Arcane, a League of Legends series on Netflix, has nothing but praise from Henry Cavill. Arcane, an animated action-adventure tv series based on the well-known video game franchise, follows sisters Jinx and Vi as they navigate the growing turmoil between the utopian metropolis of Piltover and its oppressed borough, Zaun. Arcane has received praise for its writing and intricate characters, as well as for the way it depicts social issues including classism, civic unrest, and poverty in its steampunk fantasy setting.

Cavill gives a favorable review of the award-winning Arcane in an interview with BBC Radio 1 film reviewer Ali Plumb. Cavill claims that Plumb urged him to check the Show on netflix, and that once he started watching it, he was hooked. Not only is Cavill a fan, but also his wife Natalie, who stayed up late with him to watch the entire series. Cavill’s review is below:

“Yes, I really did [enjoy Arcane]! I’m so glad you told me, because when you said it, I went home immediately, and I was like “Right, Natalie, I was told by this guy at work that I should watch Arcane.” And she was like, “Oh, I’ve heard some pretty good things about it.” I couldn’t stop watching it, and it got really late, and Natalie was like “Right, we should probably go to bed,” and I was like “No, no, no, no, no, nope, gotta keep on watching.” And she went “Yeah, okay, I’m with you, we should definitely keep on watching.” It’s amazing, and I’m very thankful that you introduced me to that, because I may have missed it otherwise.”

How Arcane Overcame The Curse Of Video Game Adaptation

Henry Cavill Gives A Glowing Review To Netflix's Arcane Show
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Cavill is well-known for his passion for video games, so his enthusiasm for the League of Legends franchise may not surprise anyone. Superman has previously stated that he enjoys video games because they allow him to escape the chaos of his daily life, and that he did grow up playing games like Delta Force and Half-Life. Even before he was cast as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher, Cavill acknowledged to having played The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt twice and was well-known for setting together his own gaming PCs.

Video game adaptations have a reputation for being corny and uninviting to audiences that don’t actively play video games in general, or the source material of the adaptations in question. Arcane, on the other hand, overcame the curse and is today a great example of how excellent and high-performing video game adaptations could be. While Arcane has plenty of action, magic, and innovative technology that League of Legends fans love to see in a television adaptation, it is the script and animation that truly elevates the series. Arcane avoids the video game adaption issue of being solely action-packed by having well-developed characters with interesting and complicated relationships.

While there is no set release date for season 2 at this time, Netflix was fast to renew Arcane for just another season following the season 1 finale. Season 2 was confirmed in November 2021, with Hailee Steinfeld (Vi), Ella Purnell (Jinx), and Katie Leung (Caitlyn) already slated to reprise their roles. Season 2 is greatly awaited by fans and critics alike, and spectators will definitely be curious to hear what Superman thinks of upcoming Arcane seasons when the series returns.

Source: BBC Radio 1/YouTube