Today, Netflix introduced that The Witcher shall be again for a fourth season. However, it wasn’t all excellent news, because the streamer additionally confirmed that Henry Cavill is not going to be returning for season 4. Instead, 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 rapidly 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 grow to be a bonafide franchise for Netflix, resulting in extra seasons, anime prequels, films, and even a child-friendly spin-off. But the star of the unique collection received’t be sticking round because the fantasy franchise grows.
In a tweet posted earlier today, Netflix confirmed that Cavill shall be stepping away from the function after season three of the Witcher airs…someday sooner or later. Starting in season 4, Liam Hemsworth shall 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 full of each monsters and adventures, and alas, I shall be laying down my medallion and my swords for Season 4,” stated Cavill in a press release shared by Netflix.
“As with the best of literary characters, I cross the torch with reverence for the time spent embodying Geralt and enthusiasm to see Liam’s tackle this most fascinating and nuanced of men,” continued Cavill, “Liam, good sir, this character has such an exquisite depth to him, take pleasure in diving in and seeing what you will discover.”
Hemsworth, a Witcher fan himself, additionally shared a press release in regards to the stunning information, saying that he’s been a fan of Cavill’s tackle the character for years and that he was “impressed” by his efficiency and what he dropped at the character.
“I could have some massive boots to fill, however I’m actually excited to be entering into The Witcher world,” stated Hemsworth.
The preliminary response on-line has been…not nice! Many followers are confused and upset to see Cavill go away the function. And whereas it’s probably he’s hanging up the swords and the medallion to exchange it with a pink cape and tights as he returns to the DCEU movie franchise as Superman, I assume many Witcher followers shall be saddened to see the nerdy actor go away the favored present. But hey, with all that DC cash he can in all probability construct a fair cooler PC!