The Warhammer Cinematic Universe is on the verge of being realized and it is all credited to the singular efforts of Henry Cavill. The actor who has already cultivated a reputation as a gamer earlier advocated quite strongly for The Witcher adaptation – which he moreover brought to life in the most brilliant manner. But given how Cavill is not a part of the DCU moving forward and has also washed his hands off his role at Netflix for good, the future has incredible potential for the versatile actor moving forward.
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Cavill’s now vacant timeline in Hollywood gives him the luxury to pursue his passion projects and with the support of a stellar career and impressive filmography at his back, it’s no wonder that he is willing to put every resource available to him to work on the Warhammer 40K live-action adaptation.
Henry Cavill’s Role at the Warhammer Universe Immortalized
For Henry Cavill, an honorary award marking his devotion to bringing alive a gamer’s dream to the screens is the least that the gaming world can do for him in return. It’s public knowledge that Cavill has been mocked on various public platforms for voicing his love for video games. But the same has simultaneously drawn appreciation from various quarters of the niche community and Cavill’s larger fanbase, for his unapologetic advocacy for something that he is so zealous about.
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It seems all that waiting for a nod of validation was not for nothing. No one could have asked for a better reward than what the gaming community has done for the actor in return for his work with Warhammer 40,000. As pointed out by online critics, “His passion for the game is known to all.” And so, Simon Cook, an enthusiast of the miniature tabletop game has now veritably immortalized Henry Cavill within the Warhammer world by introducing a new Adeptus Custodes – Heinrich Cavillius.
The figurine reportedly took Cook over 100 hours to complete and is not the only working version of the actor within the Warhammer universe. In Total War: Warhammer 2‘s latest DLC – The Warden & The Paunch – Henry Cavill is present as an Easter Egg character as the High Elf Loremaster of Hoeth who also happens to be named “Cavill” and is a playable character within the game.
Henry Cavill’s Progress at Amazon With Warhammer 40,000
With gods, aliens, demons, and elves overrunning a model-constructed world, the scope for a Warhammer adaptation is endless. The high-end negotiations for the live-action adaptation were recently closed by Amazon after a heated battle with competitors. Paired with Sony and PlayStation, the streamer has become the home and host to this gaming adaptation which Henry Cavill will executive produce as well as star in.
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During the project’s announcement on Instagram, Henry Cavill claimed:
“For 30 years I have dreamt of seeing a Warhammer universe in live action. Now, after 22 years of experience in this industry, I finally feel that I have the skill set and experience to guide a Warhammer Cinematic Universe into life…
Having a home like Amazon will give us the freedom to be true to the massive scope of Warhammer. To all of you Warhammer fans out there, I promise to respect this IP that we love. I promise to bring you something familiar. And I endeavour to bring you something fantastic that is, as of yet, unseen.”
As of now, the search for a scriptwriter and filmmaker is the topmost priority for the team at Amazon. With Cavill and his partner, Natalie Viscuso involved as producers, the studio interference in the outcome and portrayal of the adaptation will be minimal and as such is a major contributing factor to the enthusiasm surrounding Warhammer 40K at present.
Source: Recap Focus