Scared of Millions of Fans Walking Out, Netflix Spends a Fortune to Remind us Henry Cavill’s Still The Witcher in Season 3: “He’s still Geralt”

Henry Cavill
Henry Cavill
Featured Video

Yes, Henry Cavill is still our beloved Geralt of Rivia in the third season of Netflix’s The Witcher. Although due to the conflicting rumors and hurtful stories, Netflix made sure that people knew that Henry Cavill was indeed present in the third season of The Witcher.

Advertisement

With billboards, LASERs, and trademarks, Netflix went to great lengths to remind people that this was the last season of Cavill’s in the lead role. Already seeing a decline in numbers and The Witcher starting to lose its popularity, Netflix has indeed become paranoid about losing millions of fans…after Liam Hemsworth takes over.

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

Netflix Reminds The People That Henry Cavill Is Still Geralt!

During the post-production of season three of Netflix’s The Witcher, news broke out that Henry Cavill was leaving the franchise for good. With allegations of altering the story and not respecting the lore of the books, Cavill and the showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich had a fight that resulted in the Man of Steel actor leaving the franchise.

Advertisement
Henry Cavill as the Witcher
Henry Cavill as the Witcher

Also read: “I don’t think that was originally in the script”: Henry Cavill Improvised His Controversial Man of Steel Scene That Left Fans Divided

Although Cavill left the franchise, it was announced that the third season will have Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia. Netflix stated that the third season will also be the last season of Cavill as Geralt of Rivia since Liam Hemsworth will take over as the new Geralt of Rivia from the 4th season of Netflix’s The Witcher.

Afraid of losing millions of fans, Netflix’s marketing strategy took a turn of desperation. In a Twitter post from the official account of The Witcher, there were 4 images seen of various places. The different locations had one thing in common, however, a reminder to the people that Henry Cavill is still Geralt of Rivia.

Advertisement

Fans weren’t left impressed either with Netflix’s attempt to get the numbers back as they trolled the streaming service pretty hard. From what fans say, Netflix ruined its own franchise by trying to appease a showrunner while removing Henry Cavill from the series. And with the OG Geralt of Rivia gone, Netflix has to show some desperation in hopes of getting the number back up.

Suggested: “Most awkward photo of all time”: Henry Cavill, Stephen Amell Pic Goes Ultra-Viral for All the Wrong Reasons

Advertisement

Anya Chalotra Calls Henry Cavill As Her Family

Anya Chalotra and Henry Cavill as Yennefer and Geralt
Anya Chalotra and Henry Cavill as Yennefer and Geralt

Related: Before Being Labeled a Toxic By the Book Geek, Henry Cavill Had a Gentleman Response to The Witcher Crew: “I respect everything they do”

With Cavill’s exit, his co-star Anya Chalotra, who portrays the character of Yennefer of Vengenberg is also disheartened. In her statements, Chalotra referred to Geralt as her family and stated that it is indeed hard to move on after working together for 5 years.

“That news was hard to take because he’s family. We’ve been together for five years. So for anyone to leave after working with someone for that long, we’re going to feel that loss. When we are all on set, we’re dedicated to playing these characters and bringing them to life in the best way. And that is exactly what I felt every day from Henry.”

With Henry Cavill still in the mix, The Witcher Season 3 Volume 1 is currently available to stream on Netflix around the world. The Witcher Season 3 Volume 2 is set for a release date of 27th July on Netflix.

Advertisement

Source: Twitter

Avatar

Written by Visarg Acharya

Articles Published: 2093

Visarg Acharya, Associate Content Writer, has been heavily involved in movies, series, and history. Having an experience of 2 years in the field of content writing, Visarg is a seasoned writer. Having a degree in Physics, Visarg Acharya has published a dissertation alongside a plethora of poems and short stories along the way.