Vol. 2 of The Witcher’s third season is coming soon and with it Henry Cavill’s last appearance as Geralt of Rivia. As such, there is a lot of talk and theories about how will the transition into Liam Hemsworth be made. We’ll debunk one of them today.
WARNING: Major story spoilers ahead
Geralt is still Henry Cavill in Brokilon
One of the recurring theories is that after Geralt’s crushing defeat at the hands of Vilgefortz, Geralt’s face will be so badly disfigured that when the dryads of Brokilon heal him, he’ll reemerge as Liam Hemsworth. That won’t be the case.
Vilgefortz does indeed rearrange Geralt’s face in Episode 6 of The Witcher Season 3, but only figuratively, not literally and not to the point that he’d become Liam Hemsworth.
All of Geralt’s time healing in Brokilon will be covered in the finale of Season 3. By the time Henry Cavill’s final minutes as Geralt run out, the titular witcher is already out of Brokilon, mostly healed and about to embark on his big quest to find Ciri, along with two of his companions: Jaskier and Milva. No face swaps there.
Next time we see Geralt in Season 4, he’ll already be on his way to Nilfgaard and played by Liam Hemsworth.
Executive producer Tomek Baginski already teased the transition from Henry Cavill to Liam Hemsworth and claimed it will be “flawless” in a recent interview:
“We have a very, very good plan to introduce our new Geralt and our new vision for Geralt with Liam. Not going deeply into those ideas because this will be a huge spoiler, [but] it’s also very, very close to the meta ideas which are deeply embedded in the books, especially in book five.“
Baginski continues in the same interview: “It’s very lore accurate. It’s very close to what was set out in the books and I think this change will be quite flawless. But at the same time it will be a new Geralt, it will be a new face for this character and I think it will also be very, very exciting to see.“
The Witcher Season 3 is available on Netflix with The Rats prequel in post-production and The Witcher: Sirens of the Deep anime by Studio Mir is far in production. Stay tuned to Redanian Intelligence and do pop into our Discord server to join in on The Witcher conversation.