Henry Cavill’s Warhammer Costar Revealed?

Henry Cavill isn't the only Warhammer 40k fan in Hollywood, Stranger Things David Harbour was outed by his wife as a fan of the game.

By Jonathan Klotz | Published

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Henry Cavill is a huge nerd that loves Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40,000, a tabletop strategy game played with miniatures that the players paint and assemble themselves. In fact, Cavill is such a fan that’s now working with Amazon to bring the amazing sci-fi universe to life. Thanks to We Got This Covered, and British singer Lilly Allen putting her husband on blast, we now think David Harbour would be an amazing addition to the franchise.

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That is Sheriff Hopper wearing a pair of magnifying glasses so he can study his handiwork while painting a Black Templar Space Marine. David Harbour’s wife added in the caption, “Nerd alert,” when she shared the image to her Instagram stories. Harbour, and likely Henry Cavill, would take no offense to being called nerds for appreciating the fine detail on the 28mm miniature of one of the Emperor’s Finest.

Henry Cavill and David Harbour would even get along as both have shown they have the same taste in miniatures. Cavill has been seen fielding an army of the Adeptus Custodes, the golden armored guardians of Terra, tasked with protecting the entombed Emperor of Mankind. If those words read like gibberish, don’t worry, the expansive lore behind Warhammer 40k gets very complicated, very quickly.

It’s exactly that rich source of material from nearly 50 years of novels, game books, computer-animated series, and even audio dramas that gives Henry Cavill thousands of potential stories to use as inspiration. Could he make a series based around David Harbour’s Black Templars on a crusade against alien species? Maybe he’s going for the most important event in the game’s background and will adapt The Horus Heresy?

No matter how Henry Cavill approaches his Warhammer 40k series, there are plenty of great characters for himself, David Harbour, and Ana de Armas. The Knives Out star has already been rumored to be on board for Cavill’s series, but again, there’s no word on what role she’s playing. Commissar Severina Raine is a new addition to the game, and as a steadfast officer overseeing the 11th Antari Rifles, would allow for a great story against the Chaos cultists of The Sighted.

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Primaris Marines from the Ultramarine Legion in Warhammer 40,000

David Harbour could be a gruff Imperial guardsmen, or even Rogal Dorn, Primarch of the Imperial Fists Space Marine Legion. As one of the original Space Marines, Dorn has superhuman capabilities including an unparalleled tactical mind. Henry Cavill himself could realistically portray any number of Imperial heroes, from Roberto Guilleman to Marneus Calgar, and the Superman actor could make it work.

It will still be a long time before there’s any concrete information on the Warhammer 40k series, but until then, it’s fine to speculate which nerdy actor will join Henry Cavill. Already the star has tried to convince Tom Holland and Zendaya that they should play Warhammer 40k, and WWE superstar Shayna Baszler is also a noted fan of the franchise. Baszler has even been theming her wrestling gear around the Space Marine legions, and dragged AEW wrestler Claudio Castagnoli to Warhammer World at one point.

Henry Cavill is not alone as a celebrity fan of Warhammer 40k and fans can not wait for more information on the upcoming series.