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Witcher fans have a theory about why Henry Cavill left

Witcher fans have a theory about why Henry Cavill left

Henry Cavill poses in front of a sign for The Witcher at a red carpet event.

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The first time the internet saw DCU Superman star Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia in the Netflix adaptation of the magicianHe. She howled in group laughter On a terrible wig. Four years later, fans are starting to lose their minds that Hollywood tops Himbo He will not replay the role after the third season ends. One obvious explanation for why is that Cavill has caught fire on a new car Superman The movie, but fans believe the real reason Cavill left is because he’s tired of fighting with Netflix to keep it the magician True to its material literary source.

The surprising news of Cavill’s imminent departure was circulated yesterday in the current situation By Netflix which also announced Liam Hemsworth from hunger Games Fame will take over the role in the fourth season. Cavell was quoted as saying, “As with the greatest of literary figures, I pass the torch with respect for the time I have spent portraying Geralt and enthusiasm to see Liam take on this most wonderful and refined man of men.” “Hossam, good sir, this character has a wonderful depth to him, enjoy diving in and seeing what you can find.”

While many were disappointed man from uncle They won’t be caught anymore Roar “Roach” In horses in future seasons, the witcher Fans took the news especially badly. Subreddits for Books, Games, and Netflix Series Exploded disbeliefAnd the frustrationAnd the MemesWhile conspiracy theories pass on twitter That Cavell was somewhat forced out of creative differences with a production that took at times generous freedom with Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski’s original novels. certain parts of the witcher Fans have always been Toxic relationship with showand anger at certain choice choices and plot twists, and Cavill’s departure is now taken as a validation of every criticism they’ve ever faced.

To support their theories, fans point to a Trail Navigation Path Quote from a previous interview Written by Cavell about his desire to keep Geralt from Netflix true to the ones that were originally put on paper in the pages of a fantasy magazine Fantastica Back in 1986. Less than a year ago the actor said he told The Hollywood Reporter He has been ‘fully committed’ to the seven season plan ‘as long as we can continue to tell the great stories that honor us’. [author Andrzej] Sapkowski’s work.

During the media tour around season two’s release last year, Cavill spoke frequently about organizing a campaign to bring more 3D to Geralt, noting that in addition to a savage monster slayer, he is also wise, thoughtful and “amateur philosopher. “This season, I really wanted to make sure that we represented Geralt for the book more accurately, and that we saw him speak more,” he said. movie total in time. “I really pushed hard for it.”

Then there were model Lauren Hisrich’s own comments about Cavill’s preparations for a second season. ‘There were so many notes he was sending me about Geralt’s conversation – could he, first of all, say more’ Tell The Hollywood Reporter. “Everyone from season one came out laughing and loving Geralt’s wrath. But Henry was saying that when you read books, you spend a lot of time in Geralt’s head. So how can we put that on the page?” And what about Cavill’s aspirations for the future of the series? said during Netflix Geeked Conversation last year. Pouring fuel on the fire was A recent interview with Beau DeMayoex-producer the magician who runs now X-Men 97 on Disney+, where he said some writers “didn’t like it very much” and even “mocked” the source material.

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Some fan takeaways from these soundtracks were that while Hissrich was focused on making the show what she wanted it to be, Cavill was the only one interested in trying to keep it based on the original version of the characters. This comes in the context of long Reddit threads like this As fans detailed all the ways Season 2 was different from the books, with concerns that Season 3, which isn’t shown until the summer of 2023, may include bigger departures.

While the theory is compelling when it collapsed into a few viral tweets, the show’s niche within the larger fan base has always been more complicated than that. Hissrich was temporarily expelled from Twitter prior to the first season’s release when racist fans petitioned Netflix Just let a white woman She plays the lead role of Ciri, Geralt’s adopted daughter. Then there were those on the edge of the fandom who had no knowledge or interest in a grim fantasy until Netflix spent tens of millions of people reviving it. “Book-reading hard-liners are detrimental to the experience of new fans,” Wrote One user on the program’s subreddit last year. Then there are CD Projekt Red’s fans the witcher video game trilogy which takes enormous liberties in storytelling, and has effectively created a parallel tradition of its own.

Whether or not Cavill was pure on the set is roughly next to the point. His role in Season 2 apparently did little to prevent some fans from leaving the narrative they had dealt with. But he was clearly the glue that holds the disparate audiences on the show together. The fact that he loves computer games and drawing war hammer miniatures In his spare time, and clearly a huge fan of Sapkowski’s books, it gave him great street cred even with the worst fanatics. the witcher fans. Nurmi and the newcomers loved him, too, not because he was a pedant when it came to tradition but because he had a charismatic presence who, in the end, managed to combine tenderness, ruthlessness and obsessive intelligence into something deeper than his own. Halloween spirit costume Initially suggested. “I think the adhesive you got together was really Henry Cavill as Geralt,” formerly Kotaku The great critic Harper Jay Said during a 2018 VG . chat about the first season.

With this gum gone, the magician The fourth season has come to a halt with the circumstances surrounding leaving Cavill chasing him at every turn. Whether Hemsworth is up to the task or not, the news at least comes with season three already over. Fans will get one last chance to get back into this world with Cavill as the announcer. I’m sure everything will go well, and it will not flare up More conspiratorial speculation on creative differences.

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