This morning, Netflix unveiled a teaser trailer for The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, an animated movie set in the Witcher cinematic universe. Folks, I’m sorry (otherwise you’re welcome?) to report that its lead character, Vesemir—sure, that Vesemir—is now enticing.
Vesemir, for individuals who don’t know, is a essential character in the Witcher canon. Most Witcher media—the video games, the Netflix adaptation, the books they’re primarily based on—concentrate on Geralt, a genetically modified monster hunter, a.okay.a., a witcher. Vesemir can be a witcher, finest generally known as Geralt’s grizzled mentor. At the finish of the first season, the present closely implies that Henry Cavill’s delts and the relaxation of his physique are off to satisfy up with Vesemir, who was absent all through the first season. (In season two of the present, Vesemir will be played by Killing Eve’s Kim Bodnia.)
Nightmare of the Wolf is each a spin-off and a prequel to the live-action sequence, a portrait of the Vesemir as a younger man. In the movie, he’ll be voiced by Theo James, a butter-smooth timbre you might acknowledge as the pipes behind Hector, from Netflix’s completely riveting Castlevania sequence. He additionally appears to be like like this:
Here’s one other angle, y’know, for science:
Annnnd, right here’s a requisite Witcher bathtub frame:
Fans are collectively freaking out over Vesemir’s devilishly good-looking appears to be like on social media. “daddy vesemir is so fucking hot I’m at work losing my tiny little MIND,” one individual wrote on Twitter. “they himbofied vesemir,” wrote one other. “WHY DID THEY MAKE VESEMIR SO HOT? LIKE HOLY SHIT I’M [hot face emoji] [hot face emoji] [hot face emoji],” wrote a 3rd. Much of the commentary follows a similar tack.
The widespread shock is probably going spurred by the undeniable fact that Vesemir, in all his iterations, hasn’t precisely been a intercourse image. He’s a gruff man, a loner, type of prickly and off-putting. And regardless that he’s a father determine to Geralt, it’s not at all in a “zaddy” approach, if I’m understanding the time period accurately. Still, at the finish of the day, right this moment’s surprising information shouldn’t come as that a lot of a shock. After all, intercourse sells, even when the factor you’re promoting has already been paid for in full by the 209 million people who’ve signed up in your streaming service.
The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf will debut through Netflix on August 23, 2021.