First Luke Skywalker wants in, and now this: Henry Cavill, who plays Superman in Man of Steel, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and (spoiler alert) Justice League, has expressed interest in taking on the role of Geralt in Netflix’s upcoming The Witcher TV series.
Talking to IGN, Cavill stated that he just replayed The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt “all the way through.” He’s also a fan of Andrzej Sapkowski’s Witcher novels, which are what the show is based on.
“The books are amazing,” Cavill said, doing his best impression of someone who has read the books.
When asked if he’d be interested in playing Geralt on the small screen, Cavill said, “Absolutely. Yeah, that would be an amazing role.”
Last we heard, the show hasn’t casted its White Wolf yet. In fact, it’s still in the early phases of development. The pilot script, which went out for notes in February, seems to be ready to go, but showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich was recently spotted on Twitter making notes on the show’s fourth episode. The show’s debut season will be eight episodes long, so it seems like it’s halfway written. After that will come the casting, I’d guess.
Hopefully, if Cavill does get the role, The Witcher and whatever the next Superman movie is won’t be shooting around the same time. Otherwise, Netflix might have to spend a ton of cash adding a computer-generated beard to the actor’s face since Warner Bros. had to eat the costs last time.