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Filming Of 'The Witcher' Resumes After Henry Cavill Injured On Set

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Filming Of 'The Witcher' Resumes After Henry Cavill Injured On Set

Netflix's The Witcher will continue filming without Henry Cavill for a short while as he sustained a minor leg muscle injury on set.

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The report from Deadline states that, while on an assault course suspended twenty feet above the ground and wearing a safety harness, Cavill pulled the muscle in his leg. As far as injuries on assault courses suspended twenty feet above the ground go, this is extremely lucky, and it is thanks to the safety harness that he's not recovering from more severe injuries. We already knew that the actor completes all of the stunt work for the role, as well as the iconic and grumpy "hm"s and "mhm"s of the bounty hunter.

"It's very important to me that when you see Geralt on screen that you know it's Geralt," he said at Comic-Con 2019 about the upcoming first season of the show. "And that it's not 'some guy' that can do the Geralt stuff and I'm just the actor. For me, the character involves all of that." Cavill is also a mega fan of the original series of books by author Andrzej Sapkowski, and he loves the game from studio CD Projekt Red.

The Witcher / Credit: Netflix
The Witcher / Credit: Netflix
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"Geralt's moral compass is always aimed in the direction of doing the right thing. There are times where he is seemingly very cruel and harsh, but that's only because both choices are not the right thing. And that's the great thing about Sapkowski's writing is that everyone is a hero of their own story," explained Cavill in an interview with Mashable, and added how different interpretations of the character lent themselves to the development of Netflix's The Witcher.

"What I found with Doug's performance is that it lended a huge amount of gravitas to very few words spoken," continued Cavill. "We don't have the luxury of an inner monologue which we have in the books. So I wanted every single sentence, every single word he said to carry weight, and I found Doug managed to achieve that in the games."

Filming on The Witcher has been paused two times in its second season, firstly with a positive coronavirus case from one of its new cast members, and secondly with a coronavirus outbreak on set last month. Thankfully, everyone stayed safe and filming resumed with little to no upheaval. Yet, due to these setbacks, we might not see The Witcher return to the small screen for some time.

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Topics: News, The Witcher

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