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Henry Cavill Says The Witcher Doesn't Mean He Won't Play Superman Again

Henry Cavill Says The Witcher Doesn't Mean He Won't Play Superman Again

Following an early screening of the first episode of The Witcher, social media was awash with praise for Henry Cavill and his portrayal of protagonist Geralt of Rivia.

You'll be able to feast your eyes on it tomorrow (Friday), when it drops on Netflix - and don't be fooled into thinking his performance comes at the expense of Superman.

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Henry Cavill says his role in The Witcher doesn't rule him out from playing Superman. Credit: Netflix
Henry Cavill says his role in The Witcher doesn't rule him out from playing Superman. Credit: Netflix

Yes, it seems Cavilliers/Cavillonites/Cavillheads might just be able to have their cake and eat it, with the actor indicating he could juggle both roles.

Speaking to the Radio Times, he said: "You've got to keep in mind that regardless of what movies I'll be doing over the next few years, you can fit two projects into one year."

When asked whether this meant there was still 'hope' he would don the famous cape once again, Cavill referenced the 'S' symbol - which was revealed in his first Superman film Man of Steel to be a Kryptonian symbol for hope - and said: "I mean, that's what it stands for, right?"

Watch this space then, I suppose.

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In the meantime though, the 36-year-old Witcher superfan is buzzing that he got to play his 'dream' role.

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He said: "This is very much my kind of thing, and a dream job to have.

"I ended up falling in love with the books after the games, and after I had my first conversation with [executive producer] Lauren Schmidt Hissrich.

"I pursued it. I heard that Netflix was turning it into a show. And while playing the game, all I was thinking was: 'How can I turn this into a TV show or movie?'

Fans are eager to see Cavill don his cape once again. Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures
Fans are eager to see Cavill don his cape once again. Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

"I hear Netflix has picked it up, and so I called my agents, and said, 'Guys, this is really, really important to me. I want to make sure that I at least get in the door. Obviously you can't get me the role just by a conversation, but get me in the door so that I can at least speak to the right people and express my love for this and my passion for this.'

"And I did. They got me in the door first, and I got to meet Lauren. It was about seven weeks later, after the whole casting process had happened, and they hadn't necessarily found anyone who was going to fit the role more precisely to whatever vision.

"Then they called upon me, and I came back, and did my audition. And I got it that afternoon."

The eight-part show is based upon Polish writer Andrzej Sapowski's novel series about a solitary monster hunter 'struggling to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts'.

The Witcher drops on Netflix tomorrow (20 December). So if you don't fancy going out, you could always treat yourself to an evening of wicked beasts on the sofa.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: TV and Film, US Entertainment, Netflix

Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University, where he learnt a bit about media and a lot about living without heating. After spending a few years in Australia and New Zealand, Jake secured a role at an obscure radio station in Norwich, inadvertently becoming a real-life Alan Partridge in the process. From there, Jake became a reporter at the Eastern Daily Press. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.