Is Henry Cavill really about to quit ‘The Witcher’ because it’s terrible?
Are you ready for a world where Geralt of Rivia isn’t played by Henry Cavill? Well, prepare yourself because that’s precisely what’s happening in the upcoming season of Netflix’s wildly successful series The Witcher. Is any of it happening at all because the show is actually not worth watching?
Let’s take a dive into the details and see why there is so much of a rumor like this in the first place.
If you’ve been on the edge of your seat, following the tumultuous lives of Geralt, Yennefer, and Ciri, you’d better brace yourself. In the anticipated third season, the last to feature the stoic gaze of Cavill, the role of Geralt will metamorphose in a way that not only remains true to the core of the series but also introduces an exciting new dynamic.
This transformative leap, as revealed by the series’ executive producer Tomek Baginski, comes with a shift towards Liam Hemsworth, renowned for his portrayal of Gale Hawthorne in The Hunger Games series, who will be donning the role of Geralt for the forthcoming seasons.
Without spilling too many beans, Baginski promises a masterful transition plan. The introduction of the new Geralt, our beloved monster slayer, won’t be a jarring experience but a nod to the deep-seated meta ideas engrained in the fifth book of the original series by Andrzej Sapkowski, The Lady of the Lake. This dimension-hopping development would give the narrative space to explore a new face for Geralt.
Speaking of faces, can you picture Hemsworth replacing Cavill? Last October, Cavill announced his departure from the series, confirming that Hemsworth will step into the shoes of the stoic Witcher.
“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 Four,” Cavill stated, bidding farewell to his iconic character. As the torch is passed, the excitement is palpable to see Hemsworth’s unique interpretation of the multifaceted Geralt.
Cavill’s exit came with murmurs of discontent regarding the production’s departure from the source material. However, the narrative’s next step remains intriguingly nebulous, especially given Baginski’s suggestion that the upcoming season draws inspiration from the chronologically final novel of the Witcher saga.
Already confirmed for Season Four, even before the airing of Season Three, The Witcher has been making waves in the Netflix universe. Cavill, who is set to reprise his role as Superman for DC, graciously welcomed Hemsworth as his successor. Hemsworth, excited for his next journey in the Witcher world, responded with equal enthusiasm.
While the excitement builds up for Hemsworth’s debut as Geralt, fans of The Witcher also have other events to look forward to. Coming up this Christmas is The Witcher: Blood Origin, a spin-off exploring the origin of the first Witcher, followed by Season Three slated for release in the summer of 2023.
So, as we bid adieu to Cavill’s Geralt and prepare to welcome Hemsworth’s portrayal, the question remains: are you ready for the changing face of the White Wolf?