25 Dec 2019 10:31 AM +00:00 UTC

The Witcher: Henry Cavill Insisted on More Magic Despite Huge CGI Cost for Netflix Series

It's no secret that The Witcher is all about magic. However, Henry Cavill initially felt that the Netflix series wasn't showing enough. This is why the Justice League star insisted on using more CGI on the show although it meant a strain on the budget.

Cavill recently spoke to GQ where he admitted that he wanted his new series to truly embrace Geralt of Rivia's powers. He revealed that he was the one who insisted on using more CGI in the series to do justice to his character.

"I really wanted to push that in there, because for me the audience must know he can do these things. It mattered to me because it's all part of being a Witcher," Cavill said.


That's not the only thing that Cavill wanted to see in The Witcher. The Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice actor also claimed that he wanted to make sure that the show would be true to the books.

"I want to do it as true to the lore as possible. For me it was about bringing my love for the character to the show, as a fan – I want to protect it. It would've hurt my heart to hear there was a show that I didn't jump on, [especially] if someone else had a unique and perhaps even brilliant interpretation of Geralt, but one not who I, as a fan, sees," Cavill said.

Not surprisingly, Cavill's insistence may have been exactly what the series needed. The Witcher is currently one of the highest-rated shows on Netflix.

You can stream The Witcher on Netflix right now.

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