After three seasons as “The Witcher”, Henry Cavill has decided to put down his swords and move on.
On Friday, the actor announced that he would be leaving the role. He wrote, “My journey with Geralt of Rivia was filled with both monsters as well as adventures and, alas! I will be laying aside my medallions and my swords in Season 4.”
He shared that Liam Hemsworth would be “taking up the mantle of the heroic blonde-haired role.”
Cavill wrote that “As with the most literary characters, I pass on the torch with reverence and enthusiasm for the time I spent embodying Geralt”
Hemsworth posted on Saturday, his Instagram account, that he is a huge fan of “The Hunger Games,” and was thrilled to have the chance to play Geralt of Rivia.
He wrote, “Henry Cavill is an amazing Geralt, and it’s an honor that he’s handed me the reins and will allow me to take up White Wolf’s knives for the next chapter in his adventure.”
The 2019 Netflix premiere of “The Witcher” was based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s fantasy series. The show was created by Lauren Schmidt for television. It received positive reviews and spawned a second series, which was released last year. Season 3 will be released next summer.
Cavill, who was speaking at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 ahead of the premiere, spoke about lobbying for the show’s debut after having played a popular videogame also inspired by the literary series.
He said, via Vulture, “I’m an avid gamer.” “I was passionate about the games. “I thought, “I hope they make it into a TV series or movie.”
Cavill, who was proactive in pursuing the role of the star when the show was finally in development, was able to get the script finalized before Cavill could be considered.
Cavill stated at Comic-Con that “it was something I wasn’t going to allow pass me by without giving my best shot.” “I was constantly annoying my agents.” They replied, “They’re not ready.”
Cavill is now focusing on a role that he played in an iconic past role.
Recently, he was confirmed to play Clark Kent/the Man of Steel again in future DC projects.
A crossover movie featuring Superman’s Black Adam and Dwayne John’s Black Adam is on the horizon. This follows Cavill’s appearance in the mid-credits of this month’s highly successful “Black Adam,” as also a standalone sequel to 2013’s “Man of Steel.”
Cavill posted an Instagram picture of himself as Superman just days before his post about “The Witcher.” He also shared a video about his return to the role.
“A small taste of the future, my friends.” He wrote, “The dawn of hope restored.”