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How Much Does Henry Cavill Earn For His Netflix Project The Witcher?

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Henry Cavill started his Hollywood career with 2001 Laguna. After his debut, Cavill appeared in a number of films. But he made his breakthrough with the 2013 Man of Steel, in which he starred as the DC superhero, Superman. People loved the actor as the Kryptonian superhero, and he went on to play the Superman role in the 2016 Batman VS Superman: Dawn of Justice and 2017 Justice League.

Henry Cavill in The Witcher
Henry Cavill in The Witcher

The actor also appeared in the Netflix series, The Witcher. Fans loved Cavill in the show, and soon after its release, the show became a hit. Netflix released season 2 of the show on December 17, 2021. After The Witcher season one, reports came out that the actor was paid $400K per episode for the first season of The Witcher. However, recent reports claim that the actor has received a high rise in his payment for The Witcher Season 2.

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How Much Did Netflix Pay Henry Cavill For The Witcher Season 2?

After the release of The Witcher, a Variety report claimed that Henry Cavill received $400k for the first season. The first season has eight episodes, taking Cavill’s payment to $3.2 million total. The show received a huge response from viewers, and Netflix immediately renewed it for a second season. 

Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher.
Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher.

Considering how huge the show became, Henry Cavill may have had some negotiations with Netflix, as reports suggest the actor has received a high raise in his payment for the show. 

A report from The Hollywood Reporter suggests that the actor was paid $1 million for each episode of The Witcher Season 2. It takes his total earnings from the second season of the show to $8 million, as Season 2 also has eight episodes. The rise in his payment surely indicates Netflix’s faith in Henry Cavill for his future projects with the streaming platform.

The Witcher
Netflix’s The Witcher

The actor has a number of projects under his name. One of which includes The Witcher Season 3. Netflix has already announced The Witcher Season 3. At its fan event, Tudum, Netflix also revealed that The Witcher Season 3 will release in the summer of 2023. Its spinoff series, The Witcher: Blood Origin, will be released on December 25.  

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Henry Cavill’s Upcoming TV Series and Movies 

Other than The Witcher, Henry Cavill is also working on HighlanderEnola Holmes 2, and a spy thriller called Argylle. Enola Holmes is also ready to release on Netflix on November 4, 2022. 

Talking to The Hollywood Reporter the actor said, “Something has changed, something has shifted. After 21 years of hard work, I have three jobs lined up.” 

Henry Cavill as Sherlock Holmes
Henry Cavill as Sherlock Holmes

He also said that this may have happened due to the increase in his value as a commodity being attached to projects like The Witcher. He further said that with all he has achieved over the years, he can now focus on storytelling and grow.

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According to Celebrity Net Worth, Henry Cavill’s net worth for 2022 is estimated to be around $40 million. His highest-grossing films include Batman VS Superman, Mission Impossible: Fallout, Man of Steel, and Justice League

Henry Cavill Superman
Henry Cavill as Superman in Man of Steel

The actor has three projects lineup for him and is possibly making his DCEU comeback with Dwayne Johnson starring Black Adam. Fans have been waiting to see the actor back as Superman since his last appearance in the 2021 Justice League: Snyder Cut. 

The Witcher is available to stream on Netflix. Henry Cavill will also be appearing alongside Millie Bobby Brown in Enola Holmes 2, which will release on Netflix on November 4, 2022. 

Black Adam will release on October 21, 2022.

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Written by Laxmi Rajput

Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.