Hot Damn, Henry Cavill Looks Shredded In Every Way, Thanks To The Witcher

It's been a minute since Henry Cavill last showed off his Superman physique -- and it's gotten a bit roughed up. Cavill is currently taping The Witcher TV series, which arrives on Netflix toward the end of 2019. Cavill plays the lead role of Geralt of Rivia, who is a "witcher" or monster hunter. Looks like monster hunting is a tricky business, and Cavill showed off his battle scars:

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Oh my. Henry Cavill's fellow DC stars got punny in the replies -- Zachary Levi (Shazam) responded with "You look cut, bruh," and Jason Momoa (Aquaman) went with "Looking shredded bro." Yes, and yes. He's cut, he's shredded, he's ripped. Apparently that's not a makeup job on Henry Cavill's torso, since seems to be out of hair and makeup in this particular shot.

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We got our first look at Henry Cavill in character back on Halloween 2018, and he's basically unrecognizable in The Witcher. The TV show is based on the best-selling fantasy saga from Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski, spanning eight novels and story collections. Here's the show logline, per Netflix:

The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.

Netflix previously announced the role Ciri, Princess of Cintra, will be played by Freya Allan; other characters from the court at Cintra include Queen Calanthe (Jodhi May), and her husband, the knight Eist (Björn Hlynur Haraldsson), along with the druid Mousesack (Adam Levy). The sorceress Yennefer will be played by Anya Chalotra. Tissaia (MyAnna Buring) leads the magical academy at Aretuza. Yennefer is joined by other novice sorcerers Fringilla (Mimi Ndiweni) and Sabrina (Therica Wilson-Read). Millie Brady plays outcast Princess Renfri.

Showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich shared a statement after the main roles were announced:

Casting The Witcher has been one of the biggest projects of my career, and undoubtedly the most exciting. I can’t wait for these wonderful actors to bring such iconic and loved characters to life on screen, and to share these special stories with viewers all over the world.

Netflix recently revealed (via Deadline) The Witcher would arrive on the streaming service in the final quarter of 2019. There's no premiere date yet, but stay tuned and keep checking our Netflix premiere date schedule.

Meanwhile, Warner Bros. has yet to declare anything when it comes to Henry Cavill's future as Superman in the DCEU. Cavill was supposed to cameo in Shazam! but scheduling issues reportedly got in the way. There was talk at that point that Cavill was out as Superman/Clark Kent, but Warner Bros. said no decisions had been made about future Superman films. Jason Momoa, who seems to be tight with Cavill, also said Henry wasn't leaving as Superman.

Stay tuned for whatever comes next for Henry Cavill, and cross your fingers that he doesn't get even more shredded before The Witcher wraps.

Gina Carbone

Gina grew up in Massachusetts and California in her own version of The Parent Trap. She went to three different middle schools, four high schools, and three universities -- including half a year in Perth, Western Australia. She currently lives in a small town in Maine, the kind Stephen King regularly sets terrible things in, so this may be the last you hear from her.