In case you haven’t heard of Henry Cavill, allow me to give you a brief synopsis. He is arguably one of the most attractive men to ever grace planet Earth; he is absolutely sculpted in terms of muscle and physique; I don’t know him personally, and doubt I ever will, but he seems sincere, genuine and a bit dorky; he is not shy about his love for things we often perceive as nerdy, for example, specific video games and the lore affiliated with them.
Mr. Cavill has quite an impressive track record regarding his career, with some of his more highly recognized roles being Clark Kent/Superman, Sherlock Holmes, and his portrayal of Geralt of Rivia in the Netflix series The Witcher.
The Witcher series is based off of both the pre-existing books and video games, and when I say this man was quite literally born to play Geralt, I’m really not exaggerating. Henry Cavill has perfectly embodied all things Geralt, based on what I’ve read from fans who have read the books and played the games, and I’m certain his embodiment of this character is the reason the show has been so successful.
At least, it was successful, until fans were blindsided when it was announced that Henry Cavill would be hanging up Geralt’s sword for good, only to be replaced by Liam Hemsworth.
Liam. Fucking. Hemsworth.
I don’t have a personal issue with Mr. Hemsworth, but he sure as shit ain’t Henry, and he definitely ain’t no Geralt.
When this news broke, fans were absolutely pissed, and understandably. You go from having a man bring this character to life in an absolutely incredible and unique way, only to replace him with someone who doesn’t give me a ton of hope in terms of their ability to portray Geralt, not to mention this is being done after Cavill has played Geralt for two seasons. Apparently, Cavill decided to leave the show as producers are taking the newest season in a direction that does not abide by the books or the games, and while I’m devastated Henry will no longer be playing Geralt, I do honour his dedication to the character and the origin of the story and his unwillingness to alter either.
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