Netflix Witcher Season 4 Replaces Henry Cavill With Liam Hemsworth

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Henry Cavill stares at the camera while wearing a grey striped suit.

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At the moment, Netflix introduced that The Witcher will probably be again for a fourth season. Nonetheless, it wasn’t all excellent news, because the streamer additionally confirmed that Henry Cavill won’t be returning for season 4. As a substitute, Liam Hemsworth would be the new monster slayer, Geralt of Rivia.

Netflix’s live-action adaptation of the favored Witcher books first began airing in 2019 and shortly exploded in recognition, with many praising Henry Cavill’s stoic however charming tackle the white-haired witcher himself, Geralt. Since that first season, The Witcher has develop into a bonafide franchise for Netflix, resulting in extra seasons, anime prequels, motion pictures, and even a child-friendly spin-off. However the star of the unique sequence gained’t be sticking round because the fantasy franchise grows.

In a tweet posted earlier today, Netflix confirmed that Cavill will probably be stepping away from the position after season three of the Witcher airs…someday sooner or later. Beginning in season 4, Liam Hemsworth will probably be becoming a member of the “Witcher household” and can put on the white wig and carry the cool swords as Geralt transferring ahead.

“My journey as Geralt of Rivia has been stuffed with each monsters and adventures, and alas, I will probably be laying down my medallion and my swords for Season 4,” stated Cavill in a statement shared by Netflix.

“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,” continued Cavill, “Liam, good sir, this character has such a wonderful depth to him, enjoy diving in and seeing what you can find.”

Hemsworth, a Witcher fan himself, also shared a statement about the surprising news, saying that he’s been a fan of Cavill’s take on the character for years and that he was “inspired” by his performance and what he brought to the character.

“I may have some big boots to fill, but I’m truly excited to be stepping into The Witcher world,” said Hemsworth.

The initial reaction online has been…not great! Many fans are confused and upset to see Cavill leave the role. And while it’s likely he’s hanging up the swords and the medallion to replace it with a red cape and tights as he returns to the DCEU movie franchise as Superman, I assume many Witcher followers will probably be saddened to see the nerdy actor go away the favored present. However hey, with all that DC cash he can in all probability build an even cooler PC!

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