Henry Cavill will no longer be in “The Witcher,” the Netflix show he was in, the British actor said Saturday on Instagram.
Liam Hemsworth, an Australian actor, has been chosen to take his place in season four of the show.
Cavill captioned his post, “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.”
This has been a big week for the 39-year-old actor, who announced earlier that he will be playing Superman again in the DC Comics universe.
Cavill announced his departure while also revealing that Hemsworth would take over the role, saying, “In my stead, the fantastic Mr Liam Hemsworth will assume the role 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.”
The Brit wrote directly to the Aussie and said, “Liam, good sir, this character has such a wonderful depth to him, enjoy diving in and seeing what you can find.” In response, Hemsworth, who is 32 years old, posted a message on his own platform to fans and Cavill.
He said, “As a Witcher fan I’m over the moon about the opportunity to play Geralt of Rivia. 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.”
Right now, you can only watch seasons 1 and 2 on the streaming service, but season 3 will be out in the summer of 2023. No one knows for sure when season 4 will start filming or air with Hemsworth.
Netflix also said in a Tweet on Saturday that the actor was now part of “The Witcher” family. Hemsworth is best known for playing Gale Hawthorne in the trilogy “The Hunger Games.”
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