James Gunn’s new plans for the DC Universe killed off Man of Steel 2 and thus Henry Cavill’s version of Superman. However, fortune smiles on the actor, who has been given the role he dreamed of since he was a child: Will Star in a Warhammer 40K Cinematic Universe.
It is amazon studios the production company behind this project based on Warhammer 40K, the sci-fi tabletop role-playing game with lots of miniatures and a 35-year-old universe that has a fandom as big as Star Wars, according to a report from CBR.
Along with Henry Cavill, Warhammer super-fans Rahul Kohli and Asa Butterfield are also set for an adaptation. The franchise owner, Games Workshop, wants his famous fans to participate in the series.
Days ago, he reiterated on The Graham Norton Show his passion for the world of Warhammer. In the program he confessed that one of his great hobbies is to paint figures and play with them.
What would the adaptation of Warhammer 40 be like?
Although Cavill, who will also serve as executive produceris effusive in his praise for the source material, showrunner Lauren Hissrich is accused of hating it.
One of the reasons it faces this criticism is for highlighting the perspectives of women, as the show was not bound by the third-person POV narrative structure of the books and games, something tricky for the fandom.
Another point is that known characters were either killed off earlier than they were supposed to be or were completely rewritten. Grim, dark and full of sociopolitical themes, it will be a challenge to adapt this story. However, perhaps more than ever before in his career, Henry Cavill is up for the challenge.
If Cavill and Amazon can get ahead of any major story changes, your credibility as a fan could help smooth the potentially choppy waters. The biggest issue relevant to the series is Games Workshop’s “zero tolerance” policy towards fan films, animated or otherwise. We’ll see how it turns out.