The elves, the witches, the wizards, and the witchers; all must be mourning even in their magic today, as the show lost its most beloved and significant actor, Henry Cavill. He was so natural and flawless at playing the character that fans never in their wildest dream could imagine another actor in the role. However, our deepest fears came out true, and even destiny couldn’t keep fan-favorite Geralt of Rivia with his child surprise and the beautiful princess of Cintra.
Seemingly, Henry Cavill not only played the titular character for three consecutive seasons but also helped the series rise to prominence and achieve great heights. Now that he will no longer be part of the lore fans substantially state on their social media handles that half of their reason to watch the series was the 6’2 feet tall, world’s second most handsome man, and the lone wolf of the medieval fantasy drama. While many are lamenting the loss of the actor to DCEU, a plethora of other Twitter birds blame the writers’ room for driving away Cavill from his dream role!
Fans blame the ‘disloyal’ writers of The Witcher series to be the reason for Henry Cavill to discontinue being Geralt of Rivia
Notably, a few days earlier, writer-producer Beau DeMayo acknowledged in an interview how a few writers not only dislike but even mock and ridicule the series’s original source. Cavill himself is an ardent Witcher geek and respects books with all his heart. But it seems like the stars did not align with our white-haired monster butcher who had to give away his dream role to the Hunger Games actor and younger brother of Chris Hemsworth, Liam Hemsworth.
Fans now blame the disloyal scriptwriters of the series in their tweets to be the reason for his decision to back out from the role after three seasons. Check out some tweets below:
henry cavill a leaving the witcher after begging netflix for the role and being the biggest fan of the franchise is making the report that the writers hate the books seem more and more plausible. they chased that man away from the series. this is sick.
— ariel 🪴 (@cursedhat) October 29, 2022
Frankly after hearing that the Netflix writers gave 0 shits about the Witcher’s source material and that Henry Cavil was the only one who did gave a shit this only says that now that he’s gone the show is not gonna to feel like the Witcher at all but the Witcher in name only… https://t.co/mWMc0xWin5 pic.twitter.com/xr9qmAqpCq
— The Mad Lich of Shimano (@6ShubNiggurath6) October 30, 2022
I only watched The Witcher for henry cavil, without him, the shows not worth watching, cancel it at season 3 and call it a failure.
and tell the main writer and that lauren hissrech woman to read the fucking books.
— Adam the Annoying One (@AdamHawks_EU) October 29, 2022
Finding out they've pushed Henry Cavil to leaving the Witcher series makes me actually loathe the showrunners. He was a giant nerd for Witcher and warhammer, gaming etc that made me connect with him and appreciate the effort & care he was applying to a series he clearly loves.
— Morgan (@Morgane44598403) October 30, 2022
I guess Superman is not the only reason Henry Cavil's leaving Witcher. https://t.co/MZY5G9PVvl
— Barath (@b4rath) October 29, 2022
I feel bad for Henry Cavil. Imagine having the opportunity to work on properties that you clearly love and care about, but being stuck with showrunners that basically couldn't care less about the material. This some monkey paw shit. #Witcher
— Dmitri Roujan (@WaywardEmcee) October 30, 2022
Henry Cavil leaving because the writers won't stick to the books for the witcher story….he's so real for this such a true fan I have never loved a man more (but also,,,,pls come back who the hell wants to see the flop h3msworth brother in this series)
— sameera (@nahkareemas) October 30, 2022
Henry Cavil leaving the Witcher is the biggest FU to the writers I’ve ever seen. As it should be. Respect the material you’re writing about. Literally that man’s PASSION project and they fucked it up for him. Such garbage.
— Sam Sap ✨ (@Sammiesap) October 30, 2022
What are your thoughts on this? Why according to you did Henry Cavill pass the role to Liam Hemsworth? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below.
Meanwhile, stream the prequel series, The Witcher: Blood Origin on December 25th, only on Netflix.