‘The Witcher’ Producer Gets Brutally Trolled for Comparing Geralt to Batman and Superman, Post Henry Cavill Exit

Published 08/14/2023, 7:14 AM EDT

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The hopes of fans were shattered after the lead of the show, Henry Cavill, announced his exit from the role of Geralt of Rivia. Naturally, confusion and doubts about the character’s developments riddled the minds of the show’s viewers. Sooner than later, the makers of the show announced the Australian counterpart to replace Cavill. After The Witcher Season 3, the exit of Geralt was unclear, leading to even more confusion. While several fan theories about the exit made the rounds and kept the fans busy, Tomek Bagiński, producer of the show, finally broke his silence.

Earlier in a conversation with the Polish newspaper Wyborcza, the producer revealed their intention behind the British actor’s exit from the franchise. He pulled the book-based show to the ranks of legendary superheroes. Bagiński said, “I am most pleased that the series was created and became so popular. The Witcher has already reached the level of Batman, Superman, and James Bond.” Alas, the parallels drawn between the greatest superhero blockbusters and the ongoing The Witcher did not land right with the fans.

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It is worth noting that fans’ theory was not just based on the reason behind Cavill’s fanbase alone. The audience was also worried about the chemistry between Geralt, and the new central character, Yennefer. Moreover, comparing the exit to the likes of legendary films is futile. The Geralt of Rivia is not even a singular focus in the show. 

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The heat from the fandom came as intense trolls on Twitter, and this is what they had to say.

Netizens were deeply disappointed despite being big fans of Henry Cavill in the show

The most ardent of The Witcher fans were unhappy and found the claim ridiculous. They called the makers of the show out for not holding themselves accountable for Cavill’s exit and citing that their justification was a “bald faced lie.” Even Cody Ross Gray, director of Army of the Dead, intimated his reluctance to criticize fellow industry artists but couldn’t help but point out the “next level stupid” take.

One of them trolled the producers for overstating a “c tier” hero. Among many other “dropped on your head as a child” and “more people know him from Fortnite rather than the show,” this one stole the show.

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One fan digressed from his disapproval of the claim and focused on the possibility of Cavill being the next James Bond.

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What do you think about the claims made by the producer of The Witcher? Comment below and let us know.

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Rishika Bhardwaj

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Rishika Bhardwaj is an entertainment reporter at Netflix Junkie. She has a knack for giving unbiased reviews and is always excited about providing readers with both sides of a coin. Although she is new to the scene, her love for crime and dark comedy dramas goes back a long way.

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