Replacing Henry Cavill is no easy task. The actor has been the King of doing fantasy roles, swinging his sword or flying away in his cape. He bagged the role of Geralt of Rivia for the Netflix fantasy series The Witcher. It undoubtedly became one of the most-watched series on the platform.
Despite the series being so successful, the actor decided to leave it, resulting in speculations about him leaving to work on Man of Steel 2 or because the series did not stick to the original book source. He will now be replaced by Liam Hemsworth, who fans are not fond of and whom creators and cast-mates are offering a warm welcome. Likewise, The Witcher: Blood Origin actress Michelle Yeoh seems hopeful but skeptical about the change.
Michelle Yeoh talks of Liam Hemsworth replacing Henry Cavill in The Witcher
Giving a farewell to Henry Cavill from Netflix’s The Witcher has not been easy on the fans. But the cast members will also be adjusting to the change. The actress spoke with E! News recently about the announcement of Liam Hemsworth taking over as the lead. To which she replied, “I think Henry did such an amazing job. Let’s see what Liam has to bring, right? That’s how it is.”
Yeoh plays the role of Scian in The Witcher: Blood Origin, A series that is set before the period of Cavill’s character. The actress will play the lead role in this prequel.
So far, the news of Liam Hemsworth replacing Cavill in The Witcher has not been well received. The inevitable comparison between the two has led to criticism of The Hunger Games actor as soon as his casting was announced. While filling Cavill’s shoes may not be easy, some hopeful fans also want to give Hemsworth a chance.
Hemsworth will take over from season 4 of the series. Season 3 is set to be released in the summer of 2023, which will still see Cavill in the lead. As per reports, the Australian actor has already started reading Andrzej Sapkowski’s books to prepare for the role.
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