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Henry Cavill’s Witcher Season 4 Replacement Is Doing “Insane” Training, But Still Hasn’t Spoken To Ciri Actress – TheFantasyTimes

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Henry Cavill’s Witcher Season 4 Replacement Is Doing “Insane” Training, But Still Hasn’t Spoken To Ciri Actress


Liam Hemsworth, who will replace Henry Cavill in season 4 of The Witcher, is currently undergoing intense training to portray Geralt. He has been in contact with most of the cast members, except for one. Netflix’s adaptation of Andrzej Sapkowski’s fantasy novels, which premiered in 2019, follows Geralt’s adventures across the Continent alongside Yennefer of Vengerberg (Anya Chalotra), Princess Ciri (Freya Allan), and the bard Jaskier (Joey Batey). Prior to the release of season 3 of The Witcher, Cavill shocked fans by announcing his departure from the show.


Hemsworth, who will portray Geralt in The Witcher season 4, is already undergoing intense training and has spoken to several cast members, though he has yet to meet one of his important co-stars. Batey and Chalotra revealed that they have been in contact with Hemsworth through email but have not met him in person. Allan, on the other hand, has not yet spoken to Hemsworth. In jest, Hemsworth remarked, “I’m glad you guys all did that…” Read the statements of the other two below:

Batey: I’ve been in contact with him. We’ve been exchanging emails and sharing our favorite quotes from the books. I don’t think any of us are qualified to give advice on playing Geralt, but he is fully committed. His training regimen is intense, and he has been devouring the books.

Chalotra: Yes, we have exchanged messages of support through email when the news broke. I’m excited to meet him.


Can Liam Hemsworth’s Geralt Compare To Henry Cavill’s?

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Henry Cavill’s portrayal of Geralt of Rivia has been widely praised by critics and audiences alike for two seasons, soon to be three, of The Witcher. Even before being cast, Cavill was a devoted fan of Sapkowski’s source material and the The Witcher video games. The British actor’s physical presence and stoic demeanor make him a perfect fit for the role of Geralt. Cavill also underwent extensive training, particularly in swordplay, to execute the fast-paced and dynamic fight sequences of The Witcher.

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If Hemsworth wants to match Cavill’s portrayal of Geralt, he must excel in all of these aspects. It is encouraging to hear that Hemsworth is already undergoing intense training, similar to Cavill. Additionally, he has been “devouring the books,” which is crucial for informing his performance. Hemsworth has also been in contact with his The Witcher co-stars, except for Allan, which is vital for establishing on-screen chemistry, just as Cavill did over three seasons of <

Henry Cavill’s replacement for The Witcher season 4, Liam Hemsworth, is undergoing “insane” training to play Geralt and has spoken to members of the cast, expect for one. Premiered in 2019, Netflix’s adaptation of Andrzej Sapkowski’s fantasy novels follows the monster hunter’s adventures throughout the Continent alongside the sorceress Yennefer of Vengerberg (Anya Chalotra), Princess Ciri (Freya Allan), and the jovial bard Jaskier (Joey Batey). Months before The Witcher season 3 release date, Cavill made the shocking announcement he was leaving the show.


Now, Cavill’s replacement for The Witcher season 4, Liam Hemsworth, is already undergoing “insane” training for Geralt and has spoken with several cast members, except for one important co-star. Talking to GamesRadar+Batey and Chalotra revealed they have been in contact with Hemsworth, but have yet to meet him in person. Allan is the only member of the main trio who hasn’t spoken to Hemsworth yet, who joked, “I’m glad you guys all did that…” Read what the other two said below:

Batey: I’ve been in contact with him. We’ve been emailing, we’ve been exchanging our favorite quotes from the books and things like that. I don’t think any of us are in the position to advise on playing Geralt but he’s throwing himself into it. His training regime is insane and he’s been devouring the books.

Chalotra: Yes, just through email, a message of support when the news came out. I can’t wait to meet him.


Can Liam Hemsworth’s Geralt Compare To Henry Cavill’s?

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For two and soon to be three seasons of The WitcherCavill’s performance as Geralt of Rivia has received universal acclaim from critics and audiences alike. Even before he was cast, Cavill was a passionate fan of Sapkowski’s source material and The Witcher video games. The British actor’s physical stature and impassive disposition is also considered perfect for the role of Geralt. Cavill also went underwent extensive training, especially with swords, to be able to perform the choreography required for The Witcher‘s fast-paced and dynamic fight scenes.

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If Hemsworth’s performance as Geralt is going to compare to Cavill’s, he’s going to have to match him on each of those fronts. It’s good to hear Hemsworth is already undergoing “insane” training, just like Cavill did. He’s also “been devouring the books,” which is another crucial element to informing his performance as Geralt. Hemsworth has also been in contact with his Witcher co-stars, save for Allan, which is important for building chemistry with them that will reflect on-screen, just as Cavill did for three seasons of The Witcher.

Source: GamesRadar+

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