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Henry Cavill leaving The Witcher, to be Replaced by Aussie Star

October 31, 2022 12:10 am in by
British actor/cast member Henry Cavill attends the world premiere of 'The Witcher' in London, Britain, 16 December 2019. The TV show is due to be released on Netflix on 20 December. EPA/WILL OLIVER

Even before season 3 is available to watch, there has been some big news surrounding the main character and monster-hunter Geralt of Rivia.

Henry Cavill will be departing the show at the end of season 3 and stepping in to take over is the brother of Thor, Liam Hemsworth.

Cavill broke the news on his socials by saying “My journey as Geralt of Rivia has been filled with both monsters and adventures, and alas, I will be laying down my medallion and my swords for Season 4,” said Cavill in a statement. “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.”

Hemsworth, as expected, is excited to fill the role, “As a Witcher fan I’m over the moon about the opportunity to play Geralt of Rivia,” he said. “Henry Cavill has been an incredible Geralt, and I’m honoured that he’s handing me the reins and allowing me to take up the White Wolf’s blades for the next chapter of his adventure. Henry, I’ve been a fan of yours for years and was inspired by what you brought to this beloved character. I may have some big boots to fill, but I’m truly excited to be stepping into The Witcher world.”

Fans of the show aren’t all pleased with the announcement, taking to twitter to voice their displeasure;

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A lot of blame has been placed on the writers of the show who have been attempting to move away from the stories originating from books and games, which Cavill had been very much against.

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Some were also saying that Cavill’s imminent return to the rejuvenated DCEU is also to blame.

However, there is still a lot to play out before Hemsworth picks up the sword. The Witcher: Blood Origin which is a spin-off that explores the creation story of the first prototype Witcher. That premieres on Netflix on Dec. 25 and The Witcher Season 3 will come shortly after in winter 2023 for Australians. 

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