Henry Cavill will be replaced by Liam Hemsworth from season 4 of The Witcher. A decision that does not only make people happy and yet he could have played the role from the start of the Netflix series.
The announcement of Henry Cavill’s departure from the series The Witcher had the effect of an earthquake within the community. Despite the reluctance that the actor had to face with his announcement, the one who will put on his Superman cape in future DCU films has convinced the spectators. If fans have trouble imagining Liam Hemsworth as Geralt De Riv, he could have taken the place of his colleague long before.
Liam Hemsworth could have been in The Witcher from season 1
While the filming of season 3 of The Witcher is over, Netflix took everyone by surprise by announcing that Henry Cavill was going to drop the role of Geralt De Riv for the fourth season. Fans made their dissatisfaction with his replacement known, so much so that they created a petition with an astronomical number of signatures. However, the name of his successor is no accident. Liam Hemsworth reportedly auditioned for the role in 2018 and caught everyone’s eye.
The website Redanian Intelligence indeed claims that the little brother of Chris Hemsworth (Thor in the MCU) was one of the strongest contenders for the role of Geralt of Rivia and nearly landed it. At least before Netflix stops its choice on Henry Cavill. His audition would have been so impressive and impactful that the streaming giant turned directly to the Australian actor without organizing a full casting call to find the new face of The Witcher for season 4 of The Witcher.
So consider yourself lucky to have been able to discover Cavill as Geralt, because he could never have put on the mantle of the White Wolf. It is also recalled that the actor had to face criticism as strong as those that his replacement must wipe before Netflix unveils a first trailer. If it will undoubtedly be complicated for Liam Hemsworth to make fans forget the performance of his predecessor, the actor seems in any case to have the total confidence of the studios.