The time to put that medallion on the Kaer Morhen tree has finally come as Henry Cavill announces his departure from The Witcher franchise. After portraying Geralt of Rivia for more than 4 years, the Man of Steel actor finally put down his sword.
The new actor set to replace him is none other than Liam Hemsworth, who will take up the mantle when season 3 ends. Fans however want Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen as the new Geralt of Rivia since he is one of the few underrated actors worthy of the role.
Mads Mikkelsen Is A Better Witcher Than Liam Hemsworth
Although every actor is talented in their own way, some roles are meant solely for a specific actor. Henry Cavill was and is the perfect choice for Geralt of Rivia, but due to some conflict, the actor had to leave the franchise.
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With Liam Hemsworth set to overtake the Mission Impossible actor as the new Geralt of Rivia, fans cannot help but clamor in support of their beloved Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen. The 56-year-old actor has starred in many films across various genres. The mature age of the actor also matches that of Geralt of Rivia.
Mads Mikkelsen is the King of good recasts
He replaced Depp in Fantastic Beasts as Grindelwald and he absolutely NAILED the role
Plus his acting is amazing
He would 1000% fit as Geralt!! Hes got it in his blood pic.twitter.com/uL3xp3fCy1
— Paul Skywalker (@ItzPaulHD_v1) October 30, 2022
you know what’s fucking me up the most is how close we were to living in a timeline where mads mikkelsen would’ve played geralt again. god has robbed me twice now
— young potato (@afflictionate) October 29, 2022
No fuck no. we're in same boat if they cast Mads Mikkelsen as Geralt https://t.co/gzIhEx95k8
— Oliver Biscuit (@FEVER105FM) October 30, 2022
A reminder that Sapkowski always said that Kevin Costner and Mads Mikkelsen were his actors in mind for Geralt. Even Henry was not a good cast and he gave his own identity to the white wolf that we all liked. Even in this second opportunity Netflix made a bad cast lmao
— Kercy 🎃 (@KdeKercy) October 29, 2022
bringing back the original face claim for geralt mads mikkelsen pic.twitter.com/KLB7ei4EEQ
— ariel 🪴 (@cursedhat) October 30, 2022
what could it have been…
Mads Mikkelsen would have made a very fine Geralt https://t.co/1uh5skeF4z pic.twitter.com/8DuVRXJDsM
— Arkan (@Arkofpast) October 29, 2022
Even though Henry Cavill had allegedly stated that he is ready for the 7-year contract for the role of Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher franchise, some roots seem to have shaken the foundation. Many people claim that the alleged insane amounts of money that the actor will receive for working in DC made him change his mind. Following the tumultuous times that the Enola Holmes actor faced in Warner Bros. Discovery, Dwayne Johnson resurrected the actor as Superman once again in the DCEU.
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Why Mads Mikkelsen Is The Perfect Actor For Geralt of Rivia
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Mads Mikkelsen is considered by most people as an underrated actor. Fans claim that he is always seems to be the second choice as he is considered for a recast of a previous role all the time. Mads Mikkelsen replaced Johnny Depp in Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (2022) when the latter was removed. Liam Hemsworth, on the other hand, is 32 years old, with much less experience in films compared to Mads Mikkelsen.
There has been no official word from the Studios regarding the fans’ suggestions as Liam Hemsworth officially joins The Witcher family from Season 4.
The Witcher Season 3 will air around the summer of 2023 on Netflix and will be the last time Henry Cavill picks up the silver sword as Geralt of Rivia.