Henry Cavill’s role as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher was immensely praised by critics, and video game enthusiasts loved the actor’s performance as he adapted himself to the role bringing out the depth and complexity of the character. It was a shock to the fans when it was announced that the actor will not return to the series, and Liam Hemsworth would be the new Geralt of Rivia. It was a shock because the Enola Holmes actor played the role flawlessly.
Owing to his dedication to playing a role, many filmmakers love to work with the actor. But it turns out that Henry Cavill did not want to take any chances of missing out on The Witcher. Constantly asking his agents to arrange a meeting with the program creator Lauren Schmidt Hissrich.
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Henry Cavill was Dedicated to playing Geralt of Rivia
Henry Cavill is a massive fan of video games. When it was announced that a video game adaptation of The Witcher TV Series would take place, the actor nagged his agents to set up a meeting with Lauren Schmidt Hissrich to lobby for the role of Geralt of Rivia. However, she turned down the agents of the actor for a meeting because she was yet to write the script of the TV Series.
However, the actor continued to pester his agents for a meeting, and after repeated attempts, the program creator agreed to sit for a meeting as “He was really annoying,” and told the actor that she has to write the script of the show.
“I will meet with you. The show is not green-lit. There is nothing. Thank you. Now I have to go write the show.”
Hissrich wrote the script of the show over the following months and auditioned 206 actors for the lead role. As she continued working on the script, she realized that Henry Cavill is the right man for the role because he was well aware of the source material. During an interview with Vulture, the actor confirmed that he was urging his agents to get him the role as he was not going to miss out on the series.
“It was something I wasn’t going to let pass me by without giving it my best shot. I annoyed my agents all the time. They said, ‘They’re not ready.’”
It was evident that the actor was immensely dedicated to the role as he was extensively trained to achieve the physique necessary for the role. Cavill even worked on his sword fighting skills rather than using a stunt double for the fight scenes.
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Henry Cavill will be a Part of Another Video Game Adaptation
Henry Cavill loves to play games and was close to missing out on the role of Superman because he was playing World of Warcraft. As per Giant Freaking Robot, the actor is getting ready for the role of Captain Price in a Call of Duty movie. However, there is not much information about the movie, and currently, the actor is busy shooting for the Warhammer project with Amazon.
There was an attempt to make a movie of the popular game series in 2015 when the game had peak popularity. There were plans for a series of movies and TV Series based on the games. However, nothing came into existence after then, but rumors continued to exist. If made correctly the movie and TV series would be a massive hit like The Last of Us.
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The Witcher can be streamed on Netflix.