Henry Cavill Wanted to Explore His On Screen Relationship With This ‘The Witcher’ Character, And No It Is Not Ciri or Yennefer

Published 05/15/2023, 6:30 PM EDT

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Ever since Henry Cavill reinvented himself as the white-haired, muscle-pumped monster-hunting mutant, AKA Geralt of Rivia, his fans and co-workers have been in awe of his capabilities. So much so that they tend to identify the Netflix show, The Witcher analogous to his name. However, now it seems like all of it was perhaps in vain as the book nerd rode down his pedestal and Liam Hemsworth will now be the ultimate Elven Swordbearer. But had Cavill a little more time on the show, he would want to explore his relationship with Nenneke.

As soon as fans got to know about the British actor’s exit from the show, they apparently dug down every interview, every podcast, and the media chats that can provide a substantial reason to map his decision on. The conclusion hence derived was the show’s obvious drift from the books. And we have found yet another interview, wherein the former Superman not only talks about his love for books but also said, “To be true to the books, I think there is a chance to explore the Nenneke relationship.”

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The Netflix Geeked host asked him about the character with whom he would want to explore Geralt’s relationship back in 2019. Cavill initially found “tricky” to answer but then talked about the potential the arc of his and Nenneke’s relationship may have. The 39-year-old also said he would like to have more screen time with the other witchers as well, but not at the cost of the source material. He apparently did not want “side things” to “muddy the water.”

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However, the clock has stopped ticking for Cavill in that universe, and we do not know if any of his wishes will ever come true going forward. But what was the relationship he so wanted to explore within The Witcher universe?

Here’s everything you need to know about Henry Cavill and Nenneke’s relationship in The Witcher

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While Cavill’s statements back in 2019 implied that we can have more of Geralt and Nenneke’s relationship in his very last season, and the third season of The Witcher lore. In books, the monster butchered goes to the temple to seek help; In the series, however, it is not until season 2 that we meet her persona. She still remains a motherly figure to Geralt, but we get to know about their history through an omniscient narrator.

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In the second season, Geralt takes Ciri to her temple to understand her truth, and fans then get to explore her character. In season 1, though, her role was perhaps replaced by Triss Merigold as she treated Cavill’s Geralt from the Striga’s wounds. Nonetheless, we must tell you, she is not the one to trifle with and her magic is that of the highest order.

Do you think Henry Cavill will get to explore the relationship in season 3? Do let us know in the comments below.

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Prithvi Shah

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Prithvi Shah is an entertainment writer at Netflix Junkie and has contributed over 650 articles. Having an English major, she has built expertise in journalistic writing, story writing, and reviewing. In her stint of over a year at NJ, Prithvi has developed a good understanding of putting forward a balanced and unbiased perspective without hurting the sentiments of millions of fans and readers across the globe.

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