Y’all what are they thinking?!
And by ‘THEY’ I mean Netflix, the director and literally anyone working on The Witcher series.
Let me just say – Henry Cavill IS and will always be The Witcher, Geralt of Rivia.
But news just broke that Liam Hemsworth is replacing Henry Cavill in Season 4 of The Witcher and literally nobody is happy about it.
I have nothing against Liam Hemsworth but he is not The Witcher.
Henry Cavill made the announcement on Instagram saying:
“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,”
“In my stead, the fantastic Mr. Liam Hemsworth will be taking up the mantle of the White Wolf. 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.”Henry Cavill
Let me be clear about something – I love The Witcher. My love started with The Witcher video games and then, I fell in love with the series.
Not only has the series been so well done, but it has Henry Cavill who is well-known for being a gamer, nerd and huge fan of The Witcher series.
He had to push really hard to be Geralt and make sure it was done right and it has been up to this point.
SO – if Henry Cavill isn’t signing onto Season 4, something is wrong with it. My guess is, they wanted to go a different direction with the show and Henry said, “I’m Out”.
I really wish that creators, directors and anyone working on series like this would understand one thing – ANYTIME YOU CHANGE WHAT PEOPLE LOVE THE MOST ABOUT A VIDEO GAME/BOOK, IT WILL FAIL.
Didn’t Netflix learn their lesson with the failed Resident Evil series? It was cancelled after the first season because it was so bad. It was nothing like what fans of the books or games wanted.
If they think they can just drop Henry Cavill and go another direction with this show, it’s going to fail. Nobody will watch it.
And honestly, everyone is saying just that. People are saying over and over how they won’t watch Season 4 simply because Henry Cavill won’t be in it.
I feel the same. Unless he is in it, I will boycott the show.
Let’s hope they wake up from whatever bad dream they are living in because people are not having the fact they want to swap out Henry Cavil for Liam Hemsworth. Just no.