The Witcher creators made drastic change to Henry Cavill’s final scenes

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The Witcher producer Tomek Baginski has revealed a major scene in the final episodes was axed.

Instead, a key moment for Geralt of Rivia (played by Henry Cavill) will be portrayed by Liam Hemsworth when he takes over in the Netflix hit’s fourth season.

“The last scene with Henry Cavill – we had a choice to do a scene that happened in the books,” he exclusively told Daily Express US.

“But we decided to move the scene to season four because of the significance of the scene and how important it is.”

In the final episode of The Witcher’s third season, Geralt is slowly recovering from his battle with Vilgefortz (Mahesh Jadu) with the dryads.

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He spends most of the episode flat on his back but eventually heals thanks to a little help from Yennefer’s (Anya Chalotra) magic.

Geralt ends the season with a determined rallying cry to rescue Ciri (Freya Allan), who’s been kidnapped by a group of headhunters along with an outlaw named Kayleigh (Fabian McCallum).

However, this was apparently a slight departure from Andrzej Sapkowski’s original novels.

“We still needed a nice little scene with Henry so we revisited some of our old ideas,” Baginski continued.

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“So the last scene with him is a scene that never happened in the books.”

Previous seasons of The Witcher have come under fire from fans for making huge changes to the original story they know and love.

Baginski is optimistic this wasn’t the case for season three though, and hopes Sapkowski’s epic story will continue to be told faithfully in future seasons.

“There are decisions like that there which some fans will find surprising,” he said. “And some fans might find it confusing. Hopefully not.

“But this season, for sure, is the closest to the books. There are differences but, hey, it’s a different medium.”

The next time fans see Geralt he’ll be portrayed by Hunger Games star Liam Hemsworth, and it looks like his introduction might be very familiar to The Witcher’s avid readers.

The Witcher is available to stream on Netflix.

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