It seems the image of Cavill and his long silver hair brought to mind a bevy of other characters. Of course, as with anything internet-related, the jokes came quickly.
Get your first look at Henry Cavill in The Witcher! https://t.co/1O2eWS1MkP— Netflix US (@Netflix US)1540996201.0
Some felt we had seen this character before.
geralt lucius malfoy https://t.co/ATqih4s3l5— Thiago Romariz (@Thiago Romariz)1540997521.0
@netflix https://t.co/9f2x1NIBEK— Nath Spew (@Nath Spew)1541017470.0
@netflix Or Todd the Wraith https://t.co/5kPr0093Mf— Greg Bulmash 🥑 (@Greg Bulmash 🥑)1541018431.0
@netflix I take it @leepace was busy? https://t.co/xQ9mSJIxMd— Miriam Heddy 🔥 (@Miriam Heddy 🔥)1541015941.0
"We must stop Potter Geralt." https://t.co/i3iOc3sWjj— Mister AntiBully (@Mister AntiBully)1541000634.0
Get your first look at Henry Cavill in The Witcher! https://t.co/iM9FbBdShA— The Discourse Lover (@The Discourse Lover)1541010055.0
Get your first look at Henry Cavill in The Witcher! https://t.co/M8Knvi4Ylk— read eurogamer.net (@read eurogamer.net)1540996709.0
why is netflix’s the witcher look like a power ranger? https://t.co/slHE8CDQ92— rockcock64 (@rockcock64)1541000527.0
Exclusive first look at Henry Cavill as The Witcher's Geralt of Rivia https://t.co/JxMh0izAnX— Ciarán but spoopy 💀 (@Ciarán but spoopy 💀)1540999008.0
Can't wait for #TheWitcher https://t.co/YYvaLbdDQv— Andy Cortez (@Andy Cortez)1541011157.0
Naturally, there were memes and gifs.
The first look at Henry Cavill's Geralt from 'The Witcher' is reminding some of these long-haired legends 💇 https://t.co/P0U4iKIUjE— FANDOM (@FANDOM)1540999267.0
First look at Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia. https://t.co/out3Am0Jph— Andy Kelly (@Andy Kelly)1540999253.0
@netflix https://t.co/n5CoaewItE— Stafford Lyons (@Stafford Lyons)1541024573.0
@netflix https://t.co/mR2Z0pM5bm— Michael Burns (@Michael Burns)1541008435.0
Good enough. https://t.co/uhGWBoCpir— Charles PM (@Charles PM)1540997798.0
https://t.co/UqH9pOWnXH— michael lutz (@michael lutz)1540997787.0
@netflix https://t.co/Se4EuYX7cM— Can x3 (@Can x3)1541017773.0
@netflix Fixed it. https://t.co/k48mHFKLM0— Memology101 (@Memology101)1541014741.0
Henry cavill in #TheWitcher https://t.co/mIjrKflj9v— Rafael (@Rafael)1540997858.0
when you play the witcher screen test backwards it looks like geralt is at a party listening to a man explain why t… https://t.co/ZzE6ymkBbi— Patrick "The Stuffing Enjoyer" Gill (@Patrick "The Stuffing Enjoyer" Gill)1541004958.0
To be fair, it is a just first look. Things could change!