Though news of the upcoming The Witcher TV series from Netflix has slowed down exponentially since the full cast reveal back in September, there's still a lot to be excited for. With our first teaser of Man of Steel's Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, we're getting closer and closer to seeing how this universe will translate as a full TV series. One fan in particular decided to take his excitement and translate it into a beautiful tribute piece for Cavill as he trades in his cape for bigger and better things.
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The above art by Yadvender Singh is quite stunning and is only one of many incredible tributes. Another well-known artist also put his spin on the big reveal, adding a more gruff look to the character we know and love. You can check out BossLogic's new take on Cavill's Geralt below:
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The video at the top of the article shows off a bare-faced Geralt looking less weathered than we know him from the games. Since the upcoming Netflix series is reportedly based on the books and set in a time years before the third game, it's understandable that Geralt would look younger with a fresher face. Plus his hatred for facial hair was wildly known in the original novels.
Still, it was a shock to many, and the above fan art from BossLogic definitely lessens the blow for those confused by the apparent makeup test. Since the first season will be a younger Geralt, BossLogic even captioned his art with "Season 2" in order to set his own piece ahead of the current status of the Netflix adaptation.
It's hard to judge Cavill's Geralt off of a simple makeup test video, because context can be key. CGI, the right environment setting, makeup, lighting; these are all things we can't properly see in such a simple teaser video. Who knows? The Man of Steel star could wind up being the perfect witcher! We won't know until we see a fully stylized trailer.
The Witcher Netflix series is currently without a release date, though it is slated for some point next year. For more details on the upcoming series, such as the most recent casting reveals, fan art, theories, and more, you can check out our further coverage here.
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