It's the end of an era!
Netflix announced on Saturday that Henry Cavill is leaving The Witcher after three seasons as Geralt of Rivia and that Liam Hemsworth will be taking on the role. While there's been no official announcement as to why Henry is leaving, the news does come on the cusp of Henry returning as Superman in the Black Adam post-credits scene.
Starting with season four, Liam Hemsworth will be joining The Witcher family and will be wearing the white wig and carrying a badass sword while a new monster-slayer is making progress. While the replacement of Henry Cavill by Liam Hemsworth would make a huge difference to The Witcher, The Witcher could still succeed with Hemsworth, as long as Season 4 is used appropriately to help smooth out the transition between actors, as well as to answer unanswered questions about The Witcher.
Additionally, The Witcher has a great cast, with many stories that could follow, like Ciris's controversial plotline (Freya Allen) and Yennifer's (Anya Chalotra) journey, which could back up Liam Hemsworth's transition to Geralt. For fans of The Witcher, and specifically, Henry Cavill's take on Geralt of Rivia, it may not cause too much of an issue at the moment, but it sure seems like Henry Cavill is giving up this character for someone as passionate about the source material as he is.
Fans will still be able to watch Cavill as Geralt one last time in season 3, which has yet to premiere. He is also slated to appear alongside Millie Bobby Brown in Enola Holmes 2, released November 4th on Netflix.
Cavill was brilliant as Geralt of Rivia on The Witcher and I can't pretend this news doesn't have me gutted. I am, however, happy for whatever Henry does next, especially as it may have to do with his commitment as Superman in the next few DC films. What are your thoughts on this sudden change? Drop your thoughts below.