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At TUDUM, Henry Cavill Says an Emotional Goodbye to His Witcher Co-Stars

Henry Cavill, Freya Allan, Anya Chalotra, and Joey Batey graced the stage in Brazil to participate in Tudum, Netflix’s annual worldwide fan event.

At the TUDUM event organized by Netflix, Henry Cavill, who plays Geralt in The Witcher, along with Anya Chalotra (Yennefer), Freya Allan (Ciri), and Joey Batey (Jaskier), she appeared on stage to promote the upcoming third season of the popular fantasy series.

During the event, the cast provided some thrilling hints about the upcoming season, which included a high-energy scene from the first episode. However, the most surprising moment occurred when Joey Batey acknowledged an essential topic of discussion, and Henry Cavill offered a response.

In the released clip, Geralt and Yennefer defend Ciri against evil elves. The intense battle scenes further emphasize Geralt of Rivia’s exceptional combat prowess.

Henry, who will depart from the show following this season, expresses a heartfelt goodbye to his devoted Witcher fans. His remarkable contributions to the Witcher franchise deserve recognition, and his absence will surely be felt.

The first part of season 3 is set to debut on Netflix starting on June 29. An internet rumor is circulating that the charismatic actor may join the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Captain Britain.

Henry Cavill’s Last Farewell to The Witcher

Henry Cavill's Last Farewell to The Witcher
Henry Cavill’s Last Farewell to The Witcher

Until now, Henry Cavill has skillfully evaded acknowledging that this upcoming season will be his last in the show during his limited promotional appearances, and it appears that this was a deliberate public relations strategy. However, during the TUDUM event, Joey Batey openly addressed this matter, bringing it to the forefront of discussion.

“Should we perhaps have a chat with Henry?” Batey inquired. “I mean, perhaps? Henry, why don’t you share your experience filming the last season with us?”

This sparked a tremendous response from the audience, and Cavill appeared genuinely touched by the gesture. “Oh my, thank you all so much. I genuinely feel the love, and I love you all as well. It’s fantastic to be here. However, let me talk about my final season filming experience.

I want to focus on my incredible co-stars here. Once again, it was an absolute pleasure and a privilege to work alongside all of you.”

Your portrayal of these characters adds an abundance of complexity and intricacy that prevents them from being reduced to simplistic stereotypes. The dedication, attention, and hard work you have put into shaping these characters is truly commendable. Therefore, I want to express that I will deeply miss every one of you”.

Batey gave Cavill a standing ovation in a show of appreciation from both the cast and the viewers. “Ladies and gentlemen, Henry Cavill!” Batey exclaimed. “As our time together draws close, we cannot ignore that this marks your final season with us, Henry. On behalf of all of us here, it seems, we extend heartfelt gratitude for your incredible contribution to The Witcher throughout the three seasons. We truly love you.”

The TUDUM presentation evoked a strong emotional response from all four stars of The Witcher. Cavill’s co-star, Anya Chalotra, who portrays Yennefer, Geralt’s love interest in the show, even appeared to shed a tear, adding to the poignant atmosphere.

Before Henry’s farewell, Anya, Freya, and Joey playfully hinted at several exciting details about the upcoming season. These teases included Jaskier encountering his formidable rival, Valdo Marx, and Ciri finding herself in a desert and other intriguing developments.

Following the teasers, an adrenaline-fueled clip from the first episode of Season 3 was showcased. In this scene, Geralt, Yennefer, and Ciri collaborate with Jaskier and a group of dwarves to set a trap for the mage Rience, creating a thrilling and action-packed sequence.

As expected, it is always a delight to witness Henry Cavill’s Geralt skillfully dispatching numerous adversaries, and the clip does not disappoint in that regard. Naturally, Ciri and Yennefer also have standout moments to showcase their abilities.

‘The Witcher Season 3 Fiery Clip by Henry Cavill for Netflix Fan Event

The Witcher Season 3 Fiery Clip by Henry Cavill for Netflix Fan Event
The Witcher Season 3 Fiery Clip by Henry Cavill for Netflix Fan Event

The Witcher cast presented an exclusive clip from the highly anticipated third season of the series. The nearly three-minute video showcases Geralt of Rivia (played by Cavill), Cirilla of Cintra (played by Allan), and Yennefer of Vengerberg (played by Chalotra) teaming up against Jaskier (played by Batey).

As per Netflix, the third season of the fantasy drama, which draws inspiration from Andrzej Sapkowski’s book series and game adaptations, revolves around Geralt’s efforts to protect his recently reunited family by concealing Cirilla from those who threaten their existence.

Yennefer, entrusted with the responsibility of training Ciri in magic, guides them toward the secure stronghold of Aretuza, aiming to delve deeper into the untapped potential of the young girl’s powers.

However, their expectations are shattered as they find themselves amidst a fierce battleground of political corruption, evil sorcery, and deceit. To protect their bond, they must bravely confront these challenges and risk everything, knowing that failure could result in losing one another forever.

In October, Cavill announced that he would depart from The Witcher, with Liam Hemsworth taking over his role in the fourth season.

Cavill expressed reverence for his time portraying Geralt and excitement to see Liam’s interpretation of this complex and intriguing character, similar to how literary characters are passed on.

Following the announcement of Cavill’s return as Superman in the DC Universe, it wasn’t long before he disclosed that he would not be portraying the beloved superhero after all.

This change of plans was prompted by the new direction set by DC co-heads James Gunn and Peter Safran, who decided to explore the narrative of a younger Clark Kent rather than continue with Cavill’s portrayal.

Without delay, Cavill swiftly shifted gears and is set to star in and serve as an executive producer for the television adaptation of Warhammer 40,000, a popular science fiction fantasy miniature war game.

The series will be produced in collaboration with Vertigo Entertainment and GAW under the banner of Amazon Studios.

Andy Smillie, the creative director of GAW, expressed that Henry’s widely recognized enthusiasm for Warhammer 40,000 and his talent as a creator and narrator will greatly benefit us all in the future.

Smillie anticipates that Warhammer will finally receive the on-screen adaptation fans have longed for and truly deserve, leading to an exciting and promising era.

The first five episodes of The Witcher’s third season are set to premiere on Netflix on June 29, followed by the release of the remaining episodes on July 27.

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Interestingly, this announcement comes just days after Cavill confirmed his return as Superman. Naturally, fans have begun speculating that Cavill prioritized his role as Superman over his portrayal of Geralt, and this has left them feeling quite disappointed.

Some fans have even gone as far as threatening to boycott the series entirely due to this revelation. However, Cavill himself may not have been remarkably eager to continue playing the role of Geralt for an extended period.

Past interviews have resurfaced, shedding light on Cavill’s ongoing efforts to find a middle ground between his interpretation of Geralt for the series and the showrunners’ vision. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich revealed that Cavill actively negotiated to change Geralt’s portrayal.

Similarly, in a December 2021 interview with Philstar Global, Cavill expressed his desire for specific alterations to Geralt’s character, including increased dialogue. Cavill emphasized his intention to bring a more faithful adaptation of Geralt from the books to the screen.

The opportunity to reprise his role as Superman provided the catalyst Cavill needed to bid farewell to the Netflix series.

However, Cavill is a devoted fan of The Witcher franchise, appreciating both the games and books. This should offer some solace to other passionate Witcher fans.

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