One of the most significant traits of Witchers on Netflix’s ‘The Witcher’ is that these hunters are emotionless killers. During a panel at this year’s SDCC, Henry Cavill revealed that is not always the case – at least with how he’ll be portraying Geralt of Rivia in the series.
According to Cavill:
“It’s not that Witcher’s aren’t supposed to make moral decisions, it’s the myth that they don’t have emotions, but that’s what aids them in asking for coin for a monster, and if they don’t have emotions then they can negotiate as hard as they want and someone can’t use the ‘my kids’ line. Geralt is much more than that. He has this hard exterior because he believes that’s the way the world is, but in truth deep down, there’s this man that has a belief in what the world can be.”
Straight from the mouth of the actor who is portraying Geralt, we’ll see the character have emotion, but that he keeps it well hidden. Only those who spend a lot of time with the character such as Dandelion and later Yennefer and Ciri will be able to see through his rough exterior which is what will inspire the loyalty of his friends.
It will be interesting to discover if any of Geralt’s emotions, or lack of them, will play into the balance of darkness and humor in the series.
Are you looking forward to checking out ‘The Witcher’ when it is released? Are you glad to see that Geralt will have emotions on the series? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Based on the best-selling fantasy series of books, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts,” Netflix said. “But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.
Source: Comic Book