Is the First Look at Henry Cavill’s Replacement a Disaster?

After two long years of waiting, it's here! We finally get a glimpse of Liam Hemsworth as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher series, thanks to stolen footage.

It was an announcement that was emulated. October 2022 Henry Cavill announced his departure from the Netflix series The Witcher to sail towards new horizons. Horizons which logically should have brought him back to Metropolis where he would have resumed his role as Superman, but James Gunn decided otherwise. For its part, the streaming giant had already found its replacement in the person of Liam Hemsworth, best known for his role as Gale in the Hunger Games trilogy.

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Since then, Thor's little brother has suffered a lot of criticism before even having the chance to prove himself. The pressure is therefore enormous, but the new Geralt has clearly not given up. Hemsworth underwent intensive training and learned all the lore of The Witcher. Will this be enough to convince? First stolen images from the shoot finally show us in the skin of his character.

First look at Liam Hemsworth in The Witcher series

Henry Cavill or not, Netflix still intends to capitalize on its successful adaptation. The American company has ordered two new and final seasons for the series The Witcher, which will now be carried by Liam Hemsworth. A casting choice that has not failed to create debate for almost two years, with some Internet users having already nicknamed him “The Wisher”. Nice ! The actor was still determined to convince his detractors. “He's diving head first into this project and he's really taking it seriously with his personal research, his training and so much more,” commented his new colleague Joey Batey, aka Jaskier.

The small troupe returned to action at the beginning of the month, the date on which filming for season 4 of The Witcher began. It was only a matter of time, but here it is. After getting a first look at the costume, we finally have images of Liam Hemsworth as Geralt of Rivia. Is this the disaster predicted for almost two years now? We'll let everyone judge, even if these stolen photos will probably not do justice to the final result. On the Web, opinions are in any case divided (surprising!). Many are ultimately quite pleasantly surprised. “He looks really cool and his face fits well with Geralt’s,” comments a fan of the license on social networks, for example.

A transition justified by the lore

Strangely, these stolen photos reveal two other details: Liam will wear the same armor as that of the season, and they are reshooting scenes of the fight against Vilgerfortz from season 3. We can imagine that this will be for flashbacks or to have more of consistency with the change in casting for this season 4 of The Witcher. As a reminder, the series will justify the transition from Henry Cavill's Geralt of Rivia to that of Liam Hemsworth thanks to the character of Nimue, known as the Lady of the Lake.

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The little girl has an admiration for the Witcher and his legend, and it is precisely through his eyes that we retrace his adventures in the latest novels. And who says new look, says new physique. Season 4 of The Witcher is expected in 2025. The series will then conclude with a fifth and final season, already ordered.

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