Henry Cavill bids farewell to his main character ‘Geralt of Rivia’, The legendary wizard from the fantasy saga The Witcher, created by author Andrzej Sapkowski and adapted by Netflix.
On the threshold of knowing the final episodes of the third season, Followers finally said goodbye to the first White Wolf in order to include a new face playing this warrior of supernatural powers.
Viewers of the series will have to get used to Liam Hemsworth’s face, Australian actor best remembered for playing ‘Gail Hawthorne’ in ‘Hunger Games’ saga.
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Miley Cyrus’ ex-husband will be reprising the character starting in season four, a change that Cavill himself announced in late 2022 with an emotional message on his social networks.
“My journey as Geralt of Rivia has been filled with monsters and adventure, But I’m going to give up my medallion and my swords for the fourth season, The wonderful Liam Hemsworth will take over as White Wolf in my place.”
And he added: “Like the greatest literary characters, I proudly carry the torch of time spent crafting ‘Geralt’ and look forward to seeing Liam’s version About this charming character”, the British expressed in his ‘post’ on Instagram.
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Why did you leave the character?
Although no official announcement has been made as to why the actor left the role, the exact reason has been given. It is believed that there were some creative inconsistencies with the development of the character.
When Cavill appeared to be cast in “The Witcher” in 2017, his desire to participate was fueled by his loyal fan following of the saga and the Polish author’s video game.
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For this reason, as a great connoisseur of magicians and an avid reader of Sapkowski’s novels, it is believed that he decided to leave his role, Because Geralt’s development in the series doesn’t match his development in the book, According to ‘The Hollywood Reporter’.
In fact, the statement of a former producer and screenwriter of the production has also added to this speculation. Beau Damayo indicated that some creators could not take the character’s narrative world seriously.
“I’ve been to shows where some of the writers disliked the books or games (even actively mocking the source material). That’s a recipe for disaster and bad ethics. Anything to add to this is allowed.” You have to respect the work before you can give it to his legacy”, he expressed in an interview with ‘The Direct’ in 2022.
How will they explain Cavill’s exit from the series?
the creator Steve Gobb and Tomek Baginski revealed that the new take on the character would be closer to Sapkowski’s texts.
“He is a very accurate character. Very similar to what was established in the books and I think this transition will be pretty smooth., But at the same time it’s going to be a new Geralt, a new face to the character, and I think that’s going to be very exciting to see as well.Gaub said this in an interview given to ‘Yahoo News’.
Similarly, he argued that this physical modification would The fifth book deals with ‘Baptism of Fire’, where the character encounters ghostly hunters.
However, the details of how they will deliver the big twist are yet to be known, as the makers argue that they may fall into ‘spoilers’.
Nathalia Gomez Parra
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