Henry Cavill Seeks Refuge in Amazon’s 40K Warhammer Series
Hollywood’s top big man Henry Cavill is teaming up with Amazon to produce and star in a War Hammer 40,000 series. The big corporation has won the rights to the miniature board game about aliens, demons and religious fascistsand it’s like the old face of witchby Geralt and by DC Superman will now try their hand at turning one of the most niche nerd franchises into the latest overpriced hoax of the streaming wars.
“Amazon is in final negotiations over the rights to a game produced by Games Workshop, after months of negotiations and against rival companies also seeking rights,” Hollywood Reporter reported on Thursday. Cavill will produce and star in the potential project, while Vertigo Entertainment (Barbarian, Don’t Worry My Love) is contracted as the executive producer.
On Friday, the agreement became official. Cavill, Amazon and Games Workshop news confirmation in a press release. “To all of you war hammer fans out there, I promise to respect this IP we love,” wrote Cavill on Instagram. “I promise to bring you something familiar. And I try to bring you something amazing that has not been seen so far.”
Rendering a sci-fi fantasy epic about space orcs and big guns will must be a huge and costly undertaking. In a competition for the rights to Games Workshop’s 40K war hammer, having Cavill on board definitely helped. And own a cloud business that prints money and just blew $715 million into a Lord of the Rings TV series, Amazon can certainly cut the check.
How did we get to this point? Well, back in August, industry insiders started teasing Cavill’s return as Superman for the next phase of the DC cinematic universe. He then appeared in a post-credits scene for Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Black Adam. Next, Cavill declares he is back as the real Supermanand leave Netflix witch after the third season, where Geralt’s reins will be given to Liam Hemsworth. Fans are really upset, and some blame the show’s instructions doesn’t respect source material enoughbut obviously the new Cavill Superman duty is to blame.
Black Adam despite being bombed by comic book blockbuster standards. And in the midst of a messy merger with Discovery, the new boss of Warner Bros. has decided to hire Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn to completely retool the DC cinematic universe. Gunn will make a Superman movie, but it will focus on a younger Clark Kent, and there won’t be room for Cavill in it. Oh no.
“After being informed of my return by the studio in October, before they hired, the news wasn’t the easiest, but that’s life,” said Cavil. wrote at the time. “I respect that James and Peter have a universe to build on. I wish them and all those involved in the new universe the best of luck and happiness.”
At least this means he can come back witch though, right? Is not. Diversity reports do not happen much. ‘”The Witcher’ Season 4 is moving forward unchanged,” Diversity reported yesterday. Netflix’s Peter Friedlander previously told the magazine: “There’s been a legacy of great, iconic characters whose actors have changed and we’re extremely optimistic about this.
Now Cavill has nowhere else to go, except war hammer clearly. The Man from UNCLE star’s love for PC and tablet games in general, and war hammer especially, is well established at this point. When he didn’t get big, he build gaming rigs and visit miniature shop. In fact, ever since DC abandoned Cavill, fans have been constantly posting on downhill social media platforms like Twitter about how now is the time for him to put the marines on a production. big budget products. In less than a day, this meme became prophecy.
Whether this is a coup for the long term war hammer players, or the last gasp of an entertainment industry that has nothing left to eat can still be seen.