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Liam Hemsworth will be a “different” Geralt, according to The Witcher showrunner

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The Witcherbased on the novels by Andrzej Sapkowski and the video game franchise of the same name, made its Netflix debut in 2019. The show follows Geralt of Rivia as he travels across the continent slaying monsters of all kinds, from ghouls to bruxas and beyond.

Even though Season 3 of The Witcher has not yet premiered, the show has been renewed for a fourth season, with a major change on the horizon. In Season 4, Liam Hemsworth takes on Henry Cavill as the titular Monster Hunter. After The Witcher Showrunner Hemsworth will be a “different” Geralt.

Henry Cavill has announced that he is leaving his leading role The Witcher after the third season, which is being filmed right now. In his statement, the actor wrote, “My journey as Geralt of Rivia has been filled with monsters and adventures and sadly I will be laying down my medallion and swords for Season 4. In my place, the fantastic Mr. Liam Hemsworth will assume the mantle of the White Wolf.”

There was much conjecture as to the timing of the announcement, as Cavill would play a major role in the DCU with his return as Superman in the post-credits sequence of Black Adam. However, the role didn’t pan out. There were also rumors that Cavill and the creators of The Witcher had creative differences in adapting some aspects of the source material.

Anyway, Hemsworth will play Geralt in season 4 of The Witcher, and the actor is very excited about this new adventure. A statement posted to his Instagram account reads: hunger games star wrote, “As a Witcher fan, I’m over the moon to have the opportunity to play Geralt of Rivia.”

In conversation with EW, The Witcher Revealing that Liam Hemsworth would be a different Geralt, showrunner said: “Geralt has a new mission in mind when we return to him in Season 4. He’s a slightly different Geralt than we expected. That’s an understatement, by the way.”

As Hemsworth, Gale played Hawthorne in all four hunger games He is no stranger to film, starring in a hit film series based on a popular book series. A few more works by him are the Poker Face, Independence Day: Resurgence, and The last song.

Many viewers of The Witcher have offered their opinion on the show since the shocking news that Henry Cavill will be leaving the show after Season 3. A total of 132 people voted on RadioTimes in an exclusive poll Twitter profile, and 66% of them didn’t think Hemsworth was the best option to continue playing the character.

Many fans expressed their disapproval of the decision to recast Geralt, and one fan continued to write Twitter: “Oh man, Henry Cavill is leaving The Witcher makes me turn into one of those trolls who bully showrunners into getting their way on my favorite show.”

While Geralt’s reimagining angers most fans, some think Hemsworth has the acting skills to take on the role of Geralt and deliver a performance as commendable as Cavill’s.

One Reddit user wrote, “Unpopular opinion, many aren’t convinced of Liam Hemsworth as the new Geralt, but I think he could well be a good Geralt with the right makeup.” Another user commented, “I feel kinda bad for liam. It’s not his fault and he wants to play Geralt – and somehow I have a feeling he’ll surprise the doubters.”

Either way with The Witcher Season 4 is slated for release in 2024, fans will have to wait a long time to see Hemsworth take up the sword.

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