Henry Cavill has said that he would like to be part of a Warhammer TV show or movie if a live-action project come about
In an interview at a recent press event for The Witcher, Cavill said: “There are a lot of characters in the Warhammer universe that I want to be. But I can really only be one because once I’m one, then I can’t be others. So, if it ever happened, if there were a live-action thing, I’d have to be very aware of it.”
“Warhammer is obviously rich in characters, and especially in the 40K universe.” he continued. “I suppose I could play a different character from the Warhammer Fantasy universe versus the 40K universe, but right now, I’m just dreaming. I’d have to talk to the guys at Games Workshop and see what happens.”
When it was suggested that he would make a good Gregor Eisenhorn, a character from a trilogy of Warhammer 40,000 Inquisitor books written by Dan Abnett, Cavill said, “That would be exciting, yes, but it would also offend the Primarchs and the Captain Generals. so I don’t really know.”
The Captain General is the highest rank of the Adeptus Custodes, the elite bodyguards of the Emperor of Mankind in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. Cavill himself collects and paints Adeptus Custodes miniatures, as revealed in a photo the actor posted on Instagram last year. The Primarchs, meanwhile, are the parents of the iconic Space Marines. Fans of the Horus Heresy book series can easily imagine Cavill as Roboute Guilliman, Rogