Henry Cavill has been making headlines ever since he returned as Superman in Black Adam. Fans were extremely excited to have him back, however, his return came with some bad news, too. While on one hand, he was returning as Superman, on the other hand, he had left his run midway in The Witcher.
Henry Cavill’s fans weren’t sure what to do with this bittersweet piece of news and they ended up blaming the actor for leaving behind his The Witcher character for Superman, even though the reason for quitting the Netflix show might not be DCU, at all. Now with rumors about DCU scrapping Superman, amongst others characters, fans are unsure about what to do as they might just have lost both of their favorite characters.
Is Henry Cavill’s Superman Getting Scrapped?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, DCU heads James Gunn and Peter Safran are rumored to be on a mission to eradicate the Snyderverse and give the superhero universe a complete makeover. These rumors include the cancellation of Wonder Woman 3 as well as the end of the Aquaman franchise. Apart from this, Henry Cavill’s supposed cameo in The Flash is also a fresh topic of debate at the DC studios. While according to an insider, there are no confirmed reports regarding the cameo, it is a possibility that Cavill might no longer be a part of the DCU, despite him stating that he’s back and the Black Adam cameo.
Now, fans are worried about the possibility that they just got robbed of two iconic Cavill characters – Superman and Geralt of Rivia.
Did Henry Cavill Leave The Witcher for Superman?
Fans of the Man of Steel actor are calling it “karma” on Twitter saying that while Cavill left The Witcher for DCU, DCU is thinking about booting him out of the universe completely. However, that might not be completely true. Even though Cavill leaving The Witcher and joining DCU happened almost simultaneously, the reason for him ditching the former might not be because of the red-caped superhero. Soon after the rumors took speed, Cavill’s fans came to Twitter for his rescue!
henry cavill really quit his main role on the witcher to return to dc, which is now considering no longer using him pic.twitter.com/RAfTPn6omN
— mels (@natsersi) December 8, 2022
He left the witcher cause half the writers didn't actually read or like the source material and he's an actual fan so he didn't like how they were writing his character and not allowing him to collaborate on the direction
— jon coscia (@joncoscia) December 8, 2022
Didn’t the showrunner say they made the first season focused on Yennefer because they weren’t interested in Geralt or something like that?
— Poor Bastard (@Poor_Bastard) December 8, 2022
Henry Cavill crashing a production meeting for The Witcher season 4 tomorrow morning: pic.twitter.com/Q6TXSFvJKO
— 🎄Hunter Holly-man 🎁 (@HungerHuman) December 8, 2022
i doubt henry cavill would have left the witcher unless he already had a contract with wbd. but then again, gadot and jenkins also have contracts and yet there's talk of ww3 being scrapped. everyone's basically getting screwed over again lol.
— lady_le_fay 💙🦇❤ (@Lady_Le_Fay) December 8, 2022
Once Cavill stated that he was ready to stay on board The Witcher train for seven whole reasons. However, there was a catch. He would continue working with the Netflix series as long as they “keep telling great stories which honour [Andrzej] Sapkowski’s work.” Andrzej Sapkowski is the Polish author responsible for the books which inspired the show.
Cavill had time and again shown just how much he respects Sapkowski’s work and how he did what he could to help the show stay on track. While promoting season two, he spoke about how he wanted his character, Geralt of Rivia, to be more accurately represented in The Witcher.
“This season, I really wanted to make sure that we represented the book’s Geralt more accurately, and that we saw him speak more. I pushed really, really hard for that.”
Why did he have to push so hard for it to happen? Well, it turns out that what Cavill wanted from the show was far from what was actually happening. The showrunners weren’t exactly keen on strictly sticking to the source material which led to some creative differences between them and Cavill. So, while no official reason was given by anyone regarding the situation, this seems a quite possible explanation!
For now, let’s wait and see what Gunn and Safran are cooking back at the DC studios.
You can stream The Witcher on Netflix.