Henry Cavill exits ‘The Witcher’ as Liam Hemsworth assumes control over the lead role

Henry Cavill is putting down his blades and continuing on from “The Witcher” after three seasons as the leading man on the Netflix series.

The actor affirmed that he will move back from the role on his Instagram on Friday, writing, “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.”

He proceeded to share that actor Liam Hemsworth “will be taking up the mantle” of the heroic blonde-haired character.

“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,” Cavill wrote.

On his own Instagram, “The Hunger Games” star Hemsworth composed on Saturday that as an enthusiast of the show, he was “over the moon about the opportunity to play Geralt of Rivia.”

“Henry Cavill has been an incredible Geralt, and I’m honoured that he’s handing me the reins and allowing me to take up the White Wolf’s blades for the next chapter of his adventure,” he wrote.

“The Witcher,” which debuted on Netflix in 2019, depends on the fantasy book series by Andrzej Sapkowski and made for TV by Lauren Schmidt. It has gotten favorable reviews and already produced a second season that was released the year before. Season 3 is expected the next summer.

At San Diego Comic-Con in 2019, in front of the show’s premiere, Cavill talked about campaigning for the role in the wake of playing a popular video game likewise founded on the literary series.

“I’m a gamer,” he said at the time, via Vulture. “I was very very passionate about the games. I thought, ‘I really hope they make this into a TV show or movie.’”

At the point when the show at last was being developed, Cavill was proactive about being considered for the featuring role – even before a script had been finalized.

“It was something I wasn’t going to let pass me by without giving it my best shot,” Cavill said at Comic Con. “I annoyed my agents all the time. They said, ‘They’re not ready.’”

However, presently, Cavill is surely focused on reprising one more notorious past role on his resume.

He was recently affirmed to again be depicting Clark Kent/the Man of Steel in upcoming projects for DC. (CNN and HBO Max are both part of a similar parent organization, Warner Bros. Discovery.)

On the conceivable agenda is a crossover film highlighting Superman and Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam, after Cavill’s mid-credits appearance in the current month’s successful “Black Adam,” as well as a rumored standalone sequel of 2013’s “Man of Steel.”

Only days before his post about “The Witcher,” Cavill shared on Instagram a picture of himself as Superman alongside a video talking about his return.

“A very small taste of what’s to come, my friends. The dawn of hope renewed,” he wrote.