Cavill has played the role of Geralt since the series debuted in 2019 and his performance has been critically acclaimed. However, it seems that Netflix has decided to say goodbye to the actor.
The reasons for this decision are unclear, but it may be related to Cavill’s busy schedule. He was recently chosen by DC to continue playing Superman.
At the time it was announced that the series had been renewed for a fourth season, it was also announced that the actor would be stepping down from the role of Geralt of Rivia. In a statement, the actor said: “My journey as Geralt of Rivia has been filled with monsters and adventures and sadly I will be leaving my medallion and swords behind for season 4. In my place, the fabulous Mr. Liam Hemsworth will take over the mantle of the For his part, Liam said: “As a fan I am thrilled to have this opportunity. Henry has been a great Geralt and I am honored that he is handing over the reins to me and allowing me to take on the mantle of the white wolf on to take me.
Why Henry Cavill is leaving the Witcher series
As a video game enthusiast, Henri Cavill has always had a special connection to The Witcher universe. From the very beginning, the actor was very attached to the story. However, during production, the creative team made some decisions that deviated from the original material – which did not sit well with all viewers. We think there were disagreements between Cavill and the show’s creators, which led to his departure.
See this post on Instagram
This decision surprised everyone, as the 39-year-old actor only stated last November that he is committed to seven seasons of The Witcher. However, he clarified that it depends on his ability to tell good stories and honor Spakowski’s work. It was mentioned behind the scenes that his high contract with Netflix could have been a conditioning factor. Indeed, the company is coming off a rough year and its salary of more than a million dollars per episode has been hard to afford. However, it doesn’t seem like that’s enough to break up the relationship between them.
If Henry Cavill dreamed and hoped for this diary many years ago, we cannot forget his busy schedule for years to come. In addition to the projects he already has in the future, he just added his return to the DC Extended Universe as Superman after being fired from Warner Bros. It was then, when he stopped playing the superhero, that the doors of The Witcher opened for him, but this path will end in Season 3, available in 2023.