Why Liam Hemsworth can become a good witcher? Hmm…A very hard question to answer. With Henry Cavill leaving the show, we are all heartbroken. This became official when the actor confirmed on Instagram that he would not be returning to The WItcher after season 3.
We all believe that no one can play the role of Geralt of Rivia better than Henry. This may be true but that won’t change the fact that according to the reports now the character will be played by none other than Liam Hemsworth, sibling of Chris Hemsworth. Season 4 will see brother of the almighty Thor as Geralt of Rivia. As for the question why is Henry Cavill leaving The Witcher? well…some say it’s the creative difference that let to this and some say there may be some issues with scheduling with new Superman movies lining up(we now know it’s not true)
In this article I’ll try to be optimistic and find 5 reasons why Liam could take on this challenge and may win the audience over.
I’ll quickly put the disclaimer that I do feel bad for him for if audience does not accept him as Geralt of Rivia…well that would be a sad thing. He is a good actor.
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1. Physical Appearance
Geralt of Rivia is often depicted as a rugged and weathered character with white hair, amber eyes, and a muscular build. Liam Hemsworth is known for his good looks and has a tall and athletic physique, which could potentially align with Geralt’s physical attributes. While hair color can be changed through styling or visual effects, Hemsworth’s appearance could be a reasonable starting point for portraying the character.
2. Acting Ability
Liam Hemsworth has demonstrated his acting skills in various roles, showcasing his range from action-packed performances to more nuanced and emotional portrayals. Geralt of Rivia is a complex character who requires an actor capable of capturing his brooding nature, dry wit, and the internal conflicts he faces. While Hemsworth has primarily been associated with more mainstream blockbuster movies, it would be interesting to see how he could bring depth and complexity to a character like Geralt.
3. Charismatic Presence
Geralt of Rivia possesses a certain magnetism that draws people to him. While often gruff and stoic, he has a subtle charm and charisma that makes him intriguing. Liam Hemsworth has shown charisma and the ability to connect with audiences in his previous roles. If he can tap into Geralt’s charismatic yet enigmatic nature, he could bring a compelling presence to the character.
4. Age Range
Geralt of Rivia is often depicted as a seasoned monster hunter with a wealth of life experience. Liam Hemsworth falls within an age range that could align with Geralt’s portrayal. Hemsworth’s maturity as an actor could bring a sense of wisdom and world-weariness to the character.
5. Action role compatibility
Liam Hemsworth has demonstrated his ability to perform physically demanding roles, as seen in movies like “The Hunger Games” series. Geralt is a skilled swordsman and a formidable warrior, requiring an actor who can convincingly portray intense combat sequences and handle the physical demands of the role. Hemsworth’s background in action films could lend itself well to capturing Geralt’s combat prowess.
The Witcher” TV series has been known to take creative liberties with its adaptations. If the showrunners decide to present Geralt in a slightly different light or emphasize certain aspects of his character, Liam Hemsworth’s versatility as an actor could allow him to adapt and deliver a fresh interpretation of the character, while still staying true to Geralt’s core essence.