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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

'Justice League' Throwback, Behind The Scenes Video

 ''Shout out to these superheroes"

It's been an exciting time as we look ahead to the release of The Witcher this fall but also sort of  bitterweet, with no word on when Superman will return to the big screen.

This past Sunday was "National Superhero Day," and photographer Savannah McMillan shared this 2016 throwback pic of Henry, Ray Fisher, Jason Momoa and Sofia Boutella in London. The guys were filming Justice League at the time, and back then Ray posted a photo from that April night.

Just today, celebrity trainer David Higgins shared this never-before-seen behind the scenes from the set of Justice League with Ray reposting it. Good memories all around!

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Hopefully we don't have to wait too long before hearing what the future holds for Supes.

The Witcher: First Look At Possible Concept Art, Set Visit Deets

A busy press day for the cast of The Witcher in Budapest and while those interviews won't be out right away, we are apparently getting a first look at some concept art from the Netflix show as well as a glimpse of actress Freya Allan who plays Ciri.

The sneak peek provided by the journalists who are there for a set visit. In the top pic you can see the beautiful landscapes the show is hoping to recreate when it premieres sometime this fall.

Brazilian reporter Cleide Klock also showed parts of the sets from The Witcher, including props used on the Canary Islands (last pic in the desert hues). She also gives a general view of Origo Studios, where many Hollywood films have been shot.

More details as they are released!

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Press Touring 'The Witcher' Sets, Interviewing Henry

As filming on The Witcher gets closer to a wrap, some lucky members of the press are getting to interview Henry and tour some of the Budapest sets of the Netflix fantasy series.

Argentinian journalist Fernanda Arena posted this preview on her IG stories, explaining that much and promising some exclusive coverage -- So stay tuned!

UPDATE 4/29: The first set visit is complete, Fernanda updated her story saying she couldn't say much right now but that her coverage is coming (once the embargo lifts).

Cleide Klock from Brazil, added in her IG story from Budapest that they are visiting another set tomorrow.

The two journalists later confirming that's also when they will be meeting Henry!

In the meantime, the show's executive producer Lauren S. Hissrich, shared another beautiful picture of one of The Witcher's locations.

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Director Charlotte Brandstrom also posted an update, that appears to signal that her work is done.

As the fall release of The Witcher gets closer, we're cheering for Henry and this new exciting series that everyone is talking about.

Look for the very latest, as it happens.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Celebrate Henry By Contributing To The Durrell Challenge

Image: Henry's IG

Henry's birthday is a week from tomorrow and what a better gift than helping the charity that means so much to him. Henry has been an ambassador for Durrell Wildlife since 2014 and on May 12th he'll once again be raising funds by participating in The Durrell Challenge. That's where you come in! --- The event so far has raised about 42 percent of its goal, so it would greatly benefit from your donations.

Here is the official link to donate. You can also leave a message of support for the charity and Henry.

Your donations make an incredible difference for the endangered animals that Durrell is trying to save around the world. You can read more about their Rewild Strategy at the charity's site. Here are some of the animals you'd be helping, as they enjoyed some Easter treats last weekend.

So how about it? -- Say Happy Birthday to Henry by helping him reach The Durrell Challenge goal!

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The Witcher Prod. News, Costar Talks Henry & Kal, New Poll

Since Kal came into Henry's life as he was about to start filming Batman v Superman at the end of 2013, the fluffy Akita has been his constant companion. Kal goes to most of Henry's movie sets and recently actor Maciej Musiał confirmed that it's no different on the set of The Witcher. In a new interview Musial mentioned Kal... and then basically described Henry's crush-worthiness:

"I filmed with him. I looked him in the eye all day long. He's incredibly handsome, mega beautiful. In the flesh even more. And painfully nice. He always took his dog on set."

You can read more on how Musial got The Witcher role, at netflixwitcher on Reddit.

While we now know that the Netflix series will definitely come out this year, filming is still going on in Hungary. Just a few days ago, showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich shared a peek at a potential location.

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Today director Charlotte Brandstrom posted some funny production notes, giving fans a glimpse at what goes on behind the scenes during filming.

As the hype for The Witcher keeps growing, IMDb has a poll asking people which is the most anticipated Netflix original series of the year (Thanks again to netflixwitcher for the heads up).

