Henry Cavill Eyes ‘Warhammer 40,000’ Series At Amazon

Henry Cavill may have officially lost the Superman gig, but he’s not hard-up for work or anything.  In fact, he’s already landed a new gig that could be going for a long time. THR reports Cavill will star in and exec-produce a tv series adaptation of Warhammer 40,000 for Amazon Studios.

Warhammer 40,000 is the popular sci-fi/fantasy wargame that uses miniature figures and plays out using dice rolls similar to Dungeons & Dragons. Amazon is nearing a deal with Games Workshop to acquire the rights to the game, which was launched in 1987 and is now the most popular minature wargame in the world and has expanded to many different forms of media.

No writers or directors are attached, and it’s unclear what Cavill’s role will be. The game is set 40,000 years in the future when the militaristic human race, which has stopped evolving, finds itself at war with various aliens and magical beings.

Cavill is apparently a big dork for the Warhammer 40,000 games and even paints his own figures. Has someone not captured this on video yet?

This comes at a time when Cavill has just exited his series role in Netflix’s The Witcher, so this could replace that on his busy schedule. However, this project isn’t a done deal yet, and as it’s in the very earliest stages we’ll likely see Cavill show up elsewhere first.

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