After several months of waiting and tasty teases of Henry Cavill as
buff Legolas Geralt of Rivia, Netflix has dropped a hefty final trailer for The Witcher that reveals its much-anticipated premiere date.
But everything new we’ve learned about Netflix’s take on The Witcher – including the release date – is secondary to one particular moment in the trailer: Henry Cavill is naked in a bath tub.
That’s right. Henry Cavill. Naked. Bath. Tub.
After wondering for ages whether the creative folks over at Netflix were going to recreate or pay tribute to the infamous “naked Geralt in a bath tub” scene from The Witcher III as the show is based on the books rather than the games, we finally got our answer and I am not disappointed.
Hell, the whole season of The Witcher could just be Henry Cavill dressed as Geralt going around visiting all the bathhouses in the land and I’ll still watch the hell out of it.
Besides naked Henry Cavill in a bath tub, the rest of the Witcher clip is actually pretty damn cool.
At the risk of sounding too optimistic, the production values and world-building look stunning, there’s some kickarse sword action, crazy fantasy stuffs, and even some funny quips.
But perhaps the biggest cause for optimism is Henry Cavill. Not because he’s naked but because he absolutely nails Geralt’s voice, look and physicality. All those years of being a massive fan of The Witcher has paid off handsomely for him and us because if of the show sucks, it certainly won’t be because of him.
As for when we get to see Henry Cavill naked in a tub and whatever else happens on The Witcher, the show premieres on December 20, making it the perfect early Christmas present.