‘Bring Cavill Back’: Fans PISSED with ‘The Witcher’ casting

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A fresh fan petition asks Netflix to recast Henry Cavill as The Witcher’s titular monster hunter. The Witcher is a well-known fantasy adventure series. The Witcher, a streaming behemoth original series that debuted in 2019, was based on a series of books of the same name written by Polish novelist Andrzej Sapkowski. The show centres on Geralt of Rivia (Cavill), an enchanted assassin hired to murder mythological animals but instead becomes caught up in a political power struggle between rival kingdoms and has to save a young princess who possesses enormous, enigmatic power.

Although the fanbase was skeptical about Cavill playing the Witcher, their concerns were quickly allayed when crowds praised his performance. Cavill, however, just revealed that he would leave The Witcher after season 3 and not return for season 4. The Hunger Games actor Liam Hemsworth will take over as Geralt, the actor said in the same release. Fans, naturally angered by the revelation, have started to speculate as to Cavill’s true motivations since he earlier stated his dedication to showrunner Lauren Hissrich’s 7-year plan.

The Witcher
Credit: Katalin Vermes/ Netflix

What made Henry Cavil leave the popular series The Witcher?

According to the reports of ScreenRant, fans reacted favourably to Cavill’s being considered as the actor had long been a fan of both the original Witcher books and the hugely well-liked CD Projekt Red video game franchise. Although a sizable percentage of the fandom praised Cavill’s portrayal of the lead character, The Witcher’s plot confused them. In the novel, there were a number of significant story and character alterations. It is obvious that fans would start a petition to bring back the one aspect of The Witcher that they all liked, especially when combined with earlier reports that the show’s creators were not fans of the novels and intentionally derided them.

It was a condition of Cavill’s prior agreement to the showrunner’s seven-year plan that the show pays tribute to Sapkowski’s work. Although a recent source said that the actor’s departure was due to a difficult production and a tight work schedule, the explanation does not entirely rule out the potential that Henry was unhappy with The Witcher’s direction. merely time will tell if fans will stop watching the show after The Witcher season 3 debuts on Netflix in mid-2023, as many petitions on Change.org serve merely as symbolic gestures with little to no actual impact. Let’s see how far the fans can go to bring their favourite Cavil back in the show.

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Vishakha Thakar
Vishakha Thakar
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