Netflix's 'The Witcher' Latest Images Show Geralt, Yennefer, And A Big Old Monster
With only one (brief) trailer so far, and no release date in sight, fans are hungrier for fresh details on Netflix's live-action adaptation of The Witcher than an Archgriffin is for the flesh of a plump Velen peasant.
I'd love to be able to tell you that I've got a new trailer or a release date for you today, but much like the twisted world of the Andrzej Sapkowski novels on which the show is based, this ain't no fairy tale.
While I can't offer you any particularly juicy details this day, I can at least show you a fresh batch of images that offer new looks at Henry Cavill's Geralt, Anya Chalotra's Yennefer, Roach (actor unknown), and a mysterious monster. They should keep you ticking over until the show lands on Netflix - whenever that is.
Perhaps the most interesting of the new images is the aforementioned mystery monster (via Corierre), which you can see above. After all, what good is a Witcher without a monster to slay? No good at all, I say.
All we can see of the beast is two razor-sharp talons, which means it's a little unclear what kind of monster this is. Given the size of its claws compared to the human hand that's reaching out to touch it, however, we can safely assume that it's a pretty hefty-sized monster. A werewolf, perhaps?
Speaking of the human hand in the image, what's the deal there? Are they attempting to tame or calm the beast? Is this something that's going to end well for them? The Witcher isn't a world of black and whites after all, so there's every chance Geralt could be called upon to protect this particular beast.
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On the subject of Geralt, there he is just below, riding his trusty steed Roach through a forest. Where's he headed? What's he up to? How many main objectives has he ignored in favour of pursuing random points of interest littered across the map? We may never know. Cavill is looking good, though.
On the subject of Cavill, he recently reiterated just how into The Witcher franchise he is. Even before getting cast as Geralt, Cavill was a keen fan of the novels and games and, in his own words, "lived and breathed" the fantasy universe. An encouraging sign from the leading man.
Finally, we have Yennefer looking like the badass sorceress we've all come to know and love. I very much look forward to seeing her come into Geralt's life, especially as a fan of The Witcher games who doesn't really have too much knowledge regarding the original novels and the early days of Geralt and Yen.
Netflix's The Witcher is still expected to arrive before the end of 2019, so let's hope Netflix gets its skates on and announces a release date sometime before the actual end of 2019, which is just a couple of months away.
Featured Image Credit: Netflix