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The Witcher: Fans concerned, almost-outraged over Henry Cavill's exit from the Netflix show

Fans took to social media to react to the recent announcement and many shared their vexation over Henry Cavill's exit.

The Witcher: Fans concerned, almost-outraged over Henry Cavill's exit from the Netflix show
Liam Hemsworth replaces Henry Cavill in The Witcher
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Last Updated: 04.41 PM, Oct 30, 2022


Netflix's recent announcement of Henry Cavill exiting The Witcher has met with underwhelming responses from fans. Following deliberations, the streaming service revealed that Cavill will be 'handing his swords' of Geralt of Rivia to Liam Hemsworth in the upcoming fourth season of the show. While many believe that the British actor's renewed commitments with DC Comics are the main reason for the exit, others reckon that the lack of faith and interest in the source material among the panel of writers could have nudged him to make the call. 

"Well, it’s not all Superman but more because Henry Cavill wanted to stay true to the source material and the showrunners don’t. This is the most accurate reason of why…" wrote a Twitter user in response to the announcement on Saturday. 

"This isn't about Superman, he's said he'd do both. This is probably a decision based on the showrunners' open disdain for the books, games, and the fans themselves, while Henry himself loves Geralt and the books, they obviously don't care about the world in the same way he does," wrote, echoing the sentiments of many. 

Several comments come on the back of The Witcher writer Beau DeMayo's statement which divulged that many writers on the show actually disliked the source material and even mocked it at times. DeMayo, who has written two of The Witcher episodes so far, went on to say that fandom and respect for the source material are paramount among the writers for the critical success of any show. 

However, Henry Cavill will reprise the role of Geralt in the Season 3 of The Witcher which is scheduled to arrive on Netflix in the summer of 2023. The actor recently announced that he will be back to his Superman duties and made a small appearance in Dwayne Johnson-starrer Black Adam.