The first images of Netflix’s The Witcher series have been released. But I can’t help feeling as though we’ve seen this character before. For the long white blonde locks look awfully familiar.
Ah, yes, I remember now. It’s Legolas from The Lord of the Rings – just with a sword in place of a quiver. And a different script, of course.
Obviously, they’re not the same people: Orlando Bloom played the Middle-Earth hero, whilst Henry Cavill shows he’s more than just a Man of Steel. But have you ever seen the two in the same room? No, neither have we.
The series is due to launch later this year. But don’t expect it to be everything you remember from the PlayStation 4 masterpiece; this is based on the book series instead of the game. And there’s a reason for that.
The licence relationship between the author and CD Projekt RED turned a little sour. And as a result, the two have largely cut ties with one another, choosing to work on their respective intellectual property without the other’s input. Hence the series will take inspiration from the print stories rather than the virtual reincarnation. But what exactly does this mean?
Well, for starters, Geralt is clean shaven (no hipster beard, here). And he only carries the one sword; the second is carried by his horse. Then there’s the fact that the book events take place long before the era of The Wild Hunt, hence Cavill’s lack of scars.
The dodgy looking silver wig from previous preview events has also, thankfully, gone. The rest? We’ll just have to wait and see.
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