Henry Cavill announced earlier this week that he’s been dropped from his role as Superman – but he already seems to have a new project lined up.
The actor announced on Wednesday (12/14) that he would no longer be playing the Man of Steel in the DC Universe.
“I’m not going back as Superman after all,” Cavill wrote on Instagram. “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. I respect that. James and Peter have to build a universe. I wish them and everyone involved with the new universe the best of luck and happiness.”
Writer-director James Gunn, who was recently named one of DC’s creative minds alongside Peter Safran, will write a new Superman film that will focus on the superhero’s younger years.
But according to a new report in The Hollywood ReporterCavill is the star and executive producer of a series adaptation of the game warhammer 40,000.
The release states that Amazon is in final talks over the rights to the game and no writers or showrunners are currently attached.
warhammer is the world’s most popular miniature wargame, and this version is set 40,000 years in the future where humans battle aliens and magical beings.
Cavill is known to be a warhammer Fan, and he often shows off the miniatures he’s painted on his social media.
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Sharing a video of one in April, he wrote, “I went through so many different test models and tried so many different colors and techniques until I finally felt like I was going in a direction I liked.
“It’s not amazing by any means, and the camera hides a multitude of sins, but this is a little work of mine. I have a lot to improve. Check out this space for more!
“And for those who care, it’s going to be 100 percent an Adrasite spear because the rule of cool applies.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/henry-cavil-superman-warhammer-b2246440.html Henry Cavill already has a new project in the series after Superman