Henry Cavill has recently left his second most famous role.
The British actor made headlines recently not only for his departure from Netflix’s “The Witcher,” but also for his role as “Man of Steel” in the DCEU’s “Black Adam.”
He also announced his return as the DCEU’s “Superman” in a social media post, and he was heard discussing it on a podcast and at the global premiere of “Enola Holmes 2.”
Though Henry had not previously stated his intention to leave the series, he announced in a social media post that he was finally saying goodbye to one of Netflix’s most anticipated fantasy shows.
He also said he would be replaced by Liam Hemsworth, Chris Hemsworth’s brother.
Many people were outraged when Miley Cyrus’ ex-husband was announced as Henry Cavill’s replacement.
Many fans called this “the worst casting downgrade,” while others said Henry should have put “The Witcher” on hold if he was filming for “Superman.”
One Twitter user commented:
“Wow. No offense to Liam. But Henry was the ideal Geralt. I mean, ‘The Witcher’ distinguishes and separates Henry Cavill from others. I’m amazed he’d abandon ‘The Witcher’ to reprise his Superman role, which wasn’t all that wonderful. So be it. Everything good comes to an end.”
“This has had to be one of the biggest casting downgrades in recent history.”
The first obvious reason Henry Cavill is leaving “The Witcher” is to reprise his role as “Superman” for Zack Snyder.
According to Forbes, the second factor is the future of “The Witcher,” which debuted to dismal numbers in season two.
According to their findings, the show showed signs of frailty as early as the second season, and they believe:
“it’s plausible that [Henry] doesn’t want to go down with the ship and is jumping out before things become worse.”
Another popular theory on Twitter is that Henry was unhappy with how the show was being scripted, which could have been one of the reasons for his departure.
One social media user stated:
“Well, it’s not all Superman, but more because Henry Cavill wanted to keep faithful to the source material and the showrunners don’t. This is the most correct explanation.”
A second individual remarked:
“This isn’t about Superman; he’s indicated he’d do both. This is most likely due to the showrunners’ blatant contempt for the books, games, and fans themselves; while Henry loves Geralt and the books, they clearly don’t care about the world in the same way he does.”