Henry Cavill previously left The Witcher and soon after found himself replaced in the role of Superman. Now, however, it looks like Henry Cavill will be leading a Warhammer 40,000 film and TV universe at Amazon.
As shared via Deadline, Henry Cavill will be starring throughout the franchise while also serving as an executive producer. This is certainly exciting news after what seemed like a disappointing time for both fans and Cavill himself.
Here’s what was stated about the new deal:
“Amazon Studios has made it official, confirming that it has secured global rights to the Warhammer 40,000 game from Games Workshop for Henry Cavill (Man of Steel) to star in and executive produce the franchise across all Amazon Studios productions. The agreement encompasses rights to the universe across TV series, film and likely games and animation.”
Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon and MGM Studios, shared the following statement:
“Warhammer 40,000 has captured the imagination of fans of all ages, from all walks of life, and all over the world,” Salke began. “We are excited to work with Henry, Vertigo Entertainment, and Games Workshop across our Amazon entertainment businesses on this brilliant, immersive franchise for our global customers to experience for years to come.”
Henry Cavill also shared his own statement. He makes it clear that he’s a massive fan of the Warhammer 40,000 franchise.
“I have loved Warhammer since I was a boy, making this moment truly special for me. The opportunity to shepherd this cinematic universe from its inception is quite the honour and the responsibility,” said Cavill. “I couldn’t be more grateful for all the hard work put in by Vertigo, Amazon Studios and Games Workshop to make this happen. One step closer to making a nigh on lifelong dream come true.”
It was revealed that Henry Cavill worked alongside Vertigo Entertainment’s Roy Lee and Natalie Viscuso to acquire the Warhammer 40,000 IP. Once they managed that, the next step was taking it to Amazon Studios. Now Vertigo will executive produce the projects with Cavill and GAW’s Andy Smillie and Max Bottrill alongside Amazon Studios.
For those unfamiliar, the franchise is described as the following:
“Warhammer 40,000 is set in the far future, where humanity stands at the edge of what might be its brightest future, or its darkest age. The threats to humankind’s empire are many — traitors driven by the fires of ambition, alien empires sworn to reclaim the stars, and the corruption of reality by malevolent gods.”
Stay tuned to ScreenGeek for additional updates on the new Warhammer 40,000 franchise featuring Henry Cavill as we have them.