It’s been a hell of a week for Henry Cavill, who announced he would not be returning to the role of Superman, with reports that he would not be returning to his previous role in Netflix’s Witcher series either. According to The Hollywood Reporter, another nerdy franchise seems on the horizon for Cavill, with the actor serving as the lead actor and executive producer of a TV adaptation of Warhammer 40K for Amazon.
No other names are currently associated with the project, and with Amazon still in talks to acquire the rights to the tabletop franchise, it will likely be a while before the series goes into production. Amazon is reportedly finalizing the rights deal with Games Workshop after months of negotiations and competition from competing companies.
Warhammer 40K is a tabletop game set in a dark, dystopian setting, 40,000 years in the future. The game features multiple factions – including the human empire of humans, the elven Aeldari, skeletal androids called the Necron, and alien races including Orcs, Tyranids, and the T’au – all engaged in a brutal and endless war.
Cavill has spoken about his love for Warhammer before, speaking about the process of painting minis and playing tabletop campaigns in several interviews. He has also said that Total War: Warhammer 2 is one of his favorite games as he has played through six different times with six different races.
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