Henry Cavill broke many hearts when the news of him quitting The Witcher became official. The actor who found his fame with DC’s Man of Steel is now busy with his return for the movie’s sequel. Although some claim that he quit because the series was not adhering to the original book source.
Now Liam Hemsworth is set to take his place to continue the Netflix show, but fans do not seem too keen on it. Joey Batey, who plays Dandelion in the series, discussed the change in casting and what he discusses when speaking to both Hemsworth and Cavill after the announcement.
The Witcher actor Joey Batey talks about Liam Hemsworth replacing Henry Cavill
Henry Cavill leaving The Witcher has left many fans sad, but how has it been for the cast? As per reports, Joey Batey who plays a supporting character in the show said, “I spoke to both of them, actually. I spoke to Henry last week, we text a fair bit.” The actor is a good friend of Cavill since they worked together for four years, discussing little details of the show. But while maintaining his friendship with Cavill, the British entertainer is also warming up to Hemsworth who is set to be his new co-star.
The Knightfall actor wished a warm “welcome” to the Australian actor for his entry. After all, filling Cavill’s shoes will not be an easy task. Although he also appreciated Hemsworth for taking up the tough task and doing good research to make it big on the show. In the end, he said, “We’ll miss Henry an awful lot, but Liam’s gonna bring something new and fresh and different to it.”
Chris Hemsworth also once mentioned how his younger brother is reading The Witcher books to get a hold of the character. After all, Cavill was so perfect at it that he would often correct people on the sets. Cavill’s last season will be the third one with his replacement leading from season 4. Do you think Liam Hemsworth can replace Henry Cavill perfectly in The Witcher? Comment your thoughts.