Amazon are near signing a cope with Games Workshop to convey Warhammer 40,000 and its grimdark futuristic universe to TV streaming. Hollywood Reporter say that Henry Cavill, recently-dropped Superman and former Geralt Of Rivia, is concerned as an govt producer and potential sequence lead. The rights to Warhammer 40K are reportedly hotly contested among the many rival streaming providers, with Amazon spending months negotiating the doable cope with Games Workshop.
No writers have been signed as much as the challenge but, and there’s no showrunner. Henry Cavill all the time appears to be attempting to make some game-related challenge occur, equivalent to sharing blurry images of himself studying a Wikipedia entry for Mass Effect 3 on Instagram and calling it a “secret challenge”. This time, together with Cavill, manufacturing firm Vertigo Entertainment are additionally hooked up to the challenge. Vertigo are already working with 2K on the BioShock film for Netflix, which discovered a director in August. Mojang and Vertigo are partnering to provide a Minecraft film too, so that they’ve acquired just a few game-related initiatives on the boil.
Although he was let go from being Superman earlier this week and will not be returning to Netflix’s The Witcher present, Cavill’s a long-time outspoken Warhammer fan and normal all-round loveable nerd and we admire him for that. Even if Amazon do not shut the deal on Warhammer 40K for his or her TV streaming service, Cavill’s already made his mark on one other a part of that universe by PC games. Back in 2020, Creative Assembly tipped their hat on the actor by dropping him into DLC for Total War: Warhammer 2 as a excessive elf loremaster. It appears Cavill’s canine Kal has even turned up in The Witcher 3 as a part of this week’s next-gen replace, too. Aww.
There’s nothing extra that is concrete about Cavhammer 40K but, however I’ll let you already know if ol’ Vitamin H indicators himself up for it.
Disclosure: Nate (RPS in peace) writes Warhammer books for The Black Library, Games Workshop’s publishing division. Alec Meer additionally did some writing on Total War: Warhammer 3.