Henry Cavill sets ‘Warhammer’ TV role after ‘Superman’ exit

Just a day after saying goodbye to Clark Kent and the “Superman” films, actor Henry Cavill has landed his next gig.

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

The streaming platform is reportedly in final talks with maker Games Workshop to customize the popular tabletop games franchise.

In addition to starring, Cavill will also reportedly serve as an executive producer.

The Justice League star is a longtime Warhammer fan.

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

Warhammer 40,000 debuted in the 1980s as a tabletop game in which players move miniature figures of warriors across a battlefield to defeat their opponents.

The game is set 40,000 years in the future in war-torn worlds where human civilization faces merciless aliens, demons and magical beings.

Cavill has also talked about painting “Warhammer” figures, which he told Horowitz proudly shows to houseguests.

Participating in a live-action “Warhammer” series was something the actor considered, although he’s not sure which character he would play.

“There are many characters from the ‘Warhammer’ universe that I would like to be. But I can only really be one, because once I’m one, I can’t be anyone else,” he said in a 2021 interview with IGN. “So if it ever happened, if there was some live action, I would have to be very aware of that.”

On Wednesday, Cavill confirmed he will no longer be portraying 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.

“Having been told by the studio to announce my return in October ahead of their hiring, this news isn’t the easiest of news, but such is life. The changing of the guard is something that happens,” he wrote in an Instagram post on Wednesday. “I respect that. James and Peter need to build a universe. I wish them and everyone involved with the new universe the best of luck and happiness.”

Earlier this year, Cavill also stepped down from his duties as Geralt of Rivia in the Netflix fantasy hit The Witcher, announcing on Instagram that Liam Hemsworth would be taking on the role.

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