When The Witcher: Blood Origin debuts, it will have been more than a year since Henry Cavill’s Geralt of Rivia first debuted on screen. However, as viewers quickly discover, because Geralt isn’t in Blood Origin, the wait for his return will only get longer.
What is the cause?
The Conjunction of the Spheres, a topic that was only briefly touched upon in author Andrzej Sapkowski’s fantasy novels from which the programme is adapted, is the centrepiece of Netflix’s prequel to The Witcher, which is set in an elf world 1200 years before the events of the flagship series.
“We are somewhat aware of how the witchers were developed from the literature”.
In a December 2022 interview with ComicBook.com, creator and showrunner Declan de Barra said, “We’re portraying the tale of the first prototype of a witcher, which is why we call it Blood Origin. This witcher is not the one we are familiar with—the one who resembles a human can drink potions and wields magical abilities It’s 1.0”.
However, Sapkowski’s books about The Witcher’s world reveal the genesis of witchers. Geralt technically might have made an appearance in Blood Origin at the same time.
Spoiler alert: Princess Cirilla of Cintra (also known as Ciri), played by actor Freya Allan, makes a fleeting cameo, as viewers who streamed the time-travelling post-credits scene discovered. The clip will probably serve as a prelude to The Witcher Season 3, which Cavill will resume playing in the summer of 2023.
However, this will be his final season portraying Geralt, as the actor announced in October, and Liam Hemsworth will take over in the fourth episode.
At the time, Cavill remarked, “I pass the torch with gratitude for the time spent embodying Geralt and excitement to witness Liam’s interpretation of this most fascinating and nuanced of individuals. As with the greatest of literary characters.”
“Liam, excellent sir, enjoy diving in and seeing what you can find. This character has such a lovely dimension to him.”
The actor previously confirmed that he will be returning as Superman in Warner Bros.’ DC Universe just before announcing his departure from the property. (He appeared in Black Adam in a cameo as the superhero.)
Cavill will no longer appear in James Gunn’s planned Superman feature film, the studio co-head revealed on December 14. Fans believed that he would finally be able to resume filming The Witcher, but Variety has verified that Hemsworth will continue to play Geralt in Season 4.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cavill agreed to feature in and executive produce a number of Amazon Studios movies and TV episodes based on the Warhammer 40,000 computer game.
However, as creator and showrunner Lauren Hissrich explained to Entertainment Weekly, the series will offer Cavill the “most heroic sendoff” as he raises his bow as the titular hunter in Season 3. We want to correctly appreciate Henry’s contributions to the programme because he has provided so much, she told the magazine.
Even while it appears to be in the far future, there is still a potential that Cavill will make a comeback in the Witcher universe. Hissrich told EW, “We haven’t even thought about that at this moment,” while also hinting at the franchise’s several other upcoming “permutations” as having limitless potential.