Netflix has unveiled first look of Henry Cavill as ‘Geralt of Rivia’ for its upcoming take on The Witcher fantasy series.

Lauren Schmidt Hissrich is working on the adaptation of Andrzej Sapkowski’s fantasy novel for Netflix, and the streaming service has teased the upcoming series with a short clip of Cavill as the magical monster hunter.

A serious Cavill is seen wearing a long, silver wig while taking a sip from a potion bottle. He will star alongside Freya Allan as ‘Ciri’, Anya Chalotra as ‘Yennefer’ and Anna Shaffer as ‘Triss’.

The short teaser of Cavill as the character has sparked hilarious memes, with many internet users drawing comparisons between Cavill and Lord of the Rings’s elf characters from the film, such as Orlando Bloom’s ‘Legolas’ and Lee Pace’s ‘Thranduil’.

Others expressed that Cavill’s silver tresses bear a striking resemblance to ‘Lucius Malfoy’ from Harry Potter and ‘Raiden’ from the 1995 film Mortal Kombat. Take a look at more comical comparisons below.

Get your first look at Henry Cavill in The Witcher!

— Netflix US (@netflix) October 31, 2018

— Stafford Lyons (@stafford_lyons) October 31, 2018

Is he any relation to Lucius Malfoy?

— Greg Bulmash 🥑 (@YiddishNinja) October 31, 2018

Or Todd the Wraith

— Greg Bulmash 🥑 (@YiddishNinja) October 31, 2018

He looks too clean, not mutant at all and with no scars. This looks more like Raiden from the Mortal Kombat movie than Geralt of Rivia.

— Cozy Gamer Gimp (@GrumpyCatterman) October 31, 2018

Good enough.

— Charles PM (@CharlesPulliam) October 31, 2018

First look at Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia.

— Andy Kelly (@ultrabrilliant) October 31, 2018

Get your first look at Henry Cavill in The Witcher!

— Wesley Yin-Poole (@wyp100) October 31, 2018

Henry cavill in #TheWitcher

— Rafael (@Piovinha) October 31, 2018

Get your first look at Henry Cavill in The Witcher!

— The Discourse Lover (@Trillburne) October 31, 2018

why is netflix’s the witcher look like a power ranger?

— rockcock64 (@rockcock64) October 31, 2018

The first look at Henry Cavill's Geralt from 'The Witcher' is reminding some of these long-haired legends 💇

— FANDOM (@getFANDOM) October 31, 2018

Ya decía yo que el Geralt de Henry Cavill me sonaba de algo…

— El WAAAAAAAAAAGH Furioso de la Literatura (@geekfurioso) October 31, 2018

[via Polygon, opening image via LOTR, Netflix]

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