Henry Cavill Officially Starring In Live-Action Adaptation Of The Greatest Game

Henry Cavill will star and executive producer a new Warhammer 40,000 movie and series for Amazon.

By James Brizuela | Published

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Henry Cavill has been having quite a whirlwind of announcements this past month. Initially, it had been announced that he was leaving behind the role of Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher, much to the dismay of fans worldwide, and then he was said to be returning as Superman in the DC Universe, which has also been shut down as of yesterday. Well, now, Cavill has secured a role that everyone has begged for, as the man will now be the lead actor in a new Warhammer 40,000 series and movie for Amazon Studios.

Everyone has loved the fact that Henry Cavill is a nerd of epic proportions, even going so far as showcasing his PC-building skills while everyone was at home during the pandemic. More than that, he has been known to be a huge Warhammer 40,000 fan, as he also recently took a tour of the game’s facilities in a separate video that took the internet by storm. Now, he gets to live out his dream by leading a new movie and series for Amazon.

The new Warhammer 40,000 franchise should do quite well with Henry Cavill on board, especially because he is going to be serving as the lead actor and an executive producer for this new adventure. Stars that know their work deeply tend to do quite well, and Cavill has held some deep fandom for the Warhammer 40,000 game. According to Cavill, “I have loved¬†Warhammer¬†since I was a boy, making this moment truly special for me… the opportunity to shepherd this cinematic universe from its inception is quite the honor and the responsibility.”

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Although Henry Cavill was basically jerked around by DC after he took his exit from The Witcher, he can now set his sights on something that matters a great deal more to him. Considering how big of a star the man is, it stands to reason that both the new Warhammer 40,000 series and the movie are going to do quite well on Amazon Prime Video. And since he is going to be an executive producer, he can pull out some of the best stories to use in the upcoming franchise.

Warhammer 40,000 follows a futuristic universe that is war-torn by many factions and groups who wish to conquer it. Malevolent gods, fierce alien races, and traitors to humankind all wish to conquer the universe for their own selfish ambitions. We would assume that Henry Cavill might be taking on the role of the Emperor of Mankind, though one who has not been fatally wounded and sits atop a throne as a pile of bones.

Henry Cavill might also take on the role of an Inquisitor, who are powerful demon hunters that travel the universe, or Imperium, to ensure there are no Xenos or other terrible entities lurking around. The connection to demon hunting with Warhammer 40,000 and The Witcher is clearly apparent here. There is a famous Inquisitor named Gregor Eisenhorn that Cavill could portray, who has a series of books written about him by Dan Abnett, who coincidentally wrote the source material for the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie.

Whoever he is cast as we would imagine Henry Cavill is going to pour his heart into this new budding franchise. Warhammer 40,000 is something that Cavill has expressed a deep love for, and we are more than happy that he has found something worthwhile after receiving the worst news this past month. We can’t wait to see who Cavill is set to play in this universe.