Henry Cavill recently headlined the news announcing his departure from the iconic role of Superman. This came as a big blow to the audience as it counted as the second big surprise after he left The Witcher a few months back after confirming his return to the DC. While the reason for leaving the Netflix fantasy is unknown, many fans believed that Cavill being an avid video game fan had a problem with the makers not respecting the source materials for the show.
Some sources cited that Henry Cavill left The Witcher due to his Superman commitments but simultaneously another popular theory suggested that the makers were deviating a lot from the source material. The Witcher is inspired by the books of the same name by Andrej Sapkowski and the games made by CD Projekt Red. Now latest allegations say that Cavill had very toxic behavior on the set and it was not possible further to work with him.
Henry Cavill faces misconduct allegations
The Man of Steel fame is considered to be one of the most well-behaved actors. There have been never any reports of misconduct or him behaving rudely with any of his co-workers until recently an article from Deuxmoi stated this story of Cavill. It is stated in the article that Henry Cavill became very hard to work with after the first season. While it is repeatedly made clear that the actor is completely clean from any sexual misconduct, he is alleged of conducting badly with his co-workers and presenting several hindrances in the working process.
Interestingly, the Enola Holmes star’s obsession with video games is nothing new. He almost missed a call from Zack Snyder regarding Man of Steel because he was playing World of Warcraft. This obsession with games was also the main reason why he worked so hard for The Witcher. But later various insiders reported that the makers don’t respect the source material at all and this created a creative rift between the writers and the actor. Now it is believed that all these allegations made against the star are mainly done to justify his exit from the show.
A transcript of the Deuxmoi podcast reveals that Henry Cavill allegedly became “impossible” to work with for ‘The Witcher’:
“He would try to overrule her (female showrunner) […] Female writers and directors were suddenly completely ignored on set, unable to do their jobs.” pic.twitter.com/NgpQmKBhZS
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The reports read that Henry Cavill acquired ‘toxic traits’ from his video game addiction and this also led him to behave badly with his female co-stars.
“He is deeply addicted to the video games, to the point where it was like working with another addict. He was distracted, he was late, he was obsessive. And a lot of people think that the misogyny came from the gamer world”
Many fans believe that this is nothing but a campaign by the makers to justify Cavill’s exit from the show because he is widely known to be completely opposite to what the reports speak of. On the other hand, as Liam Hemsworth is set to take on the role of Geralt of Rivia, most of the viewers are already looking forward to quitting the show after the third season.
Henry Cavill announces his very own Warhammer Cinematic Universe
Just after making his exit from the James Gunn studio, the 39-year-old British actor announced his very own cinematic universe based upon yet another game- Warhammer 40k. The fans were overjoyed as the Superman fame joined hands with Amazon to make a live-action cinematic universe on the popular game.
As per details, there is nothing much announced with the hunt for a filmmaker and writer still in progress. But it is surely one of the most hyped projects for the fans and promises a comeback that was needed by the actor after leaving two of the most popular roles in pop culture.
The Witcher can be streamed on Netflix.