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“Let’s see what he has to bring”: The Witcher: Blood Origin Star Michelle Yeoh Believes Henry Cavill is Irreplaceable, Yet Wants Fans to Give Liam Hemsworth a Chance to Prove Himself as Geralt of Rivia

henry cavill the witcher

Everyone knows Henry Cavill is THE Geralt of Rivia and nobody can replace him. Even Michelle Yeoh thinks the same.

Michelle Yeoh, who plays Scian in the upcoming prequel of the fantasy/adventure series, titled The Witcher: Blood Origin recently gave her two cents on Liam Hemsworth taking over the role of the morbid monster-hunter following Henry Cavill’s leave from the Netflix show. And it looks like she, just like the rest of The Witcher fandom, is not completely sold on the idea. At least not yet.

Michelle Yeoh
Michelle Yeoh

However, unlike the unforgiving audience, the Malaysian actress is still willing to give Liam Hemsworth an opportunity to do justice to the role before jumping to any conclusions. That’s definitely more than what most of the fans did.

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Michelle Yeoh’s Take on Liam Hemsworth as Geralt of Rivia 

Speaking with E! News, Michelle Yeoh shared her point of view with regard to The Witcher casting Liam Hemsworth as Geralt of Rivia with Henry Cavill bidding farewell to the show. She remarked how Cavill’s work was rather commendable, indicating that he was indeed the perfect fit for the role.

At the same time though, Yeoh is not radically against seeing Hemsworth as The Witcher, claiming that she would like to see just how well he is able to depict the character on screen before making any kind of judgments.

“I think Henry did such an amazing job. Let’s see what Liam has to bring, right? That’s how it is.” 

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Henry Cavill as the Witcher in Netflix series
Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher

When the Man of Steel star first announced his departure from the show and mentioned “passing the mantle” to Hemsworth from season 4 onwards, fans broke out in a tumult of fury and confusion because one, nobody was ready for this abrupt change of plans and two, they were certainly not thrilled about seeing the Australian actor step into Cavill’s shoes, claiming that the latter was irreplaceable.

But as Yeoh said, The Hunger Games star definitely deserves a chance.

Michelle Yeoh as Scian in The Witcher: Blood Origin

Yeoh, 60, is one of the lead actors in the upcoming prequel miniseries, The Witcher: Blood Origin, wherein she portrays Scian, a sword-elf with unparalleled skills. In the fantasy/drama prequel, Scian, who is the last remaining member of her nomadic tribe, sets off on a dangerous hunt to retrieve a sacred sword that had been stolen from her people.

Created by Lauren Schmidt-Hissrich and Declan de Barra, the six-part limited series is set about a thousand years before the events of The Witcher wherein seven outcasts together embark on a deadly quest against a formidable force.

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Michelle Yeoh as Scian in Blood Origin
Michelle Yeoh as Scian in Blood Origin

Popularly renowned for her role as Eleanor in Jon M. Chu’s romance-comedy, Crazy Rich Asians (2018), Yeoh also starred in the MCU film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021), the sci-fi/adventure movie Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022), and is presently set to feature in James Cameron‘s Avatar: The Way of Water which is yet to release. 

The Witcher: Blood Origin is scheduled to air on December 25, 2022, on Netflix.

Source: E! News 

Written by Khushi Shah

An author at FandomWire, an abnormal psychology student, and an avid reader of dark fiction, I love to read and write and have been indulging in the same for years.