First Look At Liam Hemsworth’s Geralt Upsets The Witcher Fans


We have our ‘first look’ at Liam Hemsworth’s Geralt in The Witcher. Well, I say our “first look”, it’s actually someone who’s posted a deepfake video on YouTube in which they used some of Henry Cavill’s scenes from the first season of Netflix’s The Witcher and replaced his face with Hemsworth’s.

This does give us a pretty good look at how Liam Hemsworth’s take on the character will end up looking like, and it seems as though die-hard fans of the show are not happy with the results at all.

Take a look at the video below, courtesy of the talented Stryder HD.

It was revealed not too long ago that Henry Cavill would be leaving the show after the upcoming season. That’s going to be the show’s third season, and after that, Geralt Of Rivia will be played by Liam Hemsworth.

Liam Hemsworth’s Geralt in The Witcher is really upsetting fans


Credit: @Stryder HD on YouTube

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This news shocked a lot, if not all, of the show’s fans and left many of us wondering how on Earth they were going to do this change, and also, why. Why was Henry leaving the show? He basically made the show watchable, and there were multiple reports after the news was announced suggesting why Cavill ended up leaving.

I’m not going to go into all of them here, but I strongly feel that Cavill ended up getting rather frustrated with the direction the show’s producers and showrunner wanted to take the series. I also think that Cavill just had too much on his plate with his new job starring in the upcoming Warhammer 40K series for Amazon Prime Video.

He’s also going to be producing the show, as well as helping to set up the Warhammer Cinematic Universe for Amazon Studios. That’s going to be a pretty huge project for Cavill and something that he’s very passionate about. So, it seems as though he wants to dedicate as much time to that as he possibly can.

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I have a feeling that this was the real reason why he left the show. I also think that the show will suffer without Cavill. As I mentioned above, he was carrying that series, and many fans were pretty devastated when it was announced that he would be leaving after Season 3.

We’re going to have to wait and see what ends up happening, but if the reactions to this Liam Hemsworth Geralt Of Rivia deepfake video are anything to go by, they aren’t looking forward to seeing the Aussie in the role.

Here are a few reactions to the video (via GamingBible):

“Great video, but I’m passing on the new Witcher,” one fan wrote. They continued: “Henry was the perfect fit. Not just looks but his dedication to the role and lore.”

Another pointed out: “This looks good because although the face is deep faked, the mannerism and the voice of the character are still Henry Cavill’s. No shade to Liam Hemsworth, but I wonder how the same scenes would have looked with Liam’s mannerisms and gestures.”

Another viewer added: “Liam doesn’t have this kind of older wiser look to him. It’s like Disney version of Geralt. Henry is the perfect match, he is one of us – fans. He was so excited for the whole project. Liam will be trying to replicate the impossible….”

“Without Henry’s Geralt voice I don’t think so. RIP Witcher,” wrote another person.

So, it’s clear for you all to see, Witcher fans aren’t overly keen on the idea of Hemsworth taking over the role from Cavill, and I’m in agreement with them. Cavill gave Geralt a certain amount of grit and world-weary nature that suited the role perfectly.

I’m just not sure whether Liam Hemsworth can pull that off. He’s a bit too, well, clean-cut and doesn’t have the right voice, in my opinion. I am interested in seeing how the series develops, and I wish them all the best of luck, but I have a feeling it’s going to fall flat on its face.

What do you make of this news? Are you looking forward to seeing Liam Hemsworth replace Henry Cavill in Netflix’s The Witcher? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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  1. Anonymous

    They are just dumb to have changed things. They should have just given Henry what he wanted. After all, he is the main character. It’s his job to portray the character the best he sees it. This may be the end of the Witcher folks, if they don’t turn around and make it right again.

  2. Someone

    Just look at Triss ans Yen in the books and the games, then look who they put in the series to get extra ratings, and even the Witcher being played by a Chinese actor wouldn’t be surprising. This has nothing to do with race or anything, it is about adhering to existing story characters. If they want higher ratings in India or China or anywhere else, then they should make their own new made up series instead of pretending they are turning established books into crap shows.

  3. Tom

    Come on, when the biggest asset of the series that is Henry Cavill was lost in such a bad way, the series was doomed. And Henry is a big fan of the Witcher novel and game series, who knows it far better than anyone involved in the streaming series probably, but no one listened. The producers and directors didn’t care to lose their best, most popular, and very talented actor who also happens to be a huge fan and knowledgeable about the story. They deserve to be doomed. End of story.

  4. Anonymous

    It didnt upset fans really, its already dead series for anyone that respect himself. They are more like critics who dont plan to watch it anyway. Lack of Henry Cavil is one of many things this trainwreck of a show suffers from so nobody is really upset, they just trash this show because they can.

  5. Maccer

    I’m soo fed up with this rubbish, even the author of the books is not impressed, it’s a joke Netflix trying to please everyone by trying to be politically correct gender neutral sexism, youve just stuffed up one of my favourite games and books thank soo bloody much !!!! Season 3 is the last season I’m going to be watching !!!!

  6. AlexszanderVonEcsed

    Never….there is only 1 Geralt and this squeaky clean little aussie is like a version. You are insulting and entire lore compendium and millions of fans and we will ALL turn on you. Becwarned Netflix, you are, metaphorically,
    tying your own noose by doing this. #HenryCavillofRivia

  7. Anonymous

    Probably should have cast Chris Hemsworth if they were going to use one of the Hemsworths anyway they’ve killed another great series.

  8. Anonymous

    This is really disappointing. Yet another show that Netflix is ruining. Witcher will be nothing without Cavill. So will Superman for that matter.

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