Henry Cavill may not be returning to the role of Geralt in Netflix's The Witcher series now that he's officially hung up the red cape, but he has lined up another fantasy adventure project: a live-action adaptation of Warhammer 40,000!
The news that Amazon had acquired the rights to the popular miniature wargame and enlisted Cavill to star and exec produce broke on Thursday night, and the former Superman actor has now taken to Instagram to confirm his involvement and share a heartfelt message with his fans and fellow 4K players.
"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. Partnering with Natalie Viscuso at Vertigo has been a blessing beyond words, without her we might not have found the perfect home at Amazon. And 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. Our first steps are to find our Filmmaker/Creator/Writer. Watch this space, my friends."
We still don't know which character Cavill is set to play, but Boss Logic has shared a mock-up of the actor as Mephiston (apparently)!