THE WITCHER Adds ANT-MAN AND THE WASP Star Laurence Fishburne As Key Character From Books And Games

THE WITCHER Adds ANT-MAN AND THE WASP Star Laurence Fishburne As Key Character From Books And Games THE WITCHER Adds ANT-MAN AND THE WASP Star Laurence Fishburne As Key Character From Books And Games

The Witcher season 4 has made a major casting addition with Ant-Man and The Wasp star Laurence Fishburne set to play a key character from the books and video games. Read on to find out who he'll star as...

By JoshWilding - Jan 13, 2024 05:01 AM EST
Filed Under: The Witcher
Source: GameFragger.com

In the upcoming fourth season of The Witcher, Liam Hemsworth will take over the role of Geralt of Rivia from Henry Cavill. Despite rumours to the contrary, the show's third batch of episodes didn't offer so much as a single hint about how the witcher's face will change and instead wrapped up on something of an open-ended note.

Many fans are expecting a simple recasting with no explanation, though several creatives involved with the series have suggested it's going to be addressed somehow.

We'll have to wait and see, but a major new addition has just been made to The Witcher in the form of multi-award-winning Hollywood actor Laurence Fishburne (Ant-Man and The Wasp). 

As we first revealed on GameFragger.com, Fishburne joins the cast as Regis, a fan-favourite character from The Witcher books and games. Introduced in author Andrzej Sapkowski's novel Baptism of Fire, he's a world-wise Barber-surgeon with a mysterious past who it's said will join Geralt on his journey in season 4.

In a brief statement on his casting, Fishburne says: "I’m very excited to be joining the cast and look forward to exploring the wondrous world of The Witcher."

The actor joins Liam Hemsworth, Anya Chalotra, Freya Allan, and Joey Batey in the highly anticipated fourth season of the show which has been confirmed to return to production this spring.

After the shocking, Continent-altering events that close out season three, the new season follows Geralt, Yennefer, and Ciri who are faced with traversing the war-ravaged Continent and its many demons apart from each other.  If they can embrace and lead the groups of misfits they find themselves in,  they have a chance of surviving the baptism of fire - and finding one another again.

The Witcher executive producer Tomek Bagiński talked last year about Geralt's popularity and shared his belief that the character has reached a point where he can be recast similar to the likes of Batman and James Bond. 

"Henry was a fantastic Geralt, but in the history of pop culture we have many actors who played the same character, and the character itself changed. I am most pleased that the series was created and became so popular. The Witcher has already reached the level of Batman, Superman and James Bond. Maybe we hoped to see him in a new version only in a few years, but it happened now. And that's nothing new for iconic pop culture heroes."

The Witcher season 4 is expected to premiere on Netflix in 2024. 

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ProfessorWhy
ProfessorWhy - 1/13/2024, 5:10 AM
The Switcher
lazlodaytona
lazlodaytona - 1/13/2024, 5:45 AM
Have never watched this. Could a few people give me their opinions of the show? I appreciate you all's time!
BritishMonkey
BritishMonkey - 1/13/2024, 5:57 AM
@lazlodaytona - It has some good moments but it isn't worth the time put into it.
I haven't even bothered with the last season.
Blergh
Blergh - 1/13/2024, 6:29 AM
@lazlodaytona - Season 1 has a neat timeline bending twist to it, season 2 had neat moments but was mostly weak.
lazlodaytona
lazlodaytona - 1/13/2024, 6:30 AM
@BritishMonkey - alright. Thanks man
lazlodaytona
lazlodaytona - 1/13/2024, 6:31 AM
@Blergh - i appreciate the input
MaxPaint
MaxPaint - 1/13/2024, 6:59 AM
@lazlodaytona - First season was really good, but then it all went to shit and too deviated from the source material. Don't waste your time with this and just play the games if you can.
lazlodaytona
lazlodaytona - 1/13/2024, 7:10 AM
@MaxPaint - thank you for the advice!
Nicovega
Nicovega - 1/13/2024, 7:29 AM
@lazlodaytona - show is bad. Games are okay. Books are very, very good. They should have stuck with the source material. I have a feeling that’s why cavil left.
lazlodaytona
lazlodaytona - 1/13/2024, 8:20 AM
@Nicovega - thanks for the heads-up. The only positive about the show I've heard is that the 1st season is good and then just went to crap. This will not be on my viewing list.
marvel72
marvel72 - 1/13/2024, 12:59 PM
@lazlodaytona - Watch Season 1 then skip the rest because he becomes a supporting character in his own show.
lazlodaytona
lazlodaytona - 1/13/2024, 1:30 PM
@marvel72 - will do. thanks bud
Blergh
Blergh - 1/13/2024, 6:32 AM
I would have cast someone younger as Regis, someone that can play an immortal without aging too much as the series progresses.
Either way, this show has lost me.

Not only the recast of Henry Cavill but the constant vitriol around it from both producers and fans has managed to turn me off on it completely.

Also the anime bringing back Doug Cockle as Geralt looks bad, some Aquaman inspired story?! That's just weird.
Why can't they just make an anime that really captures the essence of the Witcher?

Nicovega
Nicovega - 1/13/2024, 7:32 AM
@Blergh - when are these show runners going to figure out that fans just want to see the source material come to life. We don’t want their vision of the source material. Their vision is not why people love it in the first place.
Ryguy88
Ryguy88 - 1/13/2024, 8:39 AM
Classic medieval eastern europe
marvel72
marvel72 - 1/13/2024, 1:01 PM
@Ryguy88 -

DocSpock
DocSpock - 1/13/2024, 10:52 AM

He is a very good actor, but my interest in continuing watching this has dropped to near zero.

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