Two Years Before His Final ‘The Witcher’ Appearance, Henry Cavill Showed Interest in Joining This Video Game Adaptation

Published 09/20/2023, 3:55 AM EDT

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Henry Cavill’s journey in The Witcher officially came to an end with the third season. Considering last season’s attempts to bring the series closer to its original source, there is a sense of hope in the air for the fans. However, it almost seems impossible for someone else to fill in for Cavill who has become the OG Geralt in the fandom’s eyes. A part of the reason that helped Cavill ace his portrayal of Geralt was his knowledge of the source material. 

Cavill, being a fanatic of Andrzej Sapkowski novels and The Witcher games, embraced the character in the best manner possible. However, The Witcher was not the only game adaptation Cavill wanted to be a part of.

Henry Cavill wanted to be in the adaptation of this survival game

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Any ardent fan of the Man Of Steel actor would know that gaming has been his favorite pastime for many years. In fact, one reason Cavill was so hell-bent on grabbing a role in Lauren Hissrich’s series was his love for the game. Though he ended up annoying the showrunner for a meeting to cast him in the show, the star definitely knew he was made for the show. During the promotion of the second season of The Witcher, Cavill told Gamereactor how he would like to be a part of another video game adaptation, Red Dead Redemption. 

Amidst the chaos of the industry and media pressure, the actor seeks refuge in video games. One of the games that he started playing in December 2021 was Rockstar San Diego’s survival game. When asked what game adaptation would he like for Netflix to adopt next, the actor replied “Red Dead Redemption”. The actor further went on to say that he recently started playing the game and was enjoying it very much. Therefore, he would love for the game “to turn into a movie”. 

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The Enola Holmes actor has been a fan of The Witcher game. However, during an interview, the actor revealed it was not his favorite game. 

The Witcher is not Cavill’s favorite game

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The Emmy Award-winning actor usually likes to play a plethora of RPGs, action adventures, and shooters in video games. In fact, Cavill was so involved in playing the MMORPG World Of Warcraft game that he almost missed the call confirming his role as Superman. The actor also expressed his love for the Total War series, which is a turn-based strategy game. When it comes to the fantasy genre, fans would naturally guess The Witcher to be his favorite game. However, that is not quite true.

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During an interview with GQ, the Justice League actor revealed his favorite game of all time. It was The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, which earned a billion dollars in just 30 days of its release. The 40-year-old also said how he could not play multiplayer games as his brothers were not present with him. Therefore, the star opted for single-player games, among which Skyrim was his personal favorite. Expressing his admiration for the Bethesda Softworks game, the actor said, “Goodness me, that’s a great game”.

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What do you think about Henry Cavill’s love for video games? Let us know if you think Cavill should star in the live-action adaptation of Red Dead Redemption if it is ever made!

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Hriddhi Maitra

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Hriddhi Maitra is a Hollywood News reporter at Netflix Junkie. An enthusiastic movie buff, Hriddhi found her true calling when she worked as a Cinema Content Writer at My Cinema Story while analyzing movies objectively, and offering constructive feedback. Coming from a background where she worked in different niches like finance, food, travel, medicines, automobile, and entertainment, we can safely say she is a jack of all trades.

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