Henry Cavill to Star in Warhammer 40,000 Series on Amazon Prime Video: Report
Henry Cavill is reportedly attached to a Warhammer 40,000 series on Amazon Prime Video. According to Deadline, the actor is exploring multiple opportunities, with the aforementioned adaptation of the popular miniature war game in “more advanced stages” of development. The details are a bit murky, but Cavill is committed to performing and producing it, in a way that appeals to mainstream audiences. The 39-year-old star, who was brought back by Warner Bros. to play Superman again, was let go earlier this week, as new DC Studios co-heads James Gunn and Peter Safran outlined their long-term plans for the future of the franchise.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Amazon Studios is in the final stages of acquiring the rights to Warhammer 40,000, whose board games are made by Games Workshop. Similar to its video game series – which changes genres with each entry – the original board games are set in the distant future, where a stagnant human civilization struggles to survive among hostile aliens and other supernatural creatures. It works similarly to a Dungeons & Dragons game, in that dice play a key role in the outcome, but adds miniature figures that players can move around a model battlefield. Characters are usually equipped with armaments, ranging from firearms to primitive weapons imbued with magical powers. Diehard fans even prefer painting these models as a hobby, to give them a visual boost — something Cavill has flexed on social media in the past.
Shortly after agreeing to return as Superman to the DC Universe for Warner Bros., Cavill left Netflix’s main series The Witcher, in which he played lead character Geralt of Rivia. The role has passed to Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games films), who will play the dark fantasy character, starting in The Witcher season 4.
According to Variety, that development didn’t change either, sealing the end of Cavill’s run on the show. Meanwhile, Cavill’s return as The Kryptonian was shut down earlier this week, with Gunn planning a Superman movie reboot based on the hero’s younger years.
It’s also worth noting that hours before reports of Cavill’s attachment to a Warhammer 40,000 series emerged, Rahul Kohli came up with a similar plan. on his Twitter. “Hey Henry, fk it, let’s do a Warhammer movie/limited series. Sincerely, Rahul,” the Midnight Mass actor said. Even Sex Education actor Asa Butterfield joined in the fun asking play a minion – a large class of mindless cybernetic drones forged from a fusion of human flesh and robotic technology.
Amazon Studios has yet to make an official statement about the Warhammer 40,000 project. It wouldn’t be the only video game project at Prime Video, with the platform officially ordering a God of the war live-action adaptation first reported to exist in March. The series will be set in Norse mythology and follow the same story as the critically acclaimed 2018 video game, which follows a reserved Kratos traveling to the highest peak with his estranged son Atreus, forging a father-son bond that is tested. at every hostile corner.