While Netflix recently confirmed Henry Cavill is being recast in their Witcher show, many thought he’d play Superman again. DC Studios confirmed that isn’t happening, but now we know Henry is embracing one of his greatest loves: Warhammer.
Games Workshop has confirmed his next foray into the fantasy genre will be Warhammer 40,000 related. Games Workshop’s brainchild of a miniature figurine tabletop game has quite the established lore, universe, and characters, so it’s right up Henry Cavill’s alley.
Amazon is reportedly in final talks to acquire the rights to the game series, after months of negotiations and fighting off competitor platforms that also wanted the rights. Showrunners and writers aren’t attached yet, but Vertigo Entertainment is set to executive produce alongside Amazon.
Details on the show are scant and its in early stages – Amazon hasn’t even closed the deal yet. Henry Cavill will star and executive produce the series, though it isn’t his next gig, due to how early in production it seems.
For those unfamiliar with the Warhammer 40,000 series, it basically takes place 40,000 years into the future, where humanity has reached a point where instead of worshipping any sort of normal deities.
The factions in Warhammer 40K worship an entity called the ”God Emperor and/or Machine God” depending on what faction of humans you’re referring to.
They’re all however stuck in an endless battle with aliens and demons who also have entities they worship and revere, who all give them supernatural powers which are used on the various battlefields. There’s the Gods of Chaos and The Necrons, just to name a few.