THE WITCHER on Netflix is still a long way off but fans of the books and video games are eager to see who will be cast in the lead role of Geralt of Rivia.
Netflix is currently in the process of adapting book and video game The Witcher to series.
The hugely popular fantasy novels by Andrzej Sapkowski have legions of fans globally who are eagerly anticipating the small screen adaptation.
Writers are already hard at work on the script with showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich regularly tweeting updates.
The release date is still a long way off however, with the show not expected to be out until 2020.
Fans have been speculating endlessly about the casting possibilities for the much loved characters.
The books follow a group of supernatural monster hunters led by Geralt of Rivia.
Known for his long icy blonde hair, the protagonist is is a monster hunter for hire who possesses superhuman abilities and master swordsman skills.
Also known as the ‘White Wolf’, Geralt is a “mutated monster hunter, struggling to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts”.
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Fan favourites to be cast as Geralt include Game of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and actor Mads Mikkelson.
Another fan choice is Zach McGowan from Black Sails, The 100 and Shameless.
However, a certain Hollywood A-lister has just thrown their name in the hat to take on the role.
Henry Cavill aka Superman, has said he wants to play Geralt in the upcoming series.
When asked if he was interested in the role by IGN this week, Cavill responded: “Absolutely. Yeah, that would be an amazing role.”
He also said he’s a fan of the books.
Artist Bosslogic has run with the idea of Cavill taking on the role and created an image of the actor as Geralt and posted it to their Instagram.
Other actors who fans have been suggesting include Viking’s star Travis Fimmel and Charlie Hunnam from Sons of Anarchy.
Casting for the series officially began back in June, so hopefully some announcements will be made at some stage this year.
Schmidt Hissrich tweeted at the time: “So. Let’s talk casting. Yes, I said the magic word! Casting is starting soon, and no, I can’t tell you who our top picks are so don’t ask.”
Another character fabs are excited to see cast is Yennefer, with actress Eva Green from Penny Dreadful the fan favourite at the moment.
Star Wars’ Mark Hamill has said he wants to play the part of Vesemir, Geralt’s father figure.
Responding to a tweet about Vesemir he tweeted: “I have no idea what this is or what it’s about but agree it could/should be played by me.”
Regardless of who will eventually be chosen, the casting process is underway so fans will have to wait and see.
The Witcher is set to be released on Netflix in 2020.