Spoilers for Black Adam– yes, still! Last week it was announced that Henry Cavill would be leaving the Netflix fantasy series The Witcher. Jeez, we hope this guy has something else lined up… Oh, right. The first reasons given came down to scheduling, as Cavill naturally revives his take on Superman. However, there may be more to it than meets the eye.
Henry Cavill started having problems with the show back in season two, according to The Witcher fansite Redanian Intelligence. Cavill and the producers reportedly clashed over the character and fidelity to the source material. “The hardest part for me was finding the balance between the showrunner’s vision and my love for the books, and trying to bring that Geralt to the showrunner’s vision…All my queries and requests were towards being faithful. to the source material.”
So with that – and you know, he plays the most iconic character in the DC Extended Universe – Henry Cavill is leaving The Witcher after season three, scheduled for summer 2023. Cavill will pass his sword as “witcher” Geralt to Liam Hemsworth. In a statement, Hemsworth expressed his enthusiasm for both Cavill and the show. “Like a Witcher fan I’m over the moon about the opportunity to play Geralt of Rivia. Henry Cavill has been an incredible Geralt…I may have some big boots to fill, but I’m really excited to step into The Witcher world.”
Interestingly, it was while Henry Cavill was filming season three of The Witcher that he was called to shoot him Black Adam cameo as Superman. It must have made for some awkward conversation at the crafting table…
What do you think of these revelations? Did Henry Cavill have good enough reasons to leave The Witcher? Let us know in the comments below!