Henry Cavill Passes The Witcher Torch To Liam Hemsworth

In his official facebook account, Henry Cavill announces that he is passing the lead role in The Witcher, Geralt of Rivia, to Liam Hemsworth. While the news left the fans either brokenhearted or elated, they appreciate hearing it from the man himself.

Those who were sad after reading the message say that it will be difficult to watch Netflix’s The Witcher without Cavill. Understandably, the actor embodied Geralt in every aspect of the character. For seasons, he even proved he knows not just the character but everything about the series as well. In fact, he read the books after being a fan of the video game himself.

Henry Cavill Passes The Witcher Torch To Liam Hemsworth

Henry Cavill Passes The Witcher Torch To Liam Hemsworth

The message is truly filled with hints as to how deeply he feels connected to the character. His post:

Some news to share from The Continent…

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. In my stead, the fantastic Mr Liam Hemsworth will be taking up the mantle 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.
Liam, good sir, this character has such a wonderful depth to him, enjoy diving in and seeing what you can find.

Although Cavill did not mention any reason as to why he is passing on the torch to Hemsworth, fans picked up the reason as due to recent career development of the actor. DC Films becoming DC Studios, now led by Co-CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran, could very well have big plans for Henry Cavill’s Superman. So much so that the actor needs to free his schedule up as soon as possible. Could it really be the reason? Could there be an extensive plan for Superman in DC Studios for several projects?

Henry Cavill Passes The Witcher Torch To Liam Hemsworth

Henry Cavill Passes The Witcher Torch To Liam Hemsworth

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Some comments also mention a whole new IP for Cavill. That is the James Bond IP. Even though this may be less likely than the Superman role, it’s still quite a possibility. For now, fans are slowly taking in the news that Season 4 of The Witcher will have a new face for Geralt of Rivia.

Truly, it’s a good time to be a fan but a fan of a lot of IPs cannot have it all. After all, much to fans’ dismay, there is only one Henry Cavill. One actor can’t take on two heavily responsibility-laden characters at the same time. Besides, Liam Hemsworth has his every confidence in delivering the role of Geralt for the seasons of The Witcher that are to come. Sure. That is still something fans would have to see. Cavill has made quite a strong foundation for Geralt which Hemsworth will be able to work with. Nevertheless, Hemsworth has really big shoes …Witcher armor… to fill.

Welcome to The Continent Liam Hemsworth!


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