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The Witcher Has Henry Cavill Naked In A Tub, That's All You Need To Know

As far as I'm concerned, that's Rivia's arse.

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.

As far as I’m concerned, that’s Rivia’s arse.

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.

An entire season of this please, Netflix.

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.

In Arguably More Shocking My Chemical Romance News, Gerard Way Is Related To Joe Rogan!?

News of My Chemical Romance's reunion is secondary to this.

Get out your eyeliner and black clothes because after several years of sleeping in coffins or something, My Chemical Romance is reuniting. But as exciting as this piece of monumental music news is, it is arguably less shocking than another tidbit that came up: the band’s frontman Gerard Way and podcaster Joe Rogan are actually related.

During a chat with Kevin Smith (via Tone Deaf) on his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, Joe was asked about his family. Specifically, Kevin brought up the issue like this:

“I gotta ask a question on behalf of somebody else. Your grandmother named Josie—Gerard Way, lead singer of My Chemical Romance.” 

To which Joe replied with a simple:

“Yeah, we’re related.”

Talk about two peas from wildly different plant groups. One is a podcaster who dabbles in things ranging from stand-up to UFC and the other is, well, Gerard Way.

As for what their relation is, apparently the pair are cousins through the aforementioned Josie, who is Gerard’s aunt and Joe’s grandmother, as Smith explains:

“I’m talking to Gerard, and he goes, ‘I don’t have 100% confirmation on this, but I’m pretty sure Joe Rogan is my cousin because my Aunt Josie was his grandmother.'”

The chances of two famous people being related are pretty low, let alone those two people being Gerard Way and Joe Rogan. But interestingly, despite being from the same family, Joe says he and Gerard don’t actually know each other.

With My Chemical Romance reuniting and The Joe Rogan Experience being one of the most popular podcasts around, the only reasonable course of action now that this weird piece of information is out of the bag is to have Joe and Gerard meet and have a chat.

It’s time for these two polar opposites to meet and bring this whole thing full circle.

'Saw' Was Inspired By A Crippling Migraine And Mel Gibson's 'Mad Max'

Inspiration comes from the most unexpected, and occasionally painful, places.

When James Wan and Leigh Whannell’s horror masterpiece, Saw, was dropped upon us back in 2004, it was something of a revelation. Nothing pointed to the film being a success, let alone being an iconic entry into the horror movie lexicon due to its premise, the traps, iconic scenes like the leg sawing bit, and Jigsaw as the mastermind antagonist.

Yet Saw proved to be the little scary film that could, becoming one of the most successful horror movies ever, and it’s even more unbelievable when you consider that the movie only turned out the way it did because of a migraine and Mad Max.

When James Wan and Leigh Whannell were still in the writing stages of Saw, Whannell was suffering from migraines due to stress and unhappiness over working at a dead end job he hated.

Convinced his migraine was a brain tumour, he went to see a neurologist and while waiting in the waiting room, he had the thought, “What if you were given the news that you had a tumor and you were going to die soon? How would you react to that?”

After combining that admittedly dark thought with the idea of someone putting others into a literal version of a life or death situation with only a few minutes to choose their fate, the memorable character of Jigsaw was born.

As for how Mad Max came to influence Saw, it wasn’t Mel Gibson or the grim look that inspired Wan and Whannell. Rather, it was Mad Max‘s ending where Max gives a baddie – who is handcuffed to a burning car that’s about to explode – the choice to either saw (heh) off his own leg (which will be quicker) or sawing through the handcuffs (which will take longer).

This iconic scene more or less directly inspired the ending of Saw where Dr. Lawrence Gordon is basically given the same choice in order to escape death, except that the difference is the baddie dies whereas Lawrence ultimately ends up (improbably) surviving.

Inspiration comes from the most unexpected – and occasionally painful – places and it certainly was the case for James Wan and Leigh Whannell when it came to Saw, which is still as memorable today as it was back in 2004.

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