News culture The Witcher: Netflix series fans want Henry Cavill back, here’s what they’re up to
Published on 03/11/2022 at 14:04
Henry Cavill, the British actor who lent his features to Geralt de Riv in the series The Witcher, will not be there for the fourth season. A departure which is the straw that broke the camel’s back for many fans who mobilized.
Netflix in the sights of The Witcher fansThe departure of Henry Cavill? The water drop
Netflix in the sights of The Witcher fans
Last weekend, fans of Henry Cavill and The Witcher series on Netflix were stunned: the British actor will no longer play Geralt de Riv, the main character of the series. He gave way to Liam Hemsworth (Hunger Games in particular) via a long message posted on his Instagram account. A departure that the spectators had difficulty understanding and that some do not seem to digest. Evidenced by the initiative of some who implore the SVOD platform to make come back superman for the continuation of the adventures of Geralt. In effect, some started a petition which has already collected more than 40,000 signatures at the time of this writing :
Let’s show them in sheer numbers (and therefore lost money, because that’s all they really care about) that none of us The Witcher fans will support them and drop the show (and potentially our subscriptions) after the end of season 3 of The Witcher.
In addition to their mobilization, it is therefore their subscription to Netflix that they are ready to terminate by justifying that the platform has taken a decision which was contrary to the satisfaction of the fans.
The departure of Henry Cavill? The water drop
An initiative that may seem aggressive but and is at least justified by the organizers. For several days, the rumors fuse concerning the justifications to be found to explain the departure of the series of Henry Cavill from the series. Some explain that he would have less time to devote to the adaptation of the literary saga of Andrzej Sapkowski because of his return to Superman. Others are based on rumors that can be read on the web: Cavill, amateur of many video games and fan of the character of Geralt, would have had differences with the production and the screenwriters about the writing of his character.
The reason The Witcher is such a popular series is the fans’ love for the source material of the books and games, which the writers and the show’s director hate and actively mock.
This is what can be read on the petition page. These remarks allude to recent remarks by Beau DeMayopen for a few episodes of the first two seasons of the series as well as for the animated film The Nightmare of the Wolf. During a question and answer session organized on Instagram around X-Men 97, he said that some screenwriters present had “openly mocked the original materials“. A finding that probably broke the camel’s back when Henry Cavill’s departure was announced.
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