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‘Better do a time jump… Focus on adult Ciri’: Over 160K Fans Threaten To Stop Watching The Witcher Without Henry Cavill, Demand a Time-Jump Over Liam Hemsworth Recast

Liam Hemsworth The Witcher

Ever since Henry Cavill announced his departure from Netflix’s The Witcher, fans have been lamenting about his leave as they refuse to accept Liam Hemsworth in lieu of the Man of Steel star. After playing the formidable Geralt of Rivia, aka, The Witcher for three great seasons, the British actor revealed that he won’t be coming back to the show for Season 4, leaving the audience in a state of turmoil and unrest.

Henry Cavill in The Witcher
Henry Cavill in The Witcher

The news has also raised an umpteen amount of speculation as to why he doesn’t want to be a part of the series anymore as fans continue to express their disapproval with regard to the recasting of Geralt of Rivia. Out of the show’s fandom, the majority of the people have outright refused to watch the fourth season of the series due to Henry Cavill’s absence from it.

Liam Hemsworth is to play Geralt of Rivia from season 4 onwards

A couple of days back, Henry Cavill announced his exit from The Witcher through an Instagram post, wherein he also acknowledged Liam Hemsworth, the actor who will be taking over the lead role in Cavill’s absence, starting from season 4.

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Liam Hemsworth
Liam Hemsworth is to play Geralt of Rivia from season 4 onwards

“My journey as Geralt of Rivia has been filled with both monsters and adventures, and alas, I will be laying down my medallion and my swords for season 4. In my stead, the fantastic Mr. Liam Hemsworth will be taking up the mantle of the White Wolf. As with the greatest of literary characters, I pass the torch with reverence for the time spent embodying Geralt and enthusiasm to see Liam’s take on this most fascinating and nuanced of men. Liam, good sir, this character has such a wonderful depth to him, enjoy diving in and seeing what you can find.”

The news comes just a week after Cavill’s comeback to the DCEU as Superman, thereby convincing fans that the Justice League actor is leaving the television series to lend his undivided attention to the Man of Steel sequel which is reportedly in the works. Many viewers are also of the unwavering belief that the central reason behind Cavill quitting the show has everything to do with the writers and nothing to do with any other external reasons.

Fans refuse to watch The Witcher without Henry Cavill 

The Witcher fans have been rendered inconsolable as well as furious after learning about Cavill’s going away from the show, and are even more disappointed in the recast of Geralt of Rivia. So much so that they have threatened to stop watching the show after season 3.

Related: “I can tell you nothing”: Henry Cavill Avoids Question About The Witcher

Henry Cavill and Freya Allan as Geralt and Cirilla
Henry Cavill and Freya Allan as Geralt and Cirilla

In a recent Twitter poll by Culture Crave about whether or not people plan on watching The Witcher without Henry Cavill, more than 80% of the show’s audience voted in the negative, claiming that they would stop watching the series from season 4 onwards as they don’t wish to see Hemsworth’s portrayal of Geralt of Rivia.

Many people also seem to be convinced that it would be in the best interest of the showrunners to end the series with season 3 as the last one instead of dragging it without the Enola Holmes star in it.

Related: “His management feels he’s more of a movie star”: Henry Cavill Rumored to Be Done With TV Shows After Returning as Superman Forcing Him to Retire From The Witcher

Season 3 of The Witcher is set to release in the summer of 2023 and a miniseries in the form of the show’s prequel titled The Witcher: Blood Origin will air on Netflix on December 25, 2022.

The Witcher season 1 and 2 can be streamed on Netflix.

Related: “We won but at what cost?”: Henry Cavill Prioritizing Superman Over The Witcher Casts Doom Over Potential Aegon the Conqueror Role, WB Rumored to Have Asked Him Not to Act in TV Shows

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Written by Khushi Shah

An author at FandomWire, an abnormal psychology student, and an avid reader of dark fiction, I love to read and write and have been indulging in the same for years.