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Netflix Won’t Let Henry Cavill Fight The Wild Hunt in The Witcher Season 3, Hints They’re Saving it For Liam Hemsworth’s Geralt: “They pop up, then they go away for a while”

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Henry Cavill’s exit from Netflix’s The Witcher has already caused enormous controversy and backlash from fans. The creators and show-runner of the series have tried to pacify the fans and assure them of a better, bigger show than before. Season 2 ended with a big reveal and the showrunners have constantly teased the Wild Hunt.

The Wild Hunt will come and go

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Lauren Schmidt Hissrich

In season 2, the princess of Cintra gets a terrifying vision of the Wild Hunt riders. Voleth Meir, known as the Deathless Mother also got introduced but is just one member of the Wild hunt. Toward the end of season 2 Geralt (Henry Cavill) and Yennefer (Anya Chalotra) transport to another world where they saw Wild Hunt charging toward them.

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Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, the creator of this show explains how they will use the Wild hunt as a looming threat that might come and go. She also emphasized how the books did the same. The creator wants to bring out the same effect and so will try and follow the book’s trajectory. 

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“When we were talking about the pressure on Ciri and what she is experiencing from all of these people that seem to want her, what’s great is she has a run-in with the Wild Hunt so it becomes much more palpable to her and much scarier, One of the things that I love in the books that [author Andrzej] Sapkowski did beautifully is he teases the Wild Hunt for so long. They pop up, then they go away for a while. So we are sticking to that school.” The producer adds, “We all know that, eventually, Geralt is going to learn a little bit more about the Wild Hunt, as well as Ciri, but right now it stays this ever-looming threat to her. It sort of goes between her fingers. She can’t quite catch it and figure it out yet.”

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The Witcher will give Henry Cavill a Heroic send-off

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Liam Hemsworth as the next Geralt

The creators revealed that they will give Henry Cavill a heroic send-off, as he will be replaced by Liam Hemsworth in season 4. Season 3 will be the last of Henry Cavill that we see on The Witcher, and the producers want to do justice to him, and his legacy.

“Geralt’s big turn is about giving up neutrality and doing anything that he has to do to get to Ciri. And to me, it’s the most heroic sendoff that we could have, even though it wasn’t written to be that, Geralt has a new mission in mind when we come back to him in season 4. He’s a slightly different Geralt than we expected. Now, by the way, that’s an understatement.”

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The creator opens up about how Cavill has been very important to the show. She also shines a light on how exciting and interesting season 3 will be and how hard everyone has worked for it. She emphasized the fact that the books were guiding them all along.

“What is so interesting is that season 3, to me, is the closest thing that we’ve done as a one-to-one adaptation of the books we can’t do every page, but Time of Contempt gave us so many big action events, plot points, defining character moments, huge reveals of a big bad. There’s so much to do that we were able to stick closely with the books.”

It could be that season 3 will create a foundation strong enough to hold the Wild Hunt, and with Liam Hemsworth’s arrival, the hunt might reach its apex. Everything in the books will come to life making Witcher quite the visual spectacle.

The Witcher is streaming on Netflix.

Source: Entertainment 

Written by Pragya Sancheti

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