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Henry Cavill Exit Hits $489M The Witcher Franchise Hard, Spinoff Project ‘Project Sirius’ Being Revaluated from Scratch as CD Projekt Red Fears Backlash

Henry Cavill Exit Hits $489M The Witcher Franchise Hard, Spinoff Project 'Project Sirius' Being Revaluated from Scratch as CD Projekt Red Fears Backlash

The Witcher is a prominent Netflix fantasy drama that revolves around the story of the legend of Geralt of Rivia, Yennefer of Vengerberg, and Princess Ciri. The series was able to impress the audience with its stunning visuals and impressive storyline. Yet the future of the series is currently in turmoil after the departure of the central character Henry Cavill. Cavill played the role of Geralt of Rivia, but Cavill had to bid farewell from the series after some inner conflicts. Now the franchise is compensating for the damage caused by the Man of Steel actor’s exit. 

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Henry Cavill in The Witcher
Henry Cavill in The Witcher

Henry Cavill’s Exit From The Witcher

The Witcher has been a massive hit for Netflix, with the first season premiering in December 2019 and the second season released in December 2021. The show has been praised for its gripping storyline, world-building, and strong performances from the cast, including Cavill. The series has also helped boost the popularity of the original book series by Andrzej Sapkowski and The Witcher game franchise.

The Enola Holmes actor is surely struggling in his professional career. The superstar was shown the exit gate from the DCU after the arrival of new co-CEOs. Subsequently, the actor had to leave his famous The Witcher franchise. The Man of Steel star had to leave the series because of his feud with the writers of the show. Unlike his DCU exit, which was backed by the proper reasoning. Cavill’s exit from Netflix’s fantasy series was not much officially reasoned. The internet though was filled with theories trying to break down the reasons for Cavill’s exit. 

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Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia
Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia

Henry Cavill’s Exit Affected The Project Sirius

The news of Henry Cavill‘s exit from Netflix’s hit series The Witcher has sent shockwaves through the franchise and fans around the world. Cavill’s exit has left fans of the series worried about the future of the show. Many have expressed their disappointment and frustration at the decision to kick him out, as he was widely considered to be one of the main reasons for the show’s success. Now the impact of Cavill’s exit has hard-hit its game franchise. Project Sirius, a spin-off project, is now being reevaluated from scratch by CD Projekt Red, the video game developer behind The Witcher game series. A spokesperson from CD Projekt Red clarified the same after this announcement.

“Our current focus is ensuring that Project Sirius is aligned with the strategy of the CD Projekt Group. At this point in time, we are neither providing insight into the evaluation of the project nor the potential future frameworks thereof.”

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CD Projekt Red
CD Projekt Red

The decision to reboot Project Sirius from scratch is not surprising, given the importance of Cavill’s role in the franchise. Amid such uncertainties, it is worth watching how the makers will regain the fan’s support to uplift the drowning status of the franchise. Cavill will soon be seen reprising his character of Geralt of Rivia last time in the coming summer with the release of season 3 of The Witcher

Source: Eurogamer

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