Henry Cavill is famous for his passion for games, and one of its biggest indications was his playing the lead role in The Witcher. Even though Season three will be the last time we will see him as the stoic and brave Geralt of Rivia, fans continue to cast him in all rumored game adaptations. It is already confirmed that the actor will serve as executive producer and possibly star in Warhammer 40K adaptation, produced by Amazon.
After Warhammer 40K, the Superman star’s name is associated with another famous game adaptation, Call of Duty (COD). Fans however denounced the casting as they rally for the Original actor to play Captain Price.
Henry Cavill is cast as Captain Price in Call of Duty
There have been recent rumblings about bringing COD onto the big screen. Long ago, there was an attempt to translate the game into a movie for the silver screen. In 2015, at the peak of popularity for COD, a press release stated that there were plans for “a robust cinematic universe involving a series of…feature films as well as the possibility of television adaptations.”
If handled properly, the adaptation may be a hit and perhaps ride the trend of game adaptations, especially with The Last of Us making waves in the OTT space. The first two movies were said to have writers and filmmakers on board, including Joe Robert Cole from Black Panther and Stefano Sollima from Sicario 2.
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Unfortunately, nothing came of this iteration. Even still, rumors continue to circulate, with this one claiming that veteran actor Dwayne Johnson will appear in a Call of Duty movie. Now GFR reports that Amazon Studios will produce a film adapted from COD and Cavill will be cast as Captain Price, who has been recurring in the games.
Fans diss writers for leaving out Barry Sloane to play Captain Price
Captain John Price, a member of the British Special Air Service, is the primary commanding officer of Call of Duty 4. (SAS). Billy Murray, who provided the mobster Johnny Allen’s voice in the British soap series EastEnders, voices Price.
When the game goes back to 1996, a decade after the Chornobyl tragedy in Ukraine, which left the city of Pripyat in ruins, Price is playable in two missions. The only characters that appear in all three games are Soap MacTavish, Captain Price, and Nikolai. Soap meets Captain Price in the first mission where you take part in game control.
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Fans feel that Barry Sloane is unfairly being passed over by writers when he should be the one at the top of their list. Especially because he has been providing voice and motion capture for the character for the past two games. Sloane is the first choice instead of Murray because he is old and not fit to play Price, who is fit, young, and energetic.
Obviously Bill Murray is too old to play Price but @BarrySloane has been doing amazing for awhile…..
— Iced Coffee Is A Meal ☕ (@I_Am_Sal__) March 5, 2023
Are the writers literally forgetting that Barry Sloane exists? The dude did a phenomenal job in the Hulu show SIX. No way they are fumbling this hard
— PrimitiveAK 🇯🇲 (@PrimitiveAK) March 5, 2023
@BarrySloane should play price before anyone. He’s earned it.
— AngryAlec (@AngryAlec_) March 4, 2023
But why wouldn't they use the guy that was him in the past two games.
— RageX_SZN (@LeximusAsimco) March 4, 2023
But Barry Sloane is right there
— StuTuDi (@StuTuDi1) March 4, 2023
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