Fans want Henry Cavill back and they are making it known! A Petition wanting the actor back collects upwards of 77,000 signatures
The Witcher fandom was shocked when it was reported that Liam Hemsworth will take over the swords and medallion of Geralt of Rivia from Henry Cavill. In the days following the announcement, speculation was rife about the reason behind Cavill’s exit from a series he claimed to love. But regardless of the reason, fans want their old Witcher back, and they have started a petition. What’s surprising is that it has reached an eyebrow-raising number!
In the aftermath of Henry leaving Netflix’s Witcher show, fans rallied together and started a petition to bring back the actor. After all, many believe that Cavill was perfect as Geralt. The currently active petition reads:
“Henry isn’t leaving The Witcher because of Superman, Netflix executives have once again made a grave decision against delivering for their fans. Let us show them in pure numbers (and thus lost money, because that’s all they really care about) that none of us Witcher fans will stand with them and will abandon the show (and potentially our subscriptions) after The Witcher season 3 is concluded. We already had to suffer through the disaster that was the end of Game of Thrones – NETFLIX don’t repeat the exact same mistake of holding onto writers and showrunners that believe themselves to be superior to the actual creator of the stories that made them successful.”
The petition currently has more than 77,000 signatures and is rising by the minute. One has to wonder what the last number the petition stops on will be. For now, the petitioners are looking to amass 150,000 signatures.
One of the hotly debated topics after Cavill’s departure was the reason behind his exit. Many thought it was due to his newly made Superman deal with DC. But gradually, it was revealed that the cause was something else. Apparently, Cavill was unhappy with the writers and the direction they were taking his character as well as the overall show.
Reportedly he was trying to find a balance between the vision the writers of the show had and the one that Sapkowski, the writer of The Witcher novels had. To add fuel to fire, there were rumors that many of the writers of Netflix’s Witcher actively disliked the sourcebooks. This might not have sat well with Cavill, a big fan of the source material.
It’s highly unlikely that Henry Cavill will resume his role in Netflix’s Witcher series. After all, he wasn’t fired by the show. By all reports, he seems to have left willingly due to disagreements regarding the direction and writing. As such, irrespective of the number of signatures the petition collects, he likely isn’t coming back.
But if the petition gains more traction, some of the writers might be changed, and the direction of the show could be revised. However, it’s better to keep such expectations in check as bringing about such changes can be difficult.
Stay tuned for more updates.