Why Henry Cavill quit ‘The Witcher’, the real reason

"After 21 years of hard work, I have three jobs lined up...." said the actor.

Zafeer  - Writer

On Saturday, October 29th, fans of “The  Witcher” received news soo shocking. So many are already hitting the eject button on the series altogether: Henry Cavill will no longer be playing our favorite gruff monster-slaying hero Geralt from Season 4 onwards. As Cavill has stated in numerous interviews,  he was a die-hard fan of first the video games, and then the books,  and his passion for the source material undeniably contributed to him embodying the character so soulfully.

According to the BBC, there was a moment years ago when Cavill  thought he had not gotten the role, and he said  this left him feeling, in his words, “crushed.” Even after the insides of him planning to wear the cape again, Henry was always seen excited to play the white-haired witcher. Due to this, no one would have guessed that Cavill would ever be willing to pass the role on to someone else.

Henry Cavill foreshadowed his exit previously

Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill and Geralt of Rivia seemed like a  match made in fantasy heaven. So, what went wrong? It was never like the actor just woke up one day and decided to leave the show. Of course, there were some unconscious and unintentional confirmations from the actor, but people chose to ignore them as they were too hard to believe. Remember, in an interview with  The Hollywood Reporter from November of 2021,  Cavill showed his gratification for how busy his acting life had gotten,  noting all his passion projects in a way that now feels ominous. In Cavill’s words, “After 21 years of hard work, I have three jobs lined up. Maybe it’s me,  maybe it’s my approach, maybe my value  as a commodity increases being attached to things like ‘The Witcher.’ Now I can really  focus on the storytelling and grow from here.” 

Henry Cavill

After Cavill’s announcement on Twitter, fans are in splits. Some just thinking about not watching the new season 4 with a different actor. While some of them are just raging about the makers and Henry Cavill. Now it will be interesting to see how Liam Hemsworth, who is also the brother of superstar Chris Hemsworth plays the role of the new Gerald aka The Witcher.

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