Locarbmonster 6 months ago

    Well Henry, don't let us down man. I got faith in you 💪

  • Cergun
    Cergun 6 months ago +2

    It's official boys!

  • Shantanu Mukherjee
    Shantanu Mukherjee 6 months ago +2

    Who's here after he is actually cast as Geralt!??

  • P C
    P C 6 months ago +4

    This clip will get a lot of views soon. Cavill is Geralt!!!

  • Centurion XV
    Centurion XV 6 months ago

    Well now we know that he is Geralt. He seems enthusiastic so he would definetly try his best. He wasn't my first choice, but I am optimistic.

  • SinKosh
    SinKosh 6 months ago +1

    He's in it now (according to Variety)

  • Vojin Milojkovic
    Vojin Milojkovic 6 months ago +5

    The books are amazing
    glad to see Henry Cavill recognizing the greatness of the novels
    and not just the games .
    this interview hyped me even more ♥

  • mike
    mike 6 months ago +27

    Its official He just got casted. Im actually pumped because he actually has love for the source material so he’s going to want to do it justice

  • Tristan Shillingford
    Tristan Shillingford 6 months ago

    Well he's got the part

  • Mr. Soufler
    Mr. Soufler 6 months ago +3

    There we go ! Netflix's Geralt will be SUPERb

  • SlimJ87D
    SlimJ87D 6 months ago +2

    he had auditioned 4 months ago and was already the leading choice according to Lauren Schmidt Hissrich.

  • Ishan Saxena
    Ishan Saxena 6 months ago +2

    And now, he is.

  • Zach Olstad
    Zach Olstad 6 months ago

    He got the role Pog

  • AnteroX1234
    AnteroX1234 6 months ago +26

    LOL he was trolling all along.

  • Timppa 3
    Timppa 3 6 months ago

    He must've known at this point. Great choice and way to play it sly.

  • Wes T
    Wes T 6 months ago +3

    Talk about foreshadowing! He got the role!