Liam Hemsworth announced he will be replacing Henry Cavill in his leading role as Geralt of Rivia in the fantasy drama The Witcher ahead of the series’ fourth season.
In a new Instagram post, the Australian heartthrob, 32, revealed he was ‘over the moon about the opportunity to’ play the TV show’s monster-hunter protagonist.
‘I’m honoured that he’s handing me the reins and allowing me to take up the White Wolf’s blades for the next chapter of his adventure,’ The Hunger Games actor added.
He concluded: ‘Henry, I’ve been a fan of yours for years and was inspired by what you brought to this beloved character. I may have some big boots to fill, but I’m truly excited to be stepping into The Witcher world.’
Cavill also took to social media to share some news ‘from The Continent’ about his time on the program coming to an end.
‘My journey as Geralt of Rivia has been filled with both monsters and adventures, and alas, I will be laying down my medallion and my swords for Season 4,’ he began.
The Man of Steel actor went on to explain he was passing the torch to Hemsworth, who will ‘be taking up the mantle of the White Wolf.’
‘As with the greatest of literary characters, I pass the torch with reverence for the time spent embodying Geralt and enthusiasm to see Liam’s take on this most fascinating and nuanced of men,’ Cavill concluded. ‘Liam, good sir, this character has such a wonderful depth to him, enjoy diving in and seeing what you can find.’
Hemsworth recently made headlines for taking on a much older appearance in his new film, Poker Face.
Promotional images from the new Stan original film show the hunk sporting slicked-back grey hair.
The ex-husband of Miley Cyrus also has a bushy salt and pepper beard, making him look a lot older than his 32 years.
Australian streaming service Stan has revealed Russell Crowe’s anticipated thriller Poker Face will premiere next month.
The film, directed by and starring Crowe, will debut November 22.
Other stars include rapper RZA, Aden Young (Rectify), Steve Bastoni (Fires), Daniel MacPherson (Neighbours), Brooke Satchwell (upcoming Stan Original Series Black Snow), Paul Tassone (The Code), Matt Nable (upcoming Stan Original Film Transfusion, The Dry), Benedict Hardie (Joe vs. Carole), Jacqueline McKenzie (Stan Original Series Bloom) and Molly Grace (Savage River).
Liam’s sister-in-law Elsa Pataky (Fast and Furious franchise) and Jack Thompson (High Ground) will also appear in the film.
Crowe is set to direct and star in the high octane outing which is set inside the glamorous world of high-stakes poker.
The film was shot both at Fox Studios and across a number of New South Wales landmarks, including the $100million Crown Residence penthouse at Barangaroo and the Kiama coastline.
It marks Crowe’s second directorial outing following his 2014 AACTA Award-winning The Water Diviner.
In a statement obtained by Daily Mail Australia, Crowe said: ‘This was quite an extreme project for me, came on to my radar very fast.