THE WITCHER Petition To Fire Writers And Bring Back Henry Cavill Crosses 260,000 As New Spin-Off Is Revealed

It's a troubled time for The Witcher franchise, and while we have details on a new spin-off series, a petition demanding that Henry Cavill be brought back as Geralt of Rivia has passed 260,000 signatures!

We're now just weeks away from The Witcher: Blood Origin arriving on Netflix, and we have news on another planned spin-off courtesy of Redanian Intelligence (via SFFGazette.com).

The Witcher is set to return to our screens next summer, marking Henry Cavill's final appearance as Geralt of Rivia before Liam Hemsworth takes over the role in season 4. The streaming service is clearly determined to expand the world of the Continent, though, with this latest live-action project set to revolve around The Rats. 

The infamous group of young Nilfgaardian misfits are heavily featured in Ciri's storyline in the books as she joins their ranks for a time, though the character's small screen counterpart will first meet them in season 3's seventh and eighth episodes. The Rats are expected to feature heavily in season 4 of The Witcher, but their spin-off will arrive before that.  

It's unclear whether Freya Allan's Ciri would be involved, and the site isn't sure whether it's a prequel, an "inbetweenquel," or both.

What's interesting is that, among fans of the books, The Rats are not particularly well-loved. While that makes this decision somewhat surprising, it's become apparent in recent months that the creative team working on the series don't have a huge amount of respect for the source material, anyway, hence why they might want to put their own spin on the group.

In terms of the cast, the site expects the same actors from The Witcher to reprise their roles in the spin-off, meaning it would feature Christelle Elwin as Mistle, Fabian McCallum as Kayleigh, Juliette Alexandra as Reef, and Aggy K. Adams as Iskra. It's unknown who will star as Asse and Giselher.

The news comes at a time when goodwill for The Witcher franchise is at an all-time low. That's due to Cavill's departure, of course, and a Change.org petition asking for his return - and for the show's writers to be fired - recently crossed 250,000 signatures. In fact, as we write this, it sits at over 266,000!

Cavill is said to have left the show due to its many deviations from the source material, and with a Superman return now on the horizon, we'd say he's done with Geralt no matter how many signatures that petition gains.

THE WITCHER Author Andrzej Sapkowski Doesn't Appear To Be A Fan Of Netflix's Adaptations; Teases Future Books
Related:

THE WITCHER Author Andrzej Sapkowski Doesn't Appear To Be A Fan Of Netflix's Adaptations; Teases Future Books

THE WITCHER Season 5 May Be In Doubt As Netflix Considers Bringing The Series To An End
Recommended For You:

THE WITCHER Season 5 May Be In Doubt As Netflix Considers Bringing The Series To An End

DISCLAIMER: This post was submitted by a user who has agreed to our Terms of Service and Community Guidelines. As a user-generated content platform, Comic Book Movie and Best Little Sites LLC is protected under the DMCA... [MORE]
THE WITCHER Author Andrzej Sapkowski Doesn't Appear To Be A Fan Of Netflix's Adaptations; Teases Future Books
During a recent Q&A, The Witcher author Andrzej Sapkowski shared his indifference to Netflix's TV shows, while also addressing the franchise's future on the page, confirming more books are on the way...
THE WITCHER Season 5 May Be In Doubt As Netflix Considers Bringing The Series To An End
Following Henry Cavill's decision to leave The Witcher, Liam Hemsworth is set to take over the role in season 4, but it may be a one-and-done for the actor based on a report about the show's future...
THE WITCHER Showrunner Says Henry Cavill's Geralt Of Rivia Will Get A Heroic Sendoff In Season 3
The Witcher showrunner Lauren Hissrich has addressed Henry Cavill's departure from the Netflix series, suggesting fans expect the actor to receive an appropriate sendoff before Liam Hemsworth takes over...
THE WITCHER: BLOOD ORIGIN Spoilers: Here's How The Post-Credits Scene Sets Up THE WITCHER Season 3
The Witcher: Blood Origin premieres on Netflix tomorrow, December 25, but if you're anxious to learn how a post-credits scene sets the stage for The Witcher's return next year, we have you guys covered...
THE WITCHER Star Henry Cavill Is Rumored To Have Been FIRED From The Netflix Series
A new rumor doing the rounds online is claiming that Henry Cavill didn't part ways with The Witcher willingly, and was actually fired for his "toxic, gamer-bro" attitude...

The Best Little Sites Network (BLS)

Action Movie and TV News - AnimeMojo.com
Anime News, Trailers & More - AnimeMojo.com
Superhero News, Videos, Rumors & More - ComicBookMovie.com
Horror News - FearHQ.com
Video Game News, Reviews, Trailers & More - GameFragger.com
Sci-Fi and Fantasy News, Videos, Rumors & More - SFFGazette.com
Cartoon and Animated Film News, Videos, Rumors & More - Toonado.com
Professional Wrestling News, Videos, Rumors & More - TheRingReport.com