Hot on the heels of the news that ex-The Witcher star Henry Cavill would not be making a comeback as the Man of Steel, the internet is ablaze with news that he could star in a live action series based on Warhammer 40,000.
Rahul Kohli (The Haunting of Bly Manor, Midnight Mass) tweeted something to this effect seemingly in jest not 24 hours before news began circulating of Henry’s potential involvement, however, the series itself isn’t exactly a new development – Polygon reported on an Amazon-developed Warhammer 40K series based on the Eisenhorn trilogy of novels by Dan Abnett in July of 2019.
Henry Cavill’s general nerdiness and love of video games is well-documented. The actor has shared his love for painting and Warhammer miniatures on Instagram. He has also spoken about how much time he has spent playing Total War: Warhammer III.
Nothing Set In Stone
There was previously speculation that he was working on a project related to the Mass Effect series before, but there has been no confirmation that there is even such a series in development.
Up until now, there has been no indication that he has been involved with Eisenhorn which has been in production for at least 2-3 years as of writing. He has, however, shared his thoughts about Warhammer taking the leap to live action, saying that it should be handled with the utmost care.
As of writing, there has been no official announcements to confirm Cavill’s involvement. If there is any substance to this story, it seems everyone is remaining as tight-lipped as possible pending the resolution of a deal between Amazon and Warhammer creator The Games Workshop who confirmed in January 2022 that Eisenhorn was still in development.