What fine rump Henry Cavill has - a super bottom, you could say - so why not slap it on the poster for Netflix's new Witcher TV show?
Exactly. Which is why Cavill, turned away from camera, decked out in full Witcher garb, is the lead image for the show. And it's a clever shot, because bum aside, it's how you see Geralt (the character Cavill is playing) for hours and hours when you play The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt video game. It's familiar. It's saying, "This is the character you know."
Oh, and his carrying only one sword in place of the two you're used to seeing him with in the games? As people have pointed out in the comments below: Geralt carries one sword in the books, leaving the other with his horse Roach for when he needs it. And the show, remember, is based on the books, not the games.
Witcher showrunner Lauren Hissrich referred to it on Twitter, too.
"GERALT IS: Stoic. Circumspect. Balanced. Fierce. Soft-and-squishy-in-a-tiny-place-in-his-heart-that-he'll-never-reveal-until-maybe-the-end-and-even-then-it-will-just-be-a-hint-AND-yes-he-only-carries-one-sword-until-wait-for-it..." she wrote, and let the thought trail off.
Where we started it all. ????? @witchernetflix— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) July 1, 2019
Netflix also released the first in-character pictures we've seen of Ciri, played by Freya Allan, and Yennefer, played by Anya Chalotra.
Here's Ciri, with another little intro by Lauren Hissrich:
CIRI IS:— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) July 1, 2019
Going-to-change-the-world-and-what-the-hell-is-she-supposed-to-do-except-be-scared-&-bold-&-learn-&-adapt-&-find-a-family-who-can-walk-by-her-side-no-matter-what-and-maybe-just-maybe-teach-her-the-meaning-of-love. @witchernetflix pic.twitter.com/hEgEVvwfSL
And here's Yennefer, also with an intro by Lauren Hissrich:
Back to where we started! @witchernetflix— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) July 1, 2019
The eight-episode Witcher series will be released on Netflix at some point during the last three months of the year.