Henry Cavill has hung up his boots as Geralt of Rivia and passed the torch onto Liam Hemsworth for the fourth season of the Netflix series ‘The Witcher.’
Having only recently been renewed for a fourth season, the change comes hot on the heels of Cavill’s revelation that he will be now returning to the role of ‘Superman.’
Cavill took to his social media to pass on his well wishes to Hemsworth in taking on a “nuanced” character.
“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. 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.
Liam, good sir, this character has such a wonderful depth to him, enjoy diving in and seeing what you can find.”
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Hemsworth also took to Instagram to announce the news’
“As a Witcher fan I’m 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.
Henry, I’ve been a fan of yours for years and was inspired by what you brought to this beloved character. I may have some big boots to fill, but I’m truly excited to be stepping into The Witcher world.”
A four-part prequel series, ‘The Witcher: Blood Origin’ starring Michelle Yeoh, launches December 25th.