The Witcher: 5 actors who could have replaced Henry Cavill instead of Liam Hemsworth

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Actors who could have replaced Henry Cavill as Geralt in The Witcher

The winds of change are blowing through the world of The Witcher. Henry Cavill, better known as THE Geralt of Rivia, has hung up his silver sword and left Netflix’s The Witcher show. As fans cried and protested (I couldn’t have been just me, right? Right??)  over Cavill leaving, Netflix showed their true colors after stating that the show would continue and that a replacement for Cavill had been cast.

They then announced that Liam Hemsworth would take up Geralt’s sword as the next monster hunter in line.

Some fans have been less than thrilled with this development. And I get it because, surprise, I am one of those said fans. It’s just not the same. Hemsworth could surprise us, but we have to admit there are a few other actors out there who could do justice to our dear Geralt.

5. Jason Isaacs

You know, it’s kind of funny to think about Jason Isaacs, the guy we’ve often seen playing the villain, donning Geralt’s famed armor. I mean, can you imagine Lucius Malfoy or Captain Hook as Geralt of Rivia?

As the misunderstood monster hunter, Isaacs could certainly play on audiences’ initial perceptions of him as the baddie and then completely flip the script, echoing Geralt’s own journey from being seen as the Butcher of Blaviken to a hero with a heart of gold. And let’s not forget, Isaacs can turn on the charm when he wants to. Remember him in The Tuxedo? Pure charisma as Jackie Chan’s suave mentor.

But here’s the kicker: There’s a solid 20-year age difference between Isaacs and Cavill. That could come as a bit of a shock to fans. One minute, you’re watching a young and rugged Geralt, and the next, boom, Geralt is looking a touch more ‘seasoned.’ Not that there’s anything wrong with that, of course. After all, Witchers are known for their longevity.