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atoMsons said:
Bristow9091 said:

Like others have said, in the books he didn't have a beard, which is what this series is based on. As for the no scars, yeah I agree to some extent, would be nice to see him with some scars and his hair roughed up a bit, although maybe we'll be seeing all this happen during the series lol, but other than that I think he looks decent. 

It's not about that he has or doesn't have a beard in the books vs the game. It's that his appearance without it isn't believable to be Geralt. He needs it to cover his chin, if that makes sense. Just not the vibe he should give off IMO. About his hair, it doesn't need to be roughed up, it's just that it looks like a wig. It just looks like a bad mash up of pieces found in the backstage of a play. I like Cavil, and The Witcher, but this is just not good to me. I fear some toned down show with crappy story telling and acting like most of the Netflix superhero shows.

Get the make-up right Netflix! It's so damn important. Just think how gross Eddard Stark would have been in season 1 if he was some clean cut guy. It's just not the character. Cavil without a beard looks off, so if you want him to play the character you need to make him look the part. With a beard preferably because the other option is a prosthetic which is easier to screw up. Cavils look makes sense to be Superman, but not Geralt.

I mean, it sort of is about whether he has a beard in the book vs the game, simply because, from what I've been told at least (I've never read the books) in the books he's always clean shaven, and complains about beards being itchy, so if they're going that route then yeah I understand the clean cut look. Now, if you're saying he should have a beard solely to cover up his chin, I guess I can see where you're coming from, Henry Cavill has quite the arse chin, lol, although that doesn't really bother me either.

As for the hair, when I say to rough it up I don't mean like roll around in some mud and mess it up and stuff, I simply mean that it looks too... clean and "perfect", as if he's just come off the photo shoot for a shampoo advert, lol, and in the last picture, the actual picture of him, something does look "off" with the hair, as if it's very obviously a wig, a cheap looking one at that, but in the others that are taken from the short teaser video I think it looks fine... weird. 

Also I actually had to google "Eddard Stark" because I've never watched Game of Thrones (I know the name Stark from there lol), turns out it's Ned Stark, didn't know he had another name, lol :P 



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Mr Puggsly said:
Wyrdness said:

DMC's anime draws little from the games despite being based on a game's series so again The Witcher is not going by the games, books lend themselves to be better source material than games for tv shows and movies, the books were there long before the games and they got the license from the author so obviously they'd use them just because the games are popular doesn't mean they'll override everything.

Yes or no. Is Netflix try to capitalize on the popularity of the games?

Yes or no. Did they cast Henry to appeal to the average viewer who may not care about the game?

I think the answer to both is an emphatic yes. I'm not sure what your point is, I'm just pointing at why they made these two choices.

You're moaning about it appealing to people who don't care about the games fact is they're not going by the games it's going by the books that's the whole point the series is not trying to be The Wither games as a TV series, they're capitalizing to bring the lore of the books into motion lore that the games don't touch on.



Wyrdness said:
Mr Puggsly said:

Yes or no. Is Netflix try to capitalize on the popularity of the games?

Yes or no. Did they cast Henry to appeal to the average viewer who may not care about the game?

I think the answer to both is an emphatic yes. I'm not sure what your point is, I'm just pointing at why they made these two choices.

You're moaning about it appealing to people who don't care about the games fact is they're not going by the games it's going by the books that's the whole point the series is not trying to be The Wither games as a TV series, they're capitalizing to bring the lore of the books into motion lore that the games don't touch on.

After TW3, I think the games are more popular than the books. Netflix is certainly counting on fans of the games watching the show.



I like his role in Stardust. Played an asshole to a t. And his Superman wasn't bad with the direction he was given. But the fact that he played completely different characters in those two movies shows me that he has range, and he's capable of portraying a character instead of portraying himself. I say with a good script and the right direction, he'll fit right in this role.



VAMatt said:
Wyrdness said:

You're moaning about it appealing to people who don't care about the games fact is they're not going by the games it's going by the books that's the whole point the series is not trying to be The Wither games as a TV series, they're capitalizing to bring the lore of the books into motion lore that the games don't touch on.

After TW3, I think the games are more popular than the books. Netflix is certainly counting on fans of the games watching the show.

Doesn't mean that's all they're aiming for as evident by them choosing to follow the books.



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Wyrdness said:
VAMatt said:

After TW3, I think the games are more popular than the books. Netflix is certainly counting on fans of the games watching the show.

Doesn't mean that's all they're aiming for as evident by them choosing to follow the books.

 

I'm sure they are hoping to attract fans of the books, the games, and people that have never heard of The Witcher at all.  I was replying to a comment that stated that because they're following the books that must mean they don't care about fans at the game watching the show. That's clearly ridiculous.



VAMatt said:
Wyrdness said:

Doesn't mean that's all they're aiming for as evident by them choosing to follow the books.

 

I'm sure they are hoping to attract fans of the books, the games, and people that have never heard of The Witcher at all.  I was replying to a comment that stated that because they're following the books that must mean they don't care about fans at the game watching the show. That's clearly ridiculous.

No dude read again I never said they don't care I said appealing to people who don't care about the games is the point of not focusing only on the games.



Well, he was clean shaven in the books AND in the first game right?. I think he looks alright but I'd rather see a teaser of his performance in action before I say anything else.



Wyrdness said:
VAMatt said:

 

I'm sure they are hoping to attract fans of the books, the games, and people that have never heard of The Witcher at all.  I was replying to a comment that stated that because they're following the books that must mean they don't care about fans at the game watching the show. That's clearly ridiculous.

No dude read again I never said they don't care I said appealing to people who don't care about the games is the point of not focusing only on the games.

Yeah, you're right.  I guess I misunderstood.  



Wyrdness said:
Mr Puggsly said:

Yes or no. Is Netflix try to capitalize on the popularity of the games?

Yes or no. Did they cast Henry to appeal to the average viewer who may not care about the game?

I think the answer to both is an emphatic yes. I'm not sure what your point is, I'm just pointing at why they made these two choices.

You're moaning about it appealing to people who don't care about the games fact is they're not going by the games it's going by the books that's the whole point the series is not trying to be The Wither games as a TV series, they're capitalizing to bring the lore of the books into motion lore that the games don't touch on.

Let put it as simply as I can...

No games = No Witcher on Netflix



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