Henry Cavill Reportedly Made The Witcher Writing Staff His Sworn Enemy, Netflix Couldn’t Handle Cavill’s Undying Devotion to Source Material

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One of the biggest complaints expected by showrunners and directors when they attempt to adapt a piece of literature into a TV series is the very much devoted fanbase that comes running with their pitchforks if the source material isn’t closely followed. Henry Cavill is one such person from the crowd who is a devout believer in sticking to the source material.


The Man of Steel star may look like someone who couldn’t bother enough to be geeked out by pop culture after all those looks and a body that seems like it belongs to a person who is strictly into gymming. But as recent reports tell us, he’s very much going to hold it against you if the source material isn’t followed.

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Henry Cavill Reportedly Had A Beef With The Witcher‘s Story Writers

The success of the Netflix original adaptation of Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski’s The Witcher novel series is quite evident. While critics may have painted a skewed picture of how good the show is, the audience viewership numbers speak for themselves- the first season was ranked second among the most-viewed series in the U.S. market.

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But one qualm that has been highlighted over and over by devoted fans of the fantasy media franchise is the tendency of the series’ writers to stray away from the source material. The fans aren’t alone in their criticism of this issue, even the lead actor Henry Cavill was in on it!

According to a report by Recap Focus on their YouTube channel, Cavill pretty much had a fallout with The Witcher‘s story writers over diverging opinions on whether or not to follow the source material of which the Argylle star was a staunch advocate of sticking to the original story by Sapkowski.


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To make things even worse, a former show writer for The Witcher TV series, Beau de Mayo, recently claimed that other show writers for the series were in full agreement with each other over their shared dislike of the source material.

So it’s no surprise that Henry Cavill wanted to get out of this mess in general since his, and the fans’ wishes, were not met at all.


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Henry Cavill In A Second The Man from U.N.C.L.E Movie Is Very Much Happening

With the combined news of his removal from the DCU along with his departure from the lead role of The Witcher series, Henry Cavill would have a lot to take upon himself once again as his hands are now free.

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Taking into account his acting prowess and clout in the industry, it didn’t take long for him to move on to greener pastures. Giant Freakin Robot has reportedly confirmed that a second The Man from U.N.C.L.E. movie is now in the works, and your favorite Napoleon Solo- Henry Cavill, that is- will be reprising his role as the legendary character.

And yes, the report also confirms that Guy Ritchie will be back to direct the sequel to the spy movie, although news of Armie Hammer’s return as Illya Kuryakin has not been confirmed.

The Witcher is currently available for streaming on Netflix.


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