Henry Cavill casts ‘Warhammer’ TV role after ‘Superman’ debut

Actor Henry Cavill found his next job just a day after saying goodbye to Clark Kent and the “Superman” movies.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the former “Witcher” lead actor will star in the upcoming TV series “Warhammer 40,000” for Prime Video.

The streaming platform is reportedly in final talks with manufacturer Games Workshop to adapt the beloved board game series.

Cavill will reportedly serve as executive producer in addition to playing the lead role.

The “Justice League” star is a longtime “Warhammer” fan.

“I’ve been in the ‘Warhammer’ world for 40,000 years. No, it’s longer depending on how you look at it,” he joked, referring to the title of the game, in an interview with MTV’s Josh Horowitz in October. “But probably since I was 10 years old. It’s been a long time.”

“Warhammer 40,000” debuted in the 80s as a board game where players move miniature warrior figures around a battlefield to defeat their opponents.

The game is set 40,000 years later in war-torn worlds where human civilization faces off against ruthless aliens, demons and magical beings.

Cavill also spoke to Horowitz about painting the “Warhammer” figurines, which he says he proudly displays to guests.

Being in a live-action “Warhammer” series was something the actor was considering, although he wasn’t sure which character he would play.

“There are many characters from the ‘Warhammer’ universe that I want to be. But I can only truly be someone, because once I’m one, then I can’t be anyone else,” he said in a 2021 interview with IGN. “So if there’s going to be any live action, I have to be aware of that.”

On Wednesday, Cavill confirmed that he will no longer portray Clark Kent in the DC Extended Universe as new DC bosses James Gunn and Peter Safran seek to redefine their vision for the film studio.

“After I told them to announce I was back in October before they were hired by the studio, this news isn’t quite easy, but that’s life. Something with a change of guard,” he wrote in an Instagram post Wednesday. “I respect that. James and Peter have a universe to build. I wish them and everyone else in the new universe the best of luck and the happiest of luck.”

Earlier this year, Cavill also stepped down from her role as Geralt of Rivia in Netflix’s hit fantasy series “The Witcher,” and announced on Instagram that Liam Hemsworth would be taking on the role.

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