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Henry Cavill Wants to Star in Netflix’s The Witcher

Henry Cavill has revealed that he would love to star in Netflix's upcoming The Witcher television series.

Aside from becoming popular for gaining fame by portraying renowned comic-book character Superman for DC Extended Universe, British actor Henry Cavill (Justice League, Man of Steel) is also known for being an avid video game lover to his fans.

Recently, his strong performance in this summer's Mission: Impossible – Fallout has earned him major acclaim and perhaps, he is eyeing for his next big project, which is to star in Netflix's upcoming anticipated television adaptation of The Witcher series.

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Henry Cavill Wants to Star in Netflix’s The Witcher

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In one of his latest interview, Cavill has talked about his passion for immensely popular action role-playing video game series from Polish developer/publisher CD Projekt Red when he was asked about what he has been playing lately.

Then he replied saying that he just finished replaying The Witcher 3 and in response to a question of whether he would like to play protagonist Geralt of Rivia in Netflix's The Witcher series, he simply said, "Absolutely. Yeah, that would be an amazing role".

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The Witcher video game franchise was built upon original novels written by author Andrzej Sapkowski, by developer studio CDPR, which has led to a total of three successful installments which received critical acclaim.

Back in May 2017, online streaming-service Netflix decided to explore their distinct take on its lore before producer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich (Marvel's Daredevil, Marvel's The Defenders) was finally announced as series show-runner in December 2017.

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Previously, Cavill revealed on late-night talk show Conan that he originally missed a call from director Zack Snyder (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Watchmen) to be cast as Superman because he was too busy playing World of Warcraft at that time.

Cavill also took interest in reading Sapkowski's novels and recommended them worth reading as they are really good. Although we know very less about current status of this upcoming Netflix series, script for pilot is complete but no news on casting yet.

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