Liam Hemsworth Will Face Some Real Life Challenges Trying to Outdo Henry Cavill in ‘The Witcher’, Here’s How

Published 02/11/2024, 1:12 AM EST

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Liam Hemsworth has got some huge shoes to fill! Henry Cavill‘s face has become the definitive image of Geralt from the moment he stepped into the role. It will not be way off to say that Henry Cavill in a way carried the franchise on his shoulders. While many other factors contributed to the success of the show, Cavill’s star power and his sheer dedication to his role truly drew in a huge crowd of viewers. However, with him leaving the franchise, the fandom is visibly apprehensive about the fate of the Netflix original. 

Here are all the reasons why Liam Hemsworth shoulders a massive responsibility as he takes over from Henry Cavill in The Witcher.

Why Henry Cavill was the ideal Geralt in The Witcher?

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Henry Cavill has been on record admitting to his love for The Witcher franchise. Not only is he an avid fan of the novels by Andrzej Sapkowski, but also has a soft spot for the CD Projekt RED’s video games. This gave him a ton of first-hand knowledge about the source material. However, fighting in games is very different from on-set combat. So, Cavill needed extensive sword-fighting training. The actor rehearsed “day in and day out” to adjust to the weight of the sword, said Cavill at Comic-Con 2019 in San Diego. 

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He even performed and choreographed a lot of his action set pieces by himself. Cavill worked alongside choreographer Wolfgang Stegemann during the unforgettable fight scene in the town of Blaviken. Cavill knew the source material so well that sometimes he did not even need his dialogue. While chatting with Entertainment Weekly, the showrunner Lauren Hissrich revealed how they “didn’t even shoot half the dialogue” as she felt Cavill did not “require” her words. 

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While the fandom is feeling uneasy about the absence of The Tudors actor from The Witcher, the remaining cast and Henry Cavill are looking forward to what this new change will bring forth. 

How does The Witcher cast feel about Liam Hemsworth’s Geralt?

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Around the release of The Witcher’s third season, a few of the cast members shared their opinion on Liam Hemsworth taking on the role of Geralt. Joey Batey, known for playing Jaskier, told Dexerto that Hemsworth is likely to bring something “fresh and invigorating” to the monster hunter’s role, and he is “very excited” about it. Similar sentiment had also been shared by MyAnna Buring, who plays Tissaia, and believes the transition is going to be “really, really fun”

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While talking to Variety last year, Chalotra shared how she is looking forward to building great chemistry with Hemsworth and is “very excited to see what his Geralt is”. Even Henry Cavill himself shared a sweet post on Instagram to welcome Hemsworth into the franchise and extended his best wishes. While fans can not picture anyone else playing Cavill’s Geralt at this moment, it is important to note that before the show premiered, people also had a hard time imagining Geralt being played by the Man of Steel actor. 

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Do you think Liam Hemsworth would be able to do justice to Geralt’s role? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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Hriddhi Maitra

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Hriddhi Maitra is a Hollywood News reporter at Netflix Junkie. An enthusiastic movie buff, Hriddhi found her true calling when she worked as a Cinema Content Writer at My Cinema Story while analyzing movies objectively, and offering constructive feedback. Coming from a background where she worked in different niches like finance, food, travel, medicines, automobile, and entertainment, we can safely say she is a jack of all trades.

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