Forward of the third season of Netflix’s live-action adaptation of The Witcher comes affirmation of a fourth season, however with a serious change: Actor Henry Cavill is stepping apart as Geralt of Rivia. He will likely be changed by Liam Hemsworth (The Starvation Video games, Independence Day: Resurgence).
“My journey as Geralt of Rivia has been stuffed with each monsters and adventures, and alas, I will likely be laying down my medallion and my swords for Season 4,” Cavill mentioned in an announcement. “In my stead, the implausible Mr. Liam Hemsworth will likely be taking over 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 a beautiful depth to him, get pleasure from diving in and seeing what you’ll find.”
“As a Witcher fan I’m over the moon concerning the alternative to play Geralt of Rivia,” Hemsworth mentioned. “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 dropped at this beloved character. I’ll have some huge boots to fill, however I’m really excited to be moving 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 position of Superman in DC’s cinematic universe. A fan-favorite within the position, Cavill hadn’t portrayed the Man of Metal since 2017, within the unique launch of Justice League. Two newer live-action DC universe tasks, Shazam! and Peacemaker, featured faceless cameos by Superman.
“I needed to attend till the weekend was over earlier than posting this as a result of I needed to offer you all the possibility to observe Black Adam,” Cavill mentioned on Instagram. “Now that loads of you’ve, I needed 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 pleased about, and I’ll get to that in time, however I needed to thanks most of all. Thanks in your assist and in your endurance. I promise it will likely be rewarded.”
Cavill was solid 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 position. “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 begin streaming on Netflix in summer time 2023. A restricted collection prequel spinoff, The Witcher: Blood Origin, starring the incomparable Michelle Yeoh, will arrive on Netflix Christmas Day.