The Witcher season 3: Henry Cavill will be entitled to a heroic (but improvised) finale
For his final appearance in the Netflix series, Henry Cavill will be treated to a heroic finale in season 3 of The Witcher, which had to deal with the actor's unexpected departure.
Everyone knows it and Twitter is inconsolable: Henry Cavill is leaving the Netflix series The Witcher, and he will lay down Geralt's sword for good de Riv in season 3. Yes, it's comical, since this departure was linked to the return of Henry Cavill as Superman… and since then, Warner Bros. changed his mind, and Henry Cavill was fired.
Anyway, fans and critics of The Witcher bitterly regret the departure of Henry Cavill, who will be replaced by Liam Hemsworth. The actor seen in Man of Steel and Black Adam (oops) was considered by many to be the show's main asset (if not: the only one). It is obvious that the success of The Witcher owes a lot to his presence. The team is well aware of this, and intends to heal its end.
Showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich promises a worthy release, as she recently told Entertainment Weekly:
“Henry has given so much to the show, and we want to honor him as he should. The big evolution of Geralt is to abandon neutrality to do everything he can to find Ciri. And to me, that's the most heroic goodbye there is, even if it wasn't meant to be goodbye. Geralt has a new mission in mind when he returns in the fourth season. He's a slightly different Geralt than you might expect. And that's an understatement.”
Beyond the fine word promo, Lauren S. Hissrich is not hiding a thing: Henry Cavill's departure was not planned at all, and the whole team obviously made do with it, without being able or wanting to modify the plan.
Season 3 of The Witcher will be largely adapted from the novel Time of Contempt, which inspired “the big action scenes, the twists, the big character moments, and the big reveals”.
The original novel deals in particular with a political summit located on the island of Thanedd. At the congress, Geralt meets Vilgefortz, a powerful magician. Of course, the two men will engage in an epic battle, after the uprising of several renegade mages.
Does the actor and ex-Superman want to slap Dwayne Johnson, James Gunn and Peter Safran three times? Will the Netflix series survive the departure of Henry Cavill? Isn't the real problem the disappointing season 2 of The Witcher and/or the ugly series The Witcher: Legacy of Blood? So many mysteries.