Henry Cavill's shocking departure from Netflix's The Witcher franchise is easily one of the biggest newsmakers of 2022. The actor's reason for stepping away from his role as Geralt of Rivia varies from one source to another but persistent rumors suggest that it has something to do with an alleged creative conflict between the 39-year-old star and the show's writers.
Liam Hemsworth of Hunger Games fame is set to take over the role and as you'd expect, his casting has drawn negative reactions from longtime fans of the show. Now, a new theory suggests how Liam will factor into the series now that Cavill's reign is over.
YouTuber Sporking News (via Bounding Into Comics) theorizes that The Witcher: Blood Origin's post-credits scene signals a massive narrative change for the franchise that could take full effect after Season 3.
The said credits scene which features Avallac’h (Samuel Blenkin) making eye contact with Ciri (Freya Allen) in Cintra after traveling to the future could create a major shift in the show's timeline.
The YouTuber speculates that Season 4 will be a "new version" of the first season, with Hemsworth either playing Geralt in a brand new timeline or at least one of the Witchers. As far as theories go, this one seems incredibly plausible but of course, at the end of the day, the ball is still in the showrunner's court.
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The people behind the show have made it clear that they intend to keep the series the way it is despite Cavill's exit but the idea of The Witcher's fourth season serving as a full-blown reboot makes the most logical creative sense. Frankly speaking, Liam was put in the unenviable position of filling Henry's shoes, and attempting to replicate the magic of the first few seasons could end up hurting the show's legacy.
The Witcher Season 3 is expected to drop sometime this year.