Henry Cavill Reveals Season 3 of “The Witcher” Will Be His Last: “I Pass the Torch with Reverence”

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The White Wolf is going to look a little bit different when “The Witcher” returns for season four. On Saturday, Oct. 29, Henry Cavill shocked fans when he announced that he’s hanging up Geralt of Rivia’s sizable sword after the third season, which is set to premiere on Netflix in 2023. The actor revealed the news via an Instagram post where he also announced his successor: Liam Hemsworth. (Netflix also confirmed the news via their TUDUM fan site.)

“Some news to share from The Continent…” Cavill’s post began. “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.”

Cavill’s news comes just days after it was confirmed that he will be returning to the DC movie universe as Superman after his cameo appearance at the end of “Black Adam.” Per Variety, in a recent live taping of the “Happy Sad Confused” podcast in New York City, he said of his return, “There is such a bright future ahead for the character. I’m so excited to tell a story with an enormously joyful Superman.”

While Cavill has yet to share if his return to the DC universe is behind his exit from “The Witcher,” his post did make it clear that he’s excited to see what Hemsworth does with the character. “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,” he wrote. “Liam, good sir, this character has such a wonderful depth to him, enjoy diving in and seeing what you can find.”

For his part, Hemsworth has already expressed his excitement to step into Geralt’s muddy boots. “The Hunger Games” actor shared his own post on Instagram praising Cavill and sharing how eager he is to begin filming season four.

“As a Witcher fan I’m over the moon about the opportunity to play Geralt of Rivia,” Hemsworth wrote. “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.”

He continued, “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.”

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