Now is the time to show your support for the show and VOTE.

We're keeping track of everything The Witcher, so check back for the very latest and make sure to follow us on our social media.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Henry Gives Fans A Look At His Battle Scars

Henry sure knows how to rile up his fans.

On the heels of confirmation that The Witcher will premiere on Netflix this fall, he's shared a new photo of some incredibly real-looking scars. We assume they are from wounds he sustained while fighting monsters that are definitely out to get him!


The Witcher is currently filming in Budapest, so keep checking back for the latest updates. 

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

'The Witcher' Set For End Of The Year Release, Could Have Been A Movie

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Netflix has confirmed that The Witcher will be released at the end of the year.

During a call with investors Tuesday, Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos revealed the fantasy series would launch in Q4 via Variety:

“And then you start seeing later in the fourth quarter some of our bigger film investments coming through like ‘Irishman,’ like ‘6 Underground’ and also a big new original series that we’re currently shooting in Hungary called ‘The Witcher,’ that is an enormous European IP, very popular game and Book IP, that we think is going to make a really fun global series.”

A series that was almost a movie!

Publishers Weekly got the scoop, while talking to V.P. of creative for international originals at Netflix Kelly Luegenbiehl:

When Netflix’s creative executives discussed adapting Polish novelist Andrzej Sapkowski’s Witcher series, Luegenbiehl’s team dissuaded the producers from making a standalone film. Luegenbiehl recalled asking them, “How can you take eight novels and just turn it into a film? There’s so much material here. There’s so much that you can do.” She added, “Through a number of conversations, the producers got really excited about the idea of using the source material for a longer-running series.”

Now that the final season of Game of Thrones is underway, The L.A. Times has The Witcher on its list of new series that could take the show's place in the hearts of viewers:

Odds of winning the crown: 25/1

What’s it about? Based on a series of books by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski that has been translated into 20 languages, the show will follow a monster-tracking bounty hunter named Geralt, a morally ambiguous hero who’s beginning to learn the humans he encounters may be the real monsters.

Pros: With magic, monarchy and monsters amid breathtaking European settings (Hungary’s Vajdahunyad Castle appeared in a brief teaser), you can’t get more in the world-building wheelhouse for “Game of Thrones” fans.

Cons: A fantasy tale from Poland informed by Slavic folklore may not be the easiest sell to a mass audience, and Netflix’s ability to create a buzz strong enough to sustain an expensive series (see: “Marco Polo”) has yet to be proven.

We have a feeling those cons will quickly dissipate, once the show premieres later this year.

After filming wraps up in Budapest, we'll continue bringing you updates on everything The Witcher -- so keep checking back for the latest news on this exciting series.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

New Interview: "I’m In The Best Shape Of My Life"

You've seen Henry's fitness updates as he films The Witcher in Budapest.

Now that he's preparing to participate in next month's Durrell Challenge, Henry has shared his new routine with Men's Health UK -- telling the magazine: "I’m in the best shape of my life."

Henry also talks about his grueling filming schedule these past few months, as well as his commitment to helping endangered animals as Durrell ambassador. 

Monday, April 8, 2019

Production Update: 'The Witcher' Filming In Poland

Henry popped back up on his social media, just in time for the next round of The Witcher filming outside of Budapest.

Showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich later seemed to confirm that, with her post somewhere over Europe.

So where are they headed? Some of the cast and crew from the Netflix show have been posting updates from Poland... where the fantasy series originated. Therica Wilson-Read and Anna Shaffer look excited to be there. You can check out the updates on Therica's Instagram.

The Witcher is reportedly in Poland for just a couple of days, so stay tuned for updates!

UPDATE: Bonus shot of  the *best* salesdog in the world... in Europe with Geralt himself.

UPDATE #2: That was quick!

It looks like filming *may* be over in Poland. Lauren S. Hissrich posted this photo from the set at Ogrodzieniec Castle today.

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While several of Henry's costars were spotted at the Polish castle, it's all kind of spoilerish -- so CLICK AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Meantime, it appears Henry has been filming at a separate location in Budapest. His brother Charlie sharing this pic from that set.

More The Witcher news as it comes in!