“Toys! Very good fun”: The Marvel Actor Who Chipped in When Henry Cavill Was Publicly Shamed for His Love for Warhammer is the Perfect Choice for Sanguinius

What if Tom Holland Was Also Involved in Amazon's Warhammer 40K Project?

Henry Cavill, Warhammer 40K
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  • Henry Cavill, renowned for his roles as Superman and Geralt of Rivia, has been a lifelong fan of Warhammer 40k
  • And with Amazon officially bringing Warhammer 40k to audiences, fans have been left wondering who the actor will portray.
  • Whether a TV series or a movie, this project has the potential to bring the rich and complex world of Warhammer 40k to life.
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Henry Cavill, well known for his roles as Superman and Geralt of Rivia, has made his love for Warhammer 40k very publicly known. He has often spoken, sometimes in great detail, about his passion for the tabletop game and its lore.

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In December of 2022, Amazon Studios signed an agreement to adapt Warhammer 40k, and Cavill, known for his interest, was hired almost immediately. He is set to not only star in it but is also going to be an executive producer on it.

Which Character Could Henry Cavill Bring To Life in his Warhammer 40k Project?

Which Character Could Henry Cavill Bring To Life in his Warhammer 40k Project?
Henry Cavill speaking at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con | Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0, | Wikimedia Commons

In 2021, Henry Cavill was on The Graham Norton Show where he was asked about his ‘hobby’ of painting Warhammer miniatures. His description of the hobby was met with some playful teasing from Norton himself who said:

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Yeah, toys! Very good fun!

And right afterward, Norton proceeded to ask if Cavill invited people over to play Warhammer, Tom Holland humorously chimed in saying 

Can I come over and play? It sounds amazing

The announcement of Henry Cavill’s involvement in Amazon’s Warhammer 40k project has gotten fans excited and caused a lot of speculation regarding which character he will portray. 

With an extensive history of roles across different genres, Cavill could portray a number of different characters from Warhammer 40k lore. And fans have a lot of picks for his potential role.

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Among these picks is Trajann Valoris, the captain-general of the Adeptus Custodes. Cavill has previously admitted to being a big fan of the Custodes and this role would be perfect for him. 

Valoris is known in the lore for his excellent leadership and combat skills and fans think Cavill could embody this perfectly given his previous roles. This would allow him to give the character a personal touch since he knows the lore so well.

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Other fan picks for roles that Cavill could fit well in are Roboute Guilliman, Titus, and even the Emperor of Mankind himself. 

Roboute Guilliman is the embodiment of the Emperor’s ideals with a razor-sharp mind for strategy and a personality fit for a leader. While some fans hope to see him play Captain Titus from the Space Marine video games, it might be too hopeful. Because while Titus is a beloved character, he does not have the same narrative importance as characters like Guilliman or Valoris.

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As for his potential as the Emperor himself, it is also unlikely as the Emperor has a relatively static role in the Warhammer 40k timeline which would make a role as the Emperor a bit wasted in terms of screentime and impact.

Theory: What if Tom Holland Took on The Role of Sanguinius?

Tom Holland as Iron Spider in Spider-Man: No Way Home
A still of Tom Holland as Spider-Man in Spider-Man: No Way Home | Sony Entertainment

While Henry Cavill’s role remains a subject of speculation, a theory that could be presented from their interaction on the Graham Norton show is: What if Tom Holland took on the role of Sanguinius, the angelic Primarch of the Blood Angels?

Sanguinius is one of Warhammer 40k‘s most revered and tragic figures. Most commonly known for his angelic beauty and huge, white wings, as well as his noble and charismatic leadership, Sanguinius was a key figure in the Horus Heresy. 

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He led his Legion with compassion and bravery and was a symbol of hope and heroism to them. His tragic death to Horus during the Siege of Terrain was an epic duel that would be remembered in the Imperium’s history.

Which Character Could Henry Cavill Bring To Life in his Warhammer 40k Project?
Captain Titus in Warhammer 40k: Space Marine 2 | Saber Interactive

As a youth who has displayed his adeptness for athletic and passion-filled roles, Tom Holland is an ideal candidate to portray Sanguinius. Known for his role as Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Holland has shown his ability to perform intense action scenes and convey a wide range of emotions. These qualities would enable him to bring Sanguinius to life as he could successfully show his fierce warrior spirit and compassionate nature.

Ultimately, Amazon Studios’ upcoming Warhammer 40k project could bring the most iconic characters in the franchise to life and truly expand the lore in front of a large audience. Especially with Henry Cavill, who will not only be at the helm, but will also be behind, and in front of the camera.

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Written by Daniel Royte

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Daniel is a gamer through and through with a passion for gaming in his veins. His current adventures have taken him into the world of Elden Ring, Wuthering Waves, and Genshin Impact, amongst others.