Why is Henry Cavill leaving The Witcher? It’s a tumultuous time in the land of The Witcher. Liam Hemsworth will take the helm as Henry Cavill quits the series. The actor reportedly wanted to focus on other projects, and Netflix is moving forward with season 4 with Hemsworth. Rumors are flying, and some of them might be very true. Here are the rumors.
Those who know Henry Cavill from his other roles have seen him balancing his public and private life. His ways seem very Superman-like. He swoops down, crushes his duties, then retreats to his Fortress of Solitude. He spends his off-screen days walking his dog and cooking.
Cavill actually pursued the role of the stoic monster hunter when the role first surfaced. He contacted the producers before casting even began to express his interest.
Once he landed the gig, Cavill put in his two cents and even gave Geralt his own distinctive accent to make the character feel like it was truly his. He also specified that this was a passion project for him. He is incredibly proud of the show and its fans.
Here Are the Rumors
That might have been the perfect marriage of star and project. However, as the series moved into its second season, cracks between the vision and what fans wanted appeared. There were reports that Hissrich and Cavill couldn’t agree on the series‘ direction. This ultimately led to Cavill’s departure.
There were other reports, however, that suggest the problems were even worse than that. One writer in particular, Beau DeMayo, took to Instagram to discuss his experience on the show. He claimed that the writers did not love or even understand the books and games they were adapting.
The prevailing theory is that Cavill was unhappy with the show’s direction and did not want to continue. This would explain why he opted to leave before his contract expired.
Regardless, it’s great that Cavill has another major fantasy role to tackle. Hopefully, he finds something just as fulfilling as The Witcher in the future. He’s certainly not short of work, with Argylle and a new Guy Ritchie film on the horizon. And, of course, a possible return as Superman.