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Henry Cavill’s Injury Should Be Made Canon For Geralt’s Quest In Witcher Season 2

By Mabel Judith Andrady
September 23,2021

Henry Cavill’s injury during The Witcher season 2 shooting should be declared canon and included in Geralt’s quest. Netflix has adopted a number of fan-favorite books in recent years. These specifically include The Witcher, a series of short tales and novels by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. The Witcher gained popularity as it expanded into video games. The Witcher was made into a film and television series in Poland in 2001 and 2002. Eventually, an English-language adaptation appeared on Netflix in December 2019. Not to anyone’s surprise, it quickly becoming one of the network’s most popular titles.

What was season 1 about?

Witcher Season 3

Rather than concentrating only on the main character, season 1 of Netflix’s The Witcher featured three individuals in disparate locations and time periods. During this season, their journeys eventually intersected at the season’s conclusion. Geralt of Rivia is the title witcher. Meanwhile, Yennefer of Vengerberg is a strong sorceress with a painful backstory, and Ciri is the Cintra crown princess. Netflix was well aware of The Witcher’s popularity. This encouraged them to renew the series for season 2 prior to the first’s release. Season 2 will continue to explore the relationship between Geralt and Ciri, as well as Yennefer’s storyline.

What can fans expect in Season 2?

Witcher, Ciri and Yennefer

Witcher, Ciri and Yennefer

The Witcher season 2 will be heavily influenced by the Book of Elves. The story will continue with Geralt taking Ciri to Kaer Morhen. Kaer Morhen is an old keep where witchers from the School of the Wolf were trained, including Geralt. Ciri will be trained there not only by Geralt but also by fellow witchers Eskel, Lambert, Con, and Vesemir. Vesemir serves as Geralt’s mentor and father figure to them all.

The Witcher season 2 will be released in December 2021. This, of course, is a relief for fans given the production’s numerous setbacks. Production was interrupted twice due to positive COVID tests among the cast and crew. Subsequently, Cavill was wounded on-set, with the show continuing without him. However, the show should make his injuries canon, as it would help Geralt’s quest.

Making Henry’s Cavill’s injury canon is a must

In December 2020, it was reported that Henry Cavill had sustained an injury and was thus “expected to be sidelined for a short period of time”. Meanwhile, the remainder of the cast continued filming. Cavill took some time to recover, but he returned to filming in April 2021. Thereon, The Witcher season 2 wrapped production in April 2021. It took Cavill a long time to make a full recovery. Furthermore, since the delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic, The Witcher must make Cavill’s injury canon. This will eventually expose Geralt to a somewhat vulnerability.

Although Geralt was injured a few times during season 1, he always received assistance promptly, now that he is fleeing with Ciri to keep her safe and they are on their way to Kaer Morhen, it would also be intriguing to see him wounded and struggling, as this would furthermore allow the audience to see how the transition between Geralt and Ciri has been progressing.

It is unknown whether the crew of The Witcher used tactics to shoot Geralt’s scenes without further injuring Cavill or if they simply fully integrated the injury into the series, permitting Cavill to consider taking it easier and thus not pressuring him to conceal his physical pain. The truth is that an injured Geralt will indeed benefit the character and plotline more than an invariably healthy and undented witcher, particularly throughout his and Ciri’s journey to Kaer Morhen, in which they could encounter numerous threats that could harm him, making Cavill’s injury segment of the show.