The actor tells us about his passion for video games and fantasy in general.
When Henry cavill learned that a serial project The witcher went up to Hollywood, he immediately called his agent! Geralt de Riv, he knows him by heart, having led him with the joystick in hand for hours. So playing him on the screen seemed obvious to the English actor, a big fan of fantasy video games:
“I spend a lot of time on my computer playing Warhammer 40K. I have also devoured Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla lately.“, confides this great follower of Geek culture, initiated into fantasy by his father: “It became a hobby, if I can sum it up like this … And that’s how I got to games. The witcher“, says for Première Henry cavill.
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The actor first got his hands on the second installment, in 2012, “but it was too dense, I didn’t have time to immerse myself in it. It was really with The Witcher 3 that I started to get excited about this saga.“The Netflix superstar admits to taking a gamble after filming season 1: “I tried to redo the whole game in Death March mode, the hardest mode in The Witcher 3. But honestly, it was too stressful. I gave up!”
Nothing to discourage Henry cavill, who remains passionate about the video game saga inspired by the novels of Andrzej Sapkowski: “I thought I heard that the fourth opus would be released in 2025. I am waiting for it firmly! “
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A passion for The witcher which makes laugh his young playmate, Freya Allan, questioned on the question by the site Fortress of Solitude : “Henry is a real geek! It even became our bible on the set of The witcher. Like, we shoot a scene and he says to the production: ‘We should use this line from page 253 of the book Blood of the Elves!’
As soon as he takes off his long gray wig, Henry cavill becomes a player like any other again. A pure gamer, who now has another franchise in his sights: Mass Effect ! As a new series adapted from the games is brewing, the actor confirms to TechRadar his interest :
“I can’t confirm or deny (that I will be) but of course I would be interested! I’m a huge fan of Mass Effect games and it all depends on the storyline – there are so many factors that come into play – but the license itself is fantastic. So being part of it would be a lot of fun! “