Henry Cavill is placing down his blades and shifting on from “The Witcher” after three seasons because the main man on the Netflix collection.
The actor confirmed that he can be stepping away from the role on his Instagram on Friday, writing, “My journey as Geralt of Rivia has been full of each monsters and adventures, and alas, I can be laying down my medallion and my swords for Season 4.”
He went on to share that actor Liam Hemsworth “can be taking over the mantle” of the heroic blonde-haired character.
“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 take on this most fascinating and nuanced of males,” 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 concerning the alternative to play Geralt of Rivia.”
“Henry Cavill has been an unbelievable Geralt, and I’m honoured that he is handing me the reins and permitting me to take up the White Wolf’s blades for the subsequent chapter of his journey,” he wrote.
“The Witcher,” which premiered on Netflix in 2019, is predicated on the fantasy e book collection by Andrzej Sapkowski and created for tv by Lauren Schmidt. It has acquired favorable opinions and already spawned a second season that was launched final yr. Season 3 is due subsequent summer season.
At San Diego Comic-Con in 2019, forward of the present’s premiere, Cavill spoke about lobbying for the role after taking part in a preferred online game additionally primarily based on the literary collection.
“I’m a gamer,” he mentioned on the time, through Vulture. “I used to be very very passionate concerning the video games. I believed, ‘I actually hope they make this right into a TV present or film.'”
When the present lastly was in improvement, Cavill was proactive about being thought-about for the starring role — even earlier than a script had been finalized.
“It was one thing I wasn’t going to let go me by with out giving it my greatest shot,” Cavill mentioned at Comic Con. “I aggravated my brokers on a regular basis. They mentioned, ‘They’re not prepared.'”
But now, Cavill is definitely centered on reprising one other iconic earlier role on his resume.
He was lately confirmed to once more be portraying Clark Kent/the Man of Steel in upcoming initiatives for DC. (CNN and HBO Max are each half of the identical mother or father firm, Warner Bros. Discovery.)
On the attainable 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.”
Just days prior to his publish about “The Witcher,” Cavill shared on Instagram a picture of himself as Superman together with a video talking about his return.
“A really small style of what’s to come, my mates. The daybreak of hope renewed,” he wrote.