Henry Cavill is officially making a Warhammer Cinematic Universe
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That’s right, it’s really happening - Henry Cavill’s next big gig has just been confirmed, and it’s one that he’s very passionate about.
Following recent reports that Cavill is set to star in a Warhammer project, a post on the official Warhammer Community site has now confirmed the news. Amazon Studios has secured the global rights to Warhammer 40,000, and Cavill will both star in and executive produce the franchise.
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According to the post, “the agreement encompasses rights to the universe across series, film, and more”, so it’s not actually known right now if we’re getting a movie, series, something else entirely, or all of the above. In fact, on Cavill’s Instagram, he’s teased that he’s working on an entire Warhammer Cinematic Universe, which sounds incredible.
“For 30 years I have dreamt of seeing a Warhammer universe in live action,” Cavill wrote on Instagram. “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.”
He shared the same sentiment in the official announcement post: “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,” he said. “I couldn’t be more grateful for all the hard work put in by Vertigo, Amazon and Games Workshop to make this happen. One step closer to making a nigh-on lifelong dream come true.”
“Warhammer 40,000 has captured the imagination of fans of all ages, from all walks of life, and all over the world,” Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon and MGM Studios said. “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.”