The Witcher Series’ Henry Cavill Discusses The Myth Behind Witchers
Netflix’s The Witcher series had an explosive showing at San Diego Comic-Con, with its own dedicated panel that served as a platform for the show’s first full length trailer. While the showrunner and the series’ actors have been fairly adamant thus far about how the show will stand apart from the games and the source material, there will of course be many similarities and references that eagle-eyed fans should be able to pick up on over the events of the series. One such similarity is the overarching mythos that surrounds Witchers, namely Henry Cavill’s Geralt of Rivia.
During the panel at SDCC, Henry Cavill spoke at length about what being a Witcher means, and how there are myths that surround them that, true or not, help them do their jobs. One such myth suggests that Witchers don’t have or feel emotions. While this isn’t actually true, according to Cavill it helps Witchers complete their jobs as monster hunters. “It’s not that Witcher’s aren’t supposed to make moral decisions, it’s the myth that they don’t have emotions, but that’s what aids them in asking for coin for a monster, and if they don’t have emotions then they can negotiate as hard as they want and someone can’t use the ‘my kids’ line,” Cavill said.
Geralt is much more than that. He has this hard exterior because he believes that’s the way the world is, but in truth deep deep down there’s this man that has a belief in what the world can be.”
So, despite Geralt’s hardened exterior, he still manages to have some soft gooey insides that attract allies and friends to him. We’ll get our chance to see Cavill’s take on Geralt fairly soon, as Netflix’s The Witcher series is expected to release later this year.
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