Today, Netflix announced that Magician will return for a fourth season. However, it wasn’t all good news, as the streamer also confirmed that Henry Cavill will not return for season 4. Instead, Liam Hemsworth will be the new monster slayer, Geralt of Rivia.
Netflix’s live-action adaptations of the famous Magician the books began airing in 2019 and quickly exploded in popularity, with many praising Henry Cavill’s mischievous but white-haired wizard himself, Geralt. Since that first season, Magician has become a Netflix franchise, leading to more seasons, original anime shows, movies, and even a kid-friendly spin-off. But the star of the original series won’t stay put as the fantasy concept grows.
In a tweet sent earlier today, Netflix confirmed that Cavill will be leaving the role after the Witcher’s third season airs…sometime in the future. From the fourth season, Liam Hemsworth will join”Magician family” and will wear a white wig and carry a cold sword as Geralt advances.
“My journey as Geralt of Rivia has been filled with monsters and adventures, and alas, I will be keeping my medal and swords for Season 4,” Cavill said. in a statement shared by Netflix.
“As with any major literary character, I pass the torch with respect for the time spent characterizing Geralt and the eagerness to see Liam’s take on this all the more interesting and troubling.n,” continued Cavill, “Liam, good lord, this character has incredible depth to him, have fun diving in and seeing what you can find.
Hemsworth, A Magician fan himself, also shared a statement about the surprising news, saying that he’s been a fan of Cavill’s take on the character for years and that he was “inspired” by his performance and what he brought to the character.
“I may have big boots to fill, but I’m really excited to be stepping into The Magician world,” said Hemsworth.
The initial reaction online has been…not good! Many fans are confused and upset to see Cavill leave the role. And when he is likely to hang a sword and a medal to replace the red hat and tights when he returns to DCEU movie director as SupermanI think many Magician fans will be sad to see the badass actor leave the popular show. But hey, with all that DC money he probably can make a cooler PC!