Henry Cavill might have a tenuous relationship with the DC Extended Universe right now, but he’s still firmly entrenched in another blockbuster franchise. And he is about to make his return to the screen as a particular character. We are getting our first glimpses of The Witcher Season 2 and there have even been some early shots of Cavill as the White Wolf on the show. It’s going to be an awesome second season.
The Witcher’s official Twitter account was quick to post some pictures of Henry Cavil in character. It’s a welcome sign in which the show and the actor are welcoming viewers back to the Continent, the setting for this fantasy world. Check out the new look and get excited for the second season of the Netflix hit:
The Witcher is just wrapping up its filming for Season 2 and Henry Cavill is definitely getting an updated look as the character Geralt of Rivia. But he also goes by a number of other different names like the Butcher of Blaviken and also Gwynbleidd which translates to White Wolf. That’s the style he’s bringing in these latest pictures. He’s clearly sporting some whiter hair in this picture with the snow forest backdrop to accentuate the reminder that Geralt has these other monikers.
With filming and production finalizing on April 2nd, we could be looking at a 2021 return of The Witcher on Netflix. Originally, filming was set to begin in early 2020, but pandemic-related closures and regulations put the delay on that for over a year now. It was always clear that the show would be returning, the timeline just got a little funky as it did for most of the industry. But with Henry Cavill in the lead and great reception and numbers around the first season, there wasn’t a doubt we’d get a return to the story sooner than later.
Season 1 of The Witcher was a massive success for Netflix. The story of Henry Cavill as Geralt, based on the popular video game of the same name, captured a huge section of fans looking for a Game of Thrones-like fantasy story with all of the requisite fighting, magic, intrigue, and storytelling. Obviously, a bit more insular than the HBO smash hit, there was definitely an audience ready to embrace this program. When it first debuted, it trailed only Stranger Things and The Mandalorian in terms of on-demand viewership on streaming platforms. This was a massive hit.
What the future holds for Henry Cavill as Superman in the DC Universe isn’t known at this point. With each day it feels like the news changes over whether he still has a place in the franchise or if DC plans on going a totally new direction. We know there are plans to recast a version of the character but in the comic book world, multiple versions are sustainable. But having one of the biggest television shows around isn’t a bad backup plan all things considered. And seeing him transforming more into the White Wolf makes it even more exciting.