Henry Cavill wants to play Geralt in The Witcher TV series even though everybody knows Mads Mikkelsen is the only real choice

Or Viggo Mortesen, maybe. Or Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. Or even Idris Alba, because in the otherwise disappointing absence of a she-witcher feminist space lizard conspiracy, this internet dramapocalypse would be an acceptable consolation prize.

But Superman? I dunno. He’s into it, though.

Talking to IGN at a recent Mission: Impossible – Fallout press event, Henry Cavill went total fanboy over the games, the original books by Andrzej Sapkowski, and the possibility of starring as its pallid protagonist in Netflix’s TV adaptation.

“The Witcher 3. I just replayed all the way through,” Cavill tells them, about what he’s been playing. “Love that game. Really good game. The books are amazing. The books are really, really good.”

Asked if he’d be interested in the role of Geralt in the show, he replies “Absolutely. Yeah, that would be an amazing role.”

The cast for the TV series hasn’t been confirmed for the moment, although we do know that the featured characters include Yennefer, Ciri, Triss, and a lot of other names I only recognise from writing about the games (or not even then) because I haven’t actually played any of them because I’m the worst.

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