Henry Cavill may have been forced to retire the red cape but now he’s picking up the hammer with his sweet new gig in Amazon Prime Video Warhammer 40,000 TV series adaptation.
The actor, who is also a very passionate about Warhammer who also paints the figures is attached to star and executive produce a series adaptation of Warhammer 40,000, the popular science-fiction fantasy miniature wargame.
Amazon is in final talks for the rights to the game, produced by Games Workshop, after months of negotiations and fending off rival companies that also sought the rights.
While no writers or showrunners are attached, Vertigo Entertainment is attached to also executive produce.
Warhammer 40,000 is a tabletop roleplaying game that debuted in 1987, which features miniature models as part of its gameplay. It takes place far in the future, as humanity finds itself at war with aliens and supernatural monsters. Essentially, it’s a blend of sci-fi and fantasy that has proven to be wildly popular over the last four-and-a-half-decades. So much so that the franchise has spawned novels, video games, an animated movie, and an animated TV series.
It’s unclear which role Cavill would play in the potential series, or where it would be set within the lore of the game.
While Amazon Prime Video hasn’t made a formal announcement about the show once the deal is complete and official, an announcement will follow.
Warhammer features intricate miniatures that players can place and move around a model-constructed battlefield or world. Games Workshop in the 1980s made miniatures for D&D and launched the game in 1987. It has grown to become the most popular miniature wargame in the world and spawned many imitators.
The game’s setting is 40,000 years into the future where things a dark indeed. Human civilization has stopped progressing and is in an unending war with aliens and magical beings, with gods and demons figuring into at theological class system.
The humans make up the Imperium of Man, who a militaristic. A race of skeleton-like androids are known as the Necron, there is an elvish race known as Aeldari as well as Orks, Tyranids are nasty aliens, and the T’au is a blue-skinned alien race that may offer some hope.