Henry Cavill fans seem to be in a dilemma almost suddenly as the news of him being replaced in the role of Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher comes out. Liam Hemsworth will be taking over the series from its fourth season. The gamble fans didn’t expect to happen at all has taken place as this massive news outbreak.
When on one hand the month of October had been a success for DC and Henry Cavill with the release of Black Adam and the reinstating of the actor as Superman via the movie; it seems as if that was only one half of the story as Cavill has now given up the titular role of The Witcher to focus more in the DCEU franchise.
Liam Hemsworth Takes Over As The Witcher As Henry Cavill Leaves
Henry Cavill and Liam Hemsworth have both issued statements regarding this casting exchange, stating how Cavill believes it to be as if his time with the series has concluded. While on one hand, there had been casting rumors about the actor in the potential spinoff for House of the Dragon as Aegon the Conqueror, it might be as if the Man of steel actor could be saying goodbye to the roles in TV altogether.
Liam Hemsworth, although seemingly a fitting choice to take over as Geralt of Rivia, is facing a lot of backlashes as he has to follow the stunning performance of Henry Cavill. Although the fans can celebrate the show’s renewal for another season as well as the return of Cavill as the Kryptonian hero, they are also saddened by the fact that he would be giving up another one of his iconic roles.
“In my stead, the fantastic Mr. Liam Hemsworth will be taking up the mantle of the White Wolf. As with the greatest of literary characters, I pass the torch with reverence for the time spent embodying Geralt and enthusiasm to see Liam’s take on this most fascinating and nuanced of men. Liam, good sir, this character has such a wonderful depth to him, enjoy diving in and seeing what you can find.”
Rumors have been circulating, stating how perhaps Warner Bros. Discovery may have forced Cavill to stay away from any potential TV roles and step away from those that he already had. This could create further backlash for the franchise as both of these roles for the actor had been highly iconic.
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Could This Recasting News For Henry Cavill Be A Strategy For DC Studios?
The news of Henry Cavill’s return as the scarlet-caped hero created a massive amount of plus points for DC Studios, as fans had been yearning to see the actor reprise his role. However, it could be seen that perhaps we would get more than just his cameo in Black Adam in the near future. Cavill’s schedule might be getting packed incredibly for him to be giving up the role of The Witcher as he had expressed on multiple occasions as to how big of a fan he was of the series, having read all the books and played every game.
The Witcher’s third season is set to air on Netflix in the summer of 2023.