The role of Superman and Geralt of Rivia pushed Henry Cavill’s career to the top tiers of Hollywood. But his removal from the role of Superman due to DCU’s new direction and The Witcher for creative differences has left the whole fandom in a state of dismay.
After his removal from the DCU, fans hoped that Netflix will rehire the actor to continue his journey in The Witcher universe. However, the showrunner behind the Netflix adaptation ruled out the possibility of Cavill returning in the upcoming seasons.
The Witcher Showrunner denies the possibility of Henry Cavill returning
After the initial exit of Henry Cavill from The Witcher, fans primarily thought that the reason behind this decision might have something to do with his inclusion in DCU as Superman. After his removal from the role of Superman, as James Gunn’s new DCU will follow the story of a younger Clark Kent, fans imagined that Netflix may rehire Cavill as the Geralt of Rivia, but Showrunner Lauren Hissrich denied the possibility.
Even though many reasons have been hovering over the internet about the actor’s exit from the show, the most prominent reason seems to be the creative difference between the writers and the actor. After his exit from DCU due to the change in direction of the studio, The Witcher fans thought they might finally get back the Man of Steel actor as Geralt of Rivia.
But the showrunner of The Witcher revealed that they don’t have any plans regarding bringing back Cavill for the role and is on board with Liam Hemsworth for the upcoming chapters. She further stated, “We haven’t even thought about that at this point.” She also shared that even if they decided to bring back Cavill, it will in an executive position instead of an onscreen involvement.
What’s next for Henry Cavill?
The last few months have been hard on the fans after witnessing Henry Cavill getting axed from two iconic roles, Superman, and Geralt of Rivia. But even after losing the most significant roles of his career, the Man of Steel actor is still set to appear in many substantial projects moving forward, including his passion project, the live-action adaptation of Warhammer 40000.
The actor will still appear in the 3rd season of The Witcher, which will premiere on Netflix this summer. But alongside his other projects, the live-action Warhammer adaptation can be the next big thing for the actor. The Amazon-led series is reportedly in its very early phase of pre-production and the actor will star as the main protagonist of the show and will also be an executive producer.
With DC moving into a new direction and Netflix getting on board with Liam Hemsworth in the upcoming seasons, it appears that the actor has to leave his career-defining roles behind. But looking into the actor’s slate for his upcoming projects, the live-action adaptation of Warhammer 40000 can be the next big cornerstone in Henry Cavill’s career.
Source: Entertainment Weekly