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Liam Hemsworth is officially taking over from Henry Cavill in The Witcher

Move over Henry, Liam has arrived!
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Fans of Netflix’s The Witcher are feeling mixed emotions to discover that Aussie Liam Hemsworth will be replacing Henry Cavill when the show returns for its fourth season. 

The Superman actor will be finishing up role after playing the protagonist Geralt of Rivia for the first three seasons.

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Liam Hemsworth expressed his excitement for the role via a post on Instagram, stating that as a fan of The Witcher, he is “over the moon about the opportunity”. 

“Henry Cavill has been an incredible Geralt, and I’m honoured that he’s handing me the reins and allowing me to take up the White Wolf’s blades for the next chapter of his adventure,” Liam wrote.

“Henry, I’ve been a fan of yours for years and was inspired by what you brought to this beloved character. I may have some big boots to fill, but I’m truly excited to be stepping into The Witcher world.”

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Liam Hemsworth expressed his excitement for the role via a post on Instagram, stating that as a fan of The Witcher, he is “over the moon about the opportunity”. (Credit: Getty)

Cavill then commented that his journey as Geralt of Rivia has been “filled with both monsters and adventures” and that he will be laying down his medallion and swords for season 4. 

“In my stead, the fantastic Mr Liam Hemsworth will be taking up the mantle of the White Wolf,” Cavill stated.

As with the greatest of literary characters, I pass the torch with reverence for the time spent embodying Geralt and enthusiasm to see Liam’s take on this most fascinating and nuanced of men. Liam, good sir, this character has such a wonderful depth to him, enjoy diving in and seeing what you can find.”

The announcement of season 4 and the cast swap was posted by The Witcher’s official account on Twitter, leaving fans commenting their opinions 

“Can’t believe Henry is leaving but can’t believe Liam is coming. I’m sad but I’m happy,” one fan wrote. 

Another commented, “I got Netflix for the Witcher, I am cancelling my Netflix subscription, thank you for the attempt Henry”.

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Another wrote, “I have NO doubt that Liam will/would make a great witcher but pls don’t remove henry as Geralt lol”. 

While there is excitement building for season 4, the third season of The Witcher is yet to be released. 

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