Much to the shock and agony of the people, Henry Cavill recently announced his retirement from The Witcher franchise. With no further explanations involved, rumors of creative differences or busy schedules circulated around the internet.
Much like what happened after Season 8 of Game of Thrones, the Henry Cavill army (yes, he’s got one too now) created a petition to fire The Witcher writers, which gained a whopping 100K signatures!
Henry Cavill’s Army Signs Petition To Fire The Writers!
With the changing times, the actors are not alone in their fights. Fans of Henry Cavill have got the Witcher’s back, as a petition emerged on Change.Org to fight against the injustice against Henry Cavill.
The petition dictates firing The Witcher writer, showrunner, and executive producer, Lauren S. Hissrich. According to the petition, the showrunner of the series apparently dislikes Andrzej Sapkowski’s works and is eager to diverge from the lore of The Witcher books. Andrzej Sapkowski is the author and the creator of The Witcher universe which he started in 1992 with Sword of Destiny.
Regarding the reaction of the people, the fans took the side of Henry Cavill and admired him for his decision to quit the series for disrespecting the source material. The fans took to Twitter to stand by and be a member of the Henry Cavill army.
He left because the showrunners wanted to discard the source material (books, games, etc) and as a devoted fan he didn't want be a part of the butchering of a series he loves. I stand by his decision.
— Michael (@Aveng1neer) November 3, 2022
They should be petitioning the writers very questionable judgment.
— Brad Sronce (@Sroncey21) November 3, 2022
They should have dropped the writers after the second season. Especially Hissrich who provided an awful explanation for why she race-swapped characters.https://t.co/GZOGR30qIB
— Sean D Knight (@SeanDKnight) November 6, 2022
Why is fandom a mistake? Witcher fans have been complaining about the quality of the show for some time now. The consensus was that Henry as Geralt was the best part of the show and now he's leaving.
Fans absolutely have a right to criticise or protest things they don't like
— Ebraheem (@EbraheemFred) November 6, 2022
The petition as of now has over 1,01,542 people signed and is targeting 1,50,000. The petition was released last week and it gained 100K signatures during a period of seven days! This scene is similar to when Game of Thrones humiliated the fans with its 8th and final season. Lauren S. Hissrich has been associated with The Witcher verse ever since its inception in 2017. With 2 seasons already released and a 3rd season on the way, Netflix’s The Witcher is surely one of the best.
Henry Cavill Might Be Back in and as The Witcher
With the petition firing up and bringing in the Cavalry, there is a chance that we might get to see the Man of Steel actor gripping the silver sword once again. There has been much reception from Dwayne Johnson regarding “hearing to the fans” and this may bring in a new age where the studios actually listen.
Lauren Hissrich, although a commendable showrunner, will have a tough time-fighting Henry Cavill (if he even engages in battle) as the actor has his army behind him. Not only that, but Henry Cavill will also give a hefty amount of time to the character of Superman in the DCU (formerly DCEU) after his much-demanded cameo in Black Adam. The Mission Impossible actor will portray Geralt of Rivia in the upcoming season 3 of The Witcher following which, the sword will be passed along to The Hunger Games fame Liam Hemsworth.
The Witcher Season 3 is expected to release in the summer of 2023 while Black Adam is running in theaters for the world to see. Henry Cavill was recently seen donning the suit of Sherlock Holmes in Enola Holmes 2, available to stream on Netflix.