We have Liam Hemsworth who tops the list of the greatest acting responsibilities that make your shoulder so heavy you feel like there’s a Korean ghost sitting on it. After it was announced that a Hemsworth would portray Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher 4, fans may have been quick to celebrate like it’s merry Christmas.

Although they had a Youtube’s ‘Celebrated Too Early Compilation‘ moment when the Hemsworth was preceded by a Liam and not Chris. Here’s who we think is best to play Geralt in Netflix’s The Witcher. 

Who will play Geralt in The Witcher 4 and why is it disappointing?

Netflix's The Witcher
via /r/witcher

Whether you’re entwined in hallucinogenic vines or shrouded in vapors of pot. You don’t do what Netflix and Lauren Schmidt Hissrich have done to our dear The Witcher. Not only has the show been unfaithful, but it has also now dared to swap Henry Cavill with Liam Hemsworth. This scenario is a Jumanji of things gone wrong.

When Variety first reported this incident, people were confused if it was some sick April Fool’s joke in a month far far away from April.

  • Netflix is notorious for canceling shows after the third season. Given such history, it is ironic that they have found a way to get the show canceled while also simultaneously taking down its new main lead with it, all the way down to hell.

What is Henry Cavill’s future after Netflix’s The Witcher?

Henry Cavil Man of Steel
via reddit.com/r/movies

Henry is still in for a third season after which he is probably too Superman to play any White Wolf. Anyone who has seen the theatres pop in his entrance would know that such audience props ‘don’t happen like this no more.’

Perhaps the last time we saw anything close was when Captain took Chris Hemsworth’s Mlonjir (or however it is written) in Avengers End Games. Now that Thor’s brother is taking up Geralt’s hammer (which is quite big for him truth be told), it seems like the television industry’s finest debacle.

Henry Cavill was a great Witcher. Sometimes you don’t know the value of the things you have until they are gone. He truly knew his character inside out and backward.

The history of character swapping in Cinema/TV doesn’t include many approval ratings from fans

The Witcher 4
Liam with his brother Chris

A history of good series watching will tell you fans don’t appreciate recasting in mid of continuation. It’s still okay if it’s a side character that no one remembers. Like Warmachine’s James Rhodes in Iron Man 2.

We just pretended he was always there. Fans aren’t unreasonable and can take a little speck of reality hitting that productions and contracts don’t always work out. It’s an understandable position. But swapping the main protagonist is not crossing Mexico Border from San Diego. We need a good wall around borders of these kinds. Just saying, you know?

Why do fans feel the continuity of a series end with the main cast swap?

Liam Hemsworth as Geralt of Rivia
Henry Cavill as Geralt, via Netflix
  • The primary reason why is that you’ve established the actor as a character. Both their axis merges to become one. Imagine changing Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool in Deadpool 5. Or imagine going “Nah we don’t want you” to RDJ in midst of Iron Man 2 to 3.
  • One can also punch themselves to Altered Carbon Season 2. Anthony Mackie tried his hard, but you just can’t reprise the legacy of the previous actor like it’s hitting a fly. Besides flies are difficult to hit.

Liam Hemsworth in The Witcher may actually even prove himself, only if he had a better start

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Miley and Liam, via people.com
  • Besides, it’s not even poor Liam Hemsworth’s fault that no one knows him. A decent role in Hunger Games but that’s about it. Thor’s brother but that’s about it.
  • Also when you sleep with Miley Cyrus, marry her, and then you divorce, you just don’t get away. Not without the toxic fans ushering hell shower upon you.

This is finally Liam’s chance at a breakthrough. We don’t know how good he can be because we haven’t even properly seen him. Maybe he will be the greatest Geralt of Rivia, better than Henry Cavill. But there is already such enormous hate surrounding the entire situation. Liam Hemsworth in The Witcher 4 will begin a race that’s awaiting doomsday armageddon any time of the day.

Netflix’s The Witcher – Who’s best to play Geralt instead of Liam Hemsworth?

So who can pull a Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher 4 off without really losing a neck? Put aside Liam, here’s our perfect pick –

Mads Mikkelsen

Mads Mikkelsen as The Witcher
via Imago-Images.com
  • You’ve met him in James Bond as a corporate banker that funds terrorist organizations.
  • Or better yet, you have met him as a psychotherapist psychopathic cannibal murderer in Hannibal.
  • You may have also seen him going John Wick in Netflix’s Polar.

Mads Mikkelsen as Geralt Of Rivia? As it stands, this Scandanavian has a chiseled jaw and can pull the white long-haired look like it’s his second habit. It’s as if he was born to look like The Witcher’s protagonist, albeit a little older. Of course, he isn’t also as bulky as Henry Cavil. But we can do with some less brawns so long as it is someone capable of putting out the killer menace.


Mads Mikkelsen as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher4
snapped via thefilmstage.com

If you’ve read the books or even played the games which is okay enough in its adaptations, you know Geralt of Rivia. Netflix’s The Witcher fails in certain regards first of which is Henry Cavill’s hero-like compassion. Geralt is a character than can sleep with witches and kill demons and ghouls for breakfast. Enshrouding his aura is that of a vicious killer, a true Witcher. Henry Cavill may have felt too greek-god and superman at times, for the white wolf.

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