Henry Cavill exits ‘The Witcher’ as Liam Hemsworth takes over lead function



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Henry Cavill is placing down his blades and transferring on from “The Witcher” after three seasons because the main man on the Netflix sequence.

The actor confirmed that he might be stepping away from the function on his Instagram on Friday, writing, “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.”

He went on to share that actor Liam Hemsworth “will be taking up the mantle” of the heroic blonde-haired character.

“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,” Cavill wrote.

On his personal Instagram, “The Hunger Games” star Hemsworth wrote on Saturday that as a fan of the present, he was “over the moon about the opportunity to play Geralt of Rivia.”

“Henry Cavill has been an incredible Geralt, and I’m honoured 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,” he wrote.

“The Witcher,” which premiered on Netflix in 2019, relies on the fantasy ebook sequence by Andrzej Sapkowski and created for tv by Lauren Schmidt. It has acquired favorable critiques and already spawned a second season that was launched final yr. Season 3 is due subsequent summer time.

At San Diego Comedian-Con in 2019, forward of the present’s premiere, Cavill spoke about lobbying for the function after taking part in a well-liked online game additionally based mostly on the literary sequence.

“I’m a gamer,” he stated on the time, through Vulture. “I was very very passionate about the games. I thought, ‘I really hope they make this into a TV show or movie.’”

When the present lastly was in growth, Cavill was proactive about being thought-about for the starring function – even earlier than a script had been finalized.

“It was something I wasn’t going to let pass me by without giving it my best shot,” Cavill stated at Comedian Con. “I annoyed my agents all the time. They said, ‘They’re not ready.’”

However now, Cavill is unquestionably centered on reprising one other iconic earlier function on his resume.

He was just lately confirmed to once more be portraying Clark Kent/the Man of Metal in upcoming initiatives for DC. (CNN and HBO Max are each a part of the identical mother or father firm, Warner Bros. Discovery.)

On the doable docket is a crossover film that includes Superman and Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam, after Cavill’s mid-credits cameo on this month’s profitable “Black Adam,” in addition to a rumored standalone sequel to 2013’s “Man of Steel.”

Simply days previous to his submit about “The Witcher,” Cavill shared on Instagram a picture of himself as Superman together with a video talking about his return.

“A very small taste of what’s to come, my friends. The dawn of hope renewed,” he wrote.