Henry Cavill has put out the new Witcher armour of Geralt for a public display and, surprisingly enough, the public isn’t rooting for it.
Yesterday was the day of ‘The Witcher’ Season 2. Many new updates came, some hyped up our hopes, and some gave us a sour node. However, what grabbed everyone’s attention was the new armour and outfit of Geralt (Henry Cavill) for ‘The Witcher’ Season 2. Henry Cavill shared images of his new armour on Instagram and Twitter yesterday, and, in another instant, the internet was broken. That’s no surprise, the hype around Henry Cavill, and Netflix’s ‘The Witcher’, has always been hot. Yet, what came as surprise was the fact that fans didn’t like Cavill’s new outfit as Geralt. Indeed, the armour is a big upgrade, but too big to be called an “upgrade”.
Say Goodbye to the agile Geralt with the new Witcher armour.
- Henry Cavill reveals a new armour for Geralt in ‘The Witcher’ Season 2.
- A big upgrade – but is it a worthy upgrade?
- Are the fans disappointed?
Henry Cavill reveals a new armour for Geralt in ‘The Witcher’ Season 2’
‘The Witcher’ Season 2 is currently filming. Thus, we are no short of updates and new reveals to keep us entertained. Netflix’s epic fantasy drama stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer of Vengerberg, and Freya Allan as the crown princes of Cintra. Season 2 of the show, based on “The Witcher” books by writer Andrzej Sapkowski, is slated to premiere sometime around mid-2021.
However, yesterday Henry Cavill shared a new look of Geralt in his updated armour. And the internet froze as if to stare at the White Wolf for a moment.
Henry Cavill shared a new Witcher armour for Geralt – An armour or baggage?
Cavill shared the new armour images on Instagram and wrote: “‘It may turn out,’ said the white-haired man a moment later, ‘that their comrades or cronies may ask what befell these evil men. Tell them the Wolf bit them. The White Wolf. And add that they should keep glancing over their shoulders. One day, they’ll look back and see the Wolf.” – From the writings of Andrzej Sapkowski.
On Twitter, the official handle of ‘The Witcher’ wrote while sharing the new outfit:
“His emotional shield
can ward off any charmer,
but his trusted sword he’ll wield,
will be matched with new armour.”
Now look at those images, isn’t that a big bulky upgraded Witcher?
A big upgrade – but is it a worthy upgrade?
What does being called a White Wolf mean? Wearing a ton heavy armour that slows you down and restricts your agility? Okay, agreed that this new armour looks undoubtedly better. It is making Henry Cavill look more powerful, bulkier, and is giving him more presence. The armour of Geralt seems to have turned Henry Cavill into a literal “Man of Steel”, but at the cost of losing his Witcher persona.
The old armour of Geralt was less fancy, it was less bulky, had no unnecessary straps, and what are those abs for on the new armour? Everything is fine. We love the new armour for the fact that it looks better.
But the old armour allowed speed, agility, and more flexibility, and that’s what you need in a fight when you are a Witcher. When you are mostly immune to wounds, you can blow off a dozen people with your spells, and your sword can slice a Kikimora, then you don’t need more slabs of metal protecting you.
Are the fans disappointed?
For the most part, fans of Henry Cavill and ‘The Witcher‘ are surprised by the new armour of Geralt. Some of the fans are in love with the new armour for its aesthetics and presence, which undoubtedly is breathtaking. But some fans feel that the armor is rather gimmicky and unnecessary as far as enhancing Geralt’s ability and protection of his already too capable body is concerned.
Mixed fan reactions on the new Witcher armour for Geralt in Season 2.
As the Internet culture goes, fans took to Reddit to discuss the new outfit of Geralt. A fan pointed out the presence of extra straps and too many belts on Geralt’s armour. Though he upfront clarified it as a “nitpicky complaint”, yet it does show that fans aren’t entirely happy with the new armour.
While we are already dying to see Henry Cavill back as Geralt in ‘The Witcher’ Season 2, his new armour has only increased our thirst. But we don’t want him to be slower than his enemies, that’s the only concern we have.