Where according to Variety
, the man in question is none other than Superman Henry Cavill - an avid gamer in his own right that has not only played through The Witcher games but is a fan of the books too. Not that being a fan makes one the perfect candidate, but it does add some context to the casting as this could very well be a dream role for the talented actor best known for playing Superman in the recent DC Cinematic Universe version of the character.
And sure, Henry Cavill may not have long grey hair and a beard, or scars, but that's what make-up is for. According to the report, Netflix will produce an eight-episode first season of The Witcher, with Lauren Schmidt Hissrich serving as executive producer and showrunner. With the following description given.
Based on the best-selling fantasy series, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.