Now for the million-dollar question: Why is Cavill leaving? Well, as it may have become evident above, it is more than likely that the actor did not just wake up one day and decide to end his epic adventure as Geralt — there must be external factors at work. Remember, in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter from November of 2021, Cavill showed his gratification for how busy his acting life had gotten, noting all his passion projects in a way that now feels ominous. In Cavill’s words, “After 21 years of hard work, I have three jobs lined up. Maybe it’s me, maybe it’s my approach, maybe my value as a commodity increases being attached to things like ‘The Witcher.’ Now I can really focus on the storytelling and grow from here.”
The same interview saw Cavill comitt to play Geralt for at least seven seasons. Given his passion for the role, what could cause him to walk away? Well, there’s one big, blue-suited elephant in the room — another character Cavill is equally passionate about, who is about to consume his time.
The much-hyped return of Cavill’s Superman in “Black Adam” has everybody talking. Arguably, the entire future of the DCEU now rests on Cavill’s mighty shoulders, and whispers of a “Man of Steel 2” have grown into a deafening chorus. Between that potential sequel, as well as a seemingly ineveitable squaring off with Black Adam (Dwayne Johnson), and future Justice League opportunities, Cavill may have simply reached an impasse wherein he was forced to choose between Geralt and Superman. Unfortunately, while both characters have super powers, Cavill does not, and perhaps he simply doesn’t have room in his schedule to be both the DC superhero and the legendary witcher.