The earthquake that was the announcement that henry cavill I was going to leave ‘The Witcher’ at the end of its season 3 is something that many may not have finished assimilating. After all, we still haven’t been able to see that last batch of episodes with him leading the cast, but Netflix already made it clear then that the show had to go on and that Liam Hemsworth is going to be his replacement as Geralt of Rivia. The showrunner of the series has now explained why ending the series with Cavill leaving was not even an option.
“We weren’t willing to do it”
Lauren Schmidt Hissrich has acknowledged in Total Film that Hemsworth “He has to fill a huge gap, but he also has a lot of energy and a lot of enthusiasm for it. Obviously, it’s a new chapter for us. And there are a lot of feelings at stake. But at the end of the day, we love what we’re doing. So let’s move on“That yes, recognizes that ending the series after what happened with Cavill was an option on the table:
We had the option of making Geralt leave and ending the series, but we weren’t willing to do it. There are too many stories left to tell. Also, if we were to replace Geralt with another Warlock, it would be totally off the books, and I don’t think that’s what anyone wanted either.
Now the big question is to see if they explain in some way within the series that Geralt goes from having Cavill’s face to Hemsworth’s, since they have had time to include something at the end of the third season that explains it. And in a world where magic exists, it shouldn’t be so difficult to find a way to do it either, although I admit that I don’t know the mythology created by the writer in sufficient depth Andrzej Sapkowski and how exactly would something like that fit together.
The only thing we can do for now is wait, but the good news is that it won’t be too long, since season 3 of ‘The Witcher’ premieres this coming June 29. It will be then when his Part 1 arrives, while Cavill’s final farewell will arrive on the platform on July 27. Then the Hemsworth stage will begin on a date yet to be specified.
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