Henry Cavill, who has starred in all three seasons of “The Witcher” on Netflix, has decided to hang up his blades and move on. On Friday, the actor announced through Instagram that he will be leaving the role, writing, “My trip as Geralt of Rivia has been filled with both monsters and adventures, and regrettably, I will be laying down my medallion and my swords for Season 4.”
Later, he revealed that Liam Hemsworth “will be taking up the mantle” of the heroic blonde. As with the best of literary characters, “I transmit the mantle with reverence for the time spent embodying Geralt and enthusiasm to see Liam’s perspective on this most intriguing and multifaceted man,” Cavill wrote.
Hemsworth, who plays Gale in “The Hunger Games,” expressed his excitement at the chance to play Geralt of Rivia in an Instagram post on Saturday. “Henry Cavill has been a fantastic Geralt, and I’m honored that he’s entrusting me with the reigns and enabling me to take up the White Wolf’s blades for the next chapter of his adventure,” he wrote.
The 2019 Netflix fantasy series “The Witcher” was adapted by Lauren Schmidt from the books by Andrzej Sapkowski. It was well appreciated by critics and audiences alike, leading to the production of a second season that premiered late last year. Next summer will bring Season 3.
At the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con, just before the premiere of the show, Cavill talked about how he lobbied for the role after enjoying a video game based on the book series. When asked about his interests, he responded, “I’m a gamer,” according to Vulture. The games were a huge part of my life, and I was quite enthusiastic about them.
I immediately had the thinking, “I hope they make this into a TV show or movie.” Even before a script was finalized for the project, Cavill took the initiative to be considered for the lead part. At Comic-Con, Cavill added, “It was something I wasn’t going to let pass me by without giving it my best try.”
I was frustrated with my representatives. They reported that “they are not prepared.” Cavill, on the other hand, is probably looking to add another legendary part to his resume. Recent reports indicate he may reprise his role as Clark Kent/Superman in upcoming DC films. (Warner Bros. Discovery, which also owns CNN, also owns HBO Max.)
After Henry Cavill’s mid-credits appearance in this month’s popular “Black Adam,” a crossover film between Superman and Dwayne Johnson‘s Black Adam has been speculated upon, as has a standalone sequel to 2013’s “Man of Steel.”
Just a few days before he posted about “The Witcher,” Cavill posted a photo of himself as Superman and a video explaining his decision to return to the role on Instagram. To give you a small taste of what’s to come, my friends. “A new day has dawned,” he penned.