Forward of the third season of Netflix’s live-action adaptation of The Witcher comes affirmation of a fourth season, however with a significant change: Actor Henry Cavill is stepping apart as Geralt of Rivia. He will probably be changed by Liam Hemsworth (The Starvation Video games, Independence Day: Resurgence).
On their respective Instagram profiles, Cavill and Hemsworth mentioned the recasting of the collection’ lead Witcher.
“My journey as Geralt of Rivia has been stuffed with each monsters and adventures, and alas, I will probably be laying down my medallion and my swords for Season 4,” Cavill stated in a press release. “In my stead, the incredible Mr. Liam Hemsworth will probably be taking on the mantle of the White Wolf. As with the best of literary characters, I go the torch with reverence for the time spent embodying Geralt and enthusiasm to see Liam’s tackle this most fascinating and nuanced of males. Liam, good sir, this character has such an exquisite depth to him, take pleasure in diving in and seeing what you will discover.”
“As a Witcher fan I’m over the moon concerning the alternative to play Geralt of Rivia,” Hemsworth stated. “Henry Cavill has been an unimaginable Geralt, and I’m honoured that he’s handing me the reins and permitting me to take up the White Wolf’s blades for the subsequent chapter of his journey. Henry, I’ve been a fan of yours for years and was impressed by what you delivered to this beloved character. I could have some huge boots to fill, however I’m really excited to be getting into The Witcher world.”
Cavill introduced earlier this week that, as was all-but confirmed by his cameo look in Black Adam, he’ll return to the function of Superman in DC’s cinematic universe. A fan-favorite within the function, Cavill hadn’t portrayed the Man of Metal since 2017, within the unique launch of Justice League. Two newer live-action DC universe initiatives, Shazam! and Peacemaker, featured faceless cameos by Superman.
“I wished to attend till the weekend was over earlier than posting this as a result of I wished to offer you all the prospect to observe Black Adam,” Cavill stated on Instagram. “Now that loads of you will have, I wished to make it official: I’m again as Superman. What you see on this picture and in Black Adam is only a very small style of issues to return. There’s lots to be glad about, and I’ll get to that in time, however I wished to thanks most of all. Thanks to your assist and to your endurance. I promise will probably be rewarded.”
Cavill was forged as Geralt, the White Wolf, in 2018. He introduced real nerd cred — as an unabashed fan of The Witcher video games and books, in addition to a religious World of Warcraft and Warhammer geek — to the function. “I actually really feel a connection to Geralt and who he’s and his nature, particularly from the books,” Cavill informed Polygon in an interview in 2019. “And having performed the sport for a lot of, many, many hours, it was one thing that I had a reference to. And so it was nearly bringing a model of me, which is a model of Geralt, into Lauren’s present.”
The Witcher season 3 began filming earlier this 12 months, and is slated to start out streaming on Netflix in summer season 2023. A restricted collection prequel spinoff, The Witcher: Blood Origin, starring the incomparable Michelle Yeoh, will arrive on Netflix Christmas Day.