In an Instagram post, Henry Cavill, who plays Gerald of Rivia in Netflix’s The Witcher, announces that he’ll no longer be playing Gerald of Rivia in The Witcher and will be handing over the character to Liam Hemsworth.
The news comes days after the actor announces his role back as Superman in the DC Universe. The actor shared this news on Instagram saying,
“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. 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.
Liam, good sir, this character has such a wonderful depth to him, enjoy diving in and seeing what you can find.”
On the other hand, the actor who will be playing Gerald of Rivia is none other than Chris Hemsworth’s brother, Liam Hemsworth. He also shared his excitement to play this role on Instagram saying,
As a Witcher fan I’m over the moon about the opportunity to play Geralt of Rivia. 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.
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.