‘The Witcher’: Was Henry Cavill the Right Casting Choice for Geralt of Rivia? — Fans Weigh In

The Witcher has taken the world by storm and people can’t seem to stop discussing the new hit Netflix series. The main character, Geralt of Rivia, is played by Henry Cavill. Read on to find out what fans think of his performance as Geralt.

Who is Geralt of Rivia?

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Henry Cavill portrays the monster hunter, Geralt of Rivia. He’s an experienced witcher with a horse for a best friend named Roach. The series is based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s novels. Numerous viewers are already familiar with the CD Projekt Red RPG series based on the books.

Why Henry Cavill was the right actor for the role

Cavill had his heart set on playing the part. He’s a fan of both the books and games, and knew he would nail the role of Geralt. So, what do fans think of Cavill as Geralt of Rivia? Does he do the role justice? Anticipation was enormously high for this show and first reactions paint The Witcher in a positive light.

Fans weigh in on Cavill as Geralt

Some fans weren’t initially sold with Cavill in the main role until they finally saw it. But once they did, it became clear that Cavill was the right actor for The Witcher.

“I just can’t believe that I initially thought he wasn’t a good choice for the role,” a Reddit user explained. “He nailed it. Who else could have been the whole package? He knows the character and the lore inside and out, so he was able to portray Geralt very faithfully.”

Others echoed similar concerns at first. “Honestly I thought that Henry wouldn’t suit this role at all, but he’s proven me wrong,” another user agreed.

Numerous other fans admit that they had doubts at first. “Same here. When he was announced I thought that it would never work,” another Reddit user wrote. “But after watching the first season, he totally nailed it. He was exactly everything that I remembered from the Geralt of the games.”

Cavill as Geralt makes the series that much better

Some viewers said Cavill’s performance as Geralt made the show that much more watchable for them. “What was the biggest selling point of the series for me? Cavil’s interpretation of the character Geralt. Brilliant. Made me want to watch the series,” another user said.

Cavill did excellent work as Geralt and fans seem to have taken notice. He got everything down, including the grunts that fans were seriously here for. “He really did a great job with this role,” a Reddit user wrote. “From the grunts to the long menacing stares and the eloquent speeches here and there; all just fantastic. Plus the dude carries himself perfectly IMO.”

Some viewers were skeptical at first, but once they heard Geralt speak, they were hooked. “I was a skeptic when I saw the images but once I heard him talk I was a fan,” another user said. “Now I want to go back and reread the books. I’m loving this show!”

Some fans really can’t get enough of Henry Cavill. “I love Henry’s passion for the characters and the universe. It’s been a joy watching him bring the world to life,” another user said.

Fans have spoken and a lot of them believe Cavill was the perfect casting choice for Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher.