Friday, July 12, 2024

Henry Cavill Leaves Netflix’s “The Witcher” for Superman, Greener Pastures, Replaced by Liam Hemsworth


The Witcher Hour is over for Henry Cavill.

After three seasons, Cavill is returning to movies as Superman. He’s also booked a couple of other films.

The new Geralt of Rivia will be Liam Hemsworth starting with Season 4. Netflix made the announcement today.

“My journey as Geralt of Rivia has been filled with both monsters and adventures, and alas, I will be laying down my medallion and my swords for Season 4,” said Cavill in a statement.

“As with the greatest of literary characters, I pass the torch with reverence for the time spent embodying Geralt and enthusiasm to see Liam’s take on this most fascinating and nuanced of men,” continued Cavill, “Liam, good sir, this character has such a wonderful depth to him, enjoy diving in and seeing what you can find.”

Cavill is too much of a gentleman to say it, but I’m sure he’s relieved to get back on the big screen. Hemsworth can use “The Witcher” as Cavill did, as a launching pad to films.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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