The Witcher: Keep Henry Cavill, Replace Writers Petition Crosses 320K Signatures

Fandom revolt as over 320K signatures demand retaining Henry Cavill in The Witcher and overhauling the writing team.

The Witcher: Keep Henry Cavill, Replace Writers Petition Crosses 320K Signatures

SUMMARY

  • The petition to replace The Witcher writers and bring back Henry Cavill gains significant momentum, emphasizing fan dissatisfaction and support.
  • The petition criticizes Netflix, attributing Cavill's departure not to his Superman role but to perceived executive failures, which resonates with fans.
  • Cavill's departure from The Witcher sparks speculation on creative differences and fans' persistent petition for his return.
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In a striking demonstration of collective fandom passion, a petition championing Henry Cavill’s continued role as Geralt of Rivia in Netflix’s acclaimed series The Witcher. Which has surged past 320,000 signatures. Fans worldwide are vocalizing their unwavering support for Cavill’s portrayal, emphasizing their dedication to the actor as the embodiment of the iconic monster hunter.

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Actor Henry Cavill

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The Petition With 320k Signatures Calls For Writer Changes And Henry Cavill’s Return

A resounding call for transformative shifts. A petition demanding the removal of The Witcher writers and the reinstatement of Henry Cavill has amassed an impressive 320,000 signatures.

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Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia

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The departure of Cavill as Geralt of Rivia would undoubtedly trigger a backlash, given his impeccable fit for the role and fervent fanbase. Surprisingly, the petition’s focus on ousting the show’s writers to facilitate Cavill’s return has sparked unexpected levels of support.

The Charge.org petition is gaining momentum, exemplifying the profound adoration for Cavill as the White Wolf. Its creator commences with a stirring sentence, citing Andrzej Sapkowski’s high praise for Cavill. Drawing a parallel to Viggo Mortensen’s portrayal of Aragorn. As per Gamingbible, he stated,

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“I was more than happy with Henry Cavill’s appearance as The Witcher, he’s a real professional. Just as Viggo Mortensen gave his face to Aragorn, so Henry gave his to Geralt and it shall be forever so.”

The petition passionately criticizes Netflix for the decision to let Cavill go. Attributing it not to his role as Superman but to what it perceives as executives failing their fanbase.

The overwhelming support indicates a collective plea for a refreshed narrative. It underscores Cavill’s pivotal role in personifying the iconic monster hunter. As the petition continues to gather momentum.

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It mirrors the ardent fanbase’s desire for a revitalized storyline and the enduring charm of Cavill’s portrayal in the acclaimed Netflix series. Meanwhile, it’s noteworthy to understand the initial cause behind Henry Cavill’s departure from The Witcher.

What Prompted Henry Cavill’s Exit From The Witcher Post Season 3?

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Henry Cavill in a still from The Witcher

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Cavill’s exit from The Witcher post-Season 3 has stirred both intrigue and worry among devoted fans. Portraying the magically empowered monster hunter Geralt in this adaptation of a renowned fantasy book series and video games.

The British actor’s departure marks a significant shift in the series’ dynamic. His replacement by Liam Hemsworth for the confirmed fourth and fifth seasons has left fans questioning the reasons behind this decision.

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Although Cavill has not explicitly disclosed the cause, speculation revolves around creative differences. Particularly regarding Geralt’s dialogue and the overall trajectory of the series.

The Man of Steel star, a dedicated fan of the source material, has long hinted at concerns about staying faithful to the character. The artist’s detailed notes to the show’s producer, Lauren Hissrich. emphasized the need for Geralt’s character to be three-dimensional. It reflected his commitment to the source material.

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During the interview with Philstar, Cavill disclosed,

“It’s important for me to have the character be three-dimensional. And it’s tricky to do, as I was saying earlier, because there’s a certain vision and there’s a certain set storyline and plot. And so, it was about me trying to find Geralt’s place within that. All of my asks and requests were along the lines of just being faithful to the source material.”

While initial theories of Cavill’s departure from DC projects were debunked, the fervent fanbase’s love for Cavill remains evident. A petition advocating for his return continues to gain traction, underscoring the collective desire for the actor’s continued involvement in The Witcher.

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As the petition persists, fans hope for a reconsideration that would bring back the beloved Geralt portrayed by Cavill.

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Written by Muskan Chaudhary

Muskan Chaudhary, Junior Content Writer at Fandom wire. Having completed her degree in Commerce, she has written over 500 articles spanning FandomWire and Animated Times in the pop culture. She is dedicated to bring the latest and informative content from the entertainment world, thus expanding her knowledge in the field. Apart from her contributions to FandamWire, she has a keen interest in video games, sketching and playing tennis.