It’s not looking good for Netflix’s The Witcher franchise as the Henry Cavill fans aren’t happy the Superman actor is no longer a part of the series, so apparently, they are rejecting the new Blood Origin series starring Michelle Yeoh.
Netflix released the trailer on Thursday (watch below) which has over 168k views, but while it has 10k likes on YouTube, the trailer has also been disliked 8.5k times.
Update: The trailer has now been disliked 146k times and the new trailer released at the CCXP is getting massively disliked.
While YouTube has disabled the dislikes feature, various Chrome extensions can reenable the feature.
What is alarming is that all the previous videos on Netflix related to The Witcher have tons of likes compared to dislikes, so this appears to be all about the Henry Cavill news:
- Nightmare of the Wolf trailer: 69k likes to 1.4 dislikes
- Season 2 trailer: 329k likes to 5.3 dislikes
- WitcherCon video: 29k likes to 618 dislikes
- Road to Season 2 trailer: 142k likes to 2.8k dislikes
Henry Cavill not happy with The Witcher
The amount of dislikes follows Henry Cavill exiting the series for a return to Superman.
However, it has also come out that Henry wasn’t happy with the direction Lauren Schmidt Hissrich was taking the series, which was away from the source material and the books.
A writer on the show even confirmed the other writers mocked the fans and the source material and aren’t even fans themselves.
Well, now Henry Cavill is gone and Hunger Games star Liam Hemsworth will play Geralt in Season 4, which some fans think could be the last.
“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,” said Cavill in a statement when the announcement was made to leave the series. “In my stead, the fantastic Mr. Liam Hemsworth will be taking up the mantle of the White Wolf.”
Cavill continued, “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.”
Fans have also pointed out that in previous interviews, Henry Cavill has said he could do both a new Superman movie and The Witcher series, so apparently, Cavill’s departing is all about creative differences.
The Witcher: Blood Origin is a TV mini-series
Here are the details for The Witcher: Blood Origin which is a TV mini-series airing on Netflix on Dec. 25:
Set in an elven world 1200 years before the time of Geralt, Yennefer, and Ciri, The Witcher: Blood Origin will tell a tale lost to history: the creation of the first prototype Witcher, and the events that led to the pivotal Conjunction of the Spheres, when the worlds of monsters, men, and elves merged to become one. This four-part prequel series premieres on Netflix on December 25.
More than a thousand years before the world of The Witcher, seven outcasts in the elven world unite in a blood quest against an unstoppable power.
Starring: Sophia Brown, Laurence O’Fuarain, Michelle Yeoh
Creators: Declan De Barra, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich