In even more surprising and shocking news, Henry Cavill is exiting the Netflix The Witcher series with Season 4 and will be replaced by Liam Hemsworth as Geralt of Rivia, the role Cavill played in the first three seasons.
The announcement also means The Witcher Season 4 is greenlit ahead of the premiere of Season 3 next year.
Of course, recently saw the news that Henry Cavill is returning to Superman.
Interestingly enough, it also follows it learned the writers of the series mock the fans and source material and we know the actor is a huge fan.
Henry Cavill back as Superman
Rumors have offered Cavill is really busy so that would mean his return to Superman would be a ways off, but that doesn’t appear to be the case anymore.
With Cavill departing The Witcher we can guess that must mean his return as Superman is getting fast-tracked.
We can guess the actor will be back wearing the cape soon as Dwayne Johnson has talked about it, the Black Adam producers have stated a sequel is ready to go, and recently saw the big news that James Gunn is in charge of the new DCU.
The news also follows Man of Steel 2 being in early development and rumors of Cavill appearing in Justice League 2.
Cavill is also starring in the World War II action spy movie The Ministry Of Ungentlemanly Warfare with Eiza Gonzalez directed by Guy Ritchie and produced by Top Gun producer Jerry Bruckheimer.
So we see he wouldn’t have time to do all these projects if he continued with The Witcher which films overseas and has a demanding production schedule.
Henry Cavill and Liam Hemsworth announce The Witcher news
Both Cavill and Liam Hemsworth shared the news on social media on Saturday, with Netflix confirming.
“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 posted to Instagram. “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.”
Hemsworth, the brother of Marvel actor Chris Hemsworth who starred in The Hunger Games posted on Instagram: “As a Witcher fan I’m over the moon about the opportunity to play Geralt of Rivia. Henry Cavill has been an incredible Geralt, and I’m honored that he’s handing me the reins and allowing me to take up the White Wolf’s blades for the next chapter of his adventure.”
Hemsworth continued, “Henry, I’ve been a fan of yours for years and was inspired by what you brought to this beloved character. I may have some big boots to fill, but I’m truly excited to be stepping into The Witcher world.”
The Witcher is based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s best-selling book series that follows Geralt of Rivia the solitary monster hunter.
The Netflix series also stars Anya Chalotra as Yennefer and Freya Allan as princess Ciri.
Netflix also has The Witcher: Blood Origin spin-off that explores the creation of the first prototype Witcher premiering on Dec. 25, and The Witcher Season 3 will debut next Summer 2023.
Henry Cavill can also be seen in Netflix’s Enola Holmes 2 on Nov. 4.