Did Henry Cavill Leave The Witcher for Superman? Fans Claim It Was the Case

Credit: The Witcher Netflix/YouTube Screenshot

Credit: The Witcher Netflix/YouTube Screenshot

Henry Cavill is not returning as Superman despite his announcement in October that he would be reprising the role again after his cameo in Black Adam. Following the announcement, many fans took to Twitter and claimed that he left The Witcher only to be dropped in Superman. Was it really the case?

Fans Claim Henry Cavill's Departure From The Witcher Is For Superman

Cavill's fans were heartbroken after learning that he would not return as Superman. He released a statement on Instagram confirming his fate in the DC universe as Superman. According to him, "I will, after all, not be returning as Superman," adding that "My turn to wear the cape has passed."

But aside from feeling hurt, some speculated that he was not treated well, with one saying he deserves better.

"so now that henry cavill left THE WITCHER to be superman, and isn't ~actually~ going to be superman, can we get THE MAN FROM UNCLE 2 (with, yes, AH recasting) going already? or put him into the next KNIVES OUT? dammit, THE WHITE LOTUS? I only want the best for my fave broad man!" Roxana Hadadi, TV critic at Vulture, tweeted.

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"Henry Cavill loved The Witcher but he clearly wanted the studio to respect the book material and it must have disappointed him to see them mock it. He ended up eventually leaving it behind for Superman only for DC to drop him again within 2 months," one wrote. "This man deserved better."

"henry cavill leaving the witcher to return to superman only to get booted a month later," another added.

Meanwhile, some argued that Superman had nothing to do with Cavill's departure from The Witcher.

"Henry Cavill returning as Superman was big BUT likely not the reason for his departure from The Witcher," another claimed. "Quite clear there were creative differences. Now though, does Netflix try to throw money at him to get him to come back as Geralt since he's no longer Supes? Does that work?"

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Why Did Henry Cavill Leave The Witcher?

Fans may have speculated that Cavill exited The Witcher to clear up his schedule for more Superman movies, Comicbook reported. The outlet added that there were reportedly creative differences between the people in charge of The Witcher and Cavill, so regardless of the future of Superman, he knew that his time on the Netflix show was done.

Cavill announced his departure from The Witcher on Facebook. He didn't give any details about his decision to leave the show and introduced Liam Hemsworth, who will be playing the character in season 4.

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"My journey as Geralt of Rivia has been filled with both monsters and adventures, and alas, I will be laying down my medallion and my swords for Season 4," he wrote on Facebook. "In my stead, the fantastic Mr Liam Hemsworth will be taking up the mantle of the White Wolf. 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."

He also left a personal message for Hemsworth, noting that "this character has such a wonderful depth", and he hoped he would enjoy it too.

"Enjoy diving in and seeing what you can find," Cavill added.

Stay tuned for more news and update about Henry Cavill.

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