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Henry Cavill's next play: Amazon's 'Warhammer 40,000' series

Henry Cavill may not be wearing the red cape, but he does have a cool new gig.

cast, officially on Wednesday after Warner Bros. announced they were moving in the direction of a new Superman , Officially hung up his Iron Man cape thanks to DC Studio Heads James Gunn and Peter Safran, is the star and executive producer of the series adaptation of Warhammer 1980,, the popular sci-fi fantasy miniature war game, in Available on Amazon.

After months of negotiations and fending off rival companies also seeking the rights, Amazon is in final talks for the rights to the Games Workshop-produced game.

There is no writer or showrunner, although Vertigo Entertainment also has executive production attached.

Warhammer similar to Dungeons & Dragons — dice take part in the game — but there are also intricate miniatures that players can build on Place and move these miniatures on your battlefield or world. 1980’s Games Workshop made miniatures for D&D Model and start the game on 1980. It has grown to become the most popular miniature war game in the world and has spawned many imitators.

The game settings are 1980, Many years from now the future is indeed dark. Human civilization has stopped progressing, is in an endless war with aliens and magical creatures, and gods and demons make up the theological class system.

Humans form the Human Empire and they are militaristic. A race of skeleton-like robots known as the Necrons. There’s a race of elves called the Aeldari and Orks; the Tyranids are nasty aliens; and the T’au are a race of blue-skinned aliens that might offer some hope.

Cavill is credited as a Warhammer fan and painted figure. Because the project is in its early stages—to reiterate, Amazon hasn’t closed the deal yet—this isn’t Cavill’s next show, who recently announced he’s quitting his Netflix stint. The wizard plays the leading role .

But it’s an ambitious move for Amazon, and one that could deliver a show on a grand scale because it combines big genre elements of sci-fi and fantasy with lots of humans and non-human characters.

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