Fans Have Loved Another Face for Geralt of Rivia After Henry Cavill and It Is Not Liam Hemsworth

Published 01/11/2024, 11:58 PM EST

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A few years ago, Henry Cavill stirred a nod of frenzy in the Witcherverse after manifesting the role of the iconic monster-hunter, Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher. Despite his mastery of Geralt’s portrayal, a disrupting setback ensued for the fandom when the uproar of creative differences led to his unprecedented farewell from the franchise, leaving his swordsmanship to Liam Hemsworth. However, the spark of enthusiasm made a chaotic comeback in the sorcerer’s world with a new face projection resurgence by a 3D artist for the character.  

A fanart made by the 3D artist Wonki Cho, doing the rounds of socials with a resurface, set off some otherworldly excitement among the fans months ago. The projection flaunts an older imaginary version of Geralt of Rivia, featuring the Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen. The spot on artistry displays the famous actor in smoky-gray locks and silver-tinged stubble. Furthermore, the fan creation also exhibits source-accurate armor with the splendid detailing of the white wolf medallion, Gwynbleidd. From the looks of it, the artist also went to great lengths to design the specifics of the sword. 

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The alleged controversies that led to Henry Cavill’s exit from the show hardly went unnoticed by any. Therefore, there is no doubt that Henry Cavill’s The Witcher avatar was difficult to swap mentally ever since. However, it seems like the digital sculptor, Wonki Cho, accomplished the unthinkable with his visual treat for Geralt’s new face for the fans years ago. Especially since the particulars looked so right on the target. 

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Having overcome the unprecedented, this virtual rendering stimulated major fan hype. And well, for good enough reasons.

The Witcher fans applauded Wonki Cho for his flawless art

Who would have imagined fans backing up for Geralt’s depiction without Henry Cavill could cause such fanaticism? Wonki Cho not only managed an on-the-mark detailing with his art but also sparked a shift in thought with his spotless craft. The passion, the eye, and the creativity take all the credit for his perfect illustration of the same.

The fandom, being adept in The Witcher’s world, showered an eruption of applause in the social threads. However, the art also steered the fan’s concern about which part he should be involved in for the series or the game. Some fans also feared Netflix’s take on this inspiration due to source inaccuracy issues.

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Virtual exchanges are indeed nothing without overriding reactions. But even fans know how to attest to credit where it is due, and the same was visible from the limitless string of praises. While it must have been a fresh view for the onlookers of the Witcherverse to laud another actor’s highlight in Geralt’s shoes, it seems that Mads Mikkelsen’s virtual sporting of the same could have made the fit just fine with the audience.

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What do you think of Mads Mikkelson’s face as the Geralt of Rivia? Let us know in the comments below!

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Anushka Bhattacharya

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I'm Anushka Bhattacharya, an entertainment journalist at Netflix Junkie. Armed with a degree in literature, I once wielded my words to catalyze change within society through my work with NGOs. However, as I stumbled into the exuberant hole of crime thrillers and documentaries on Netflix, it was love at first sight and pushed me into entertainment journalism.

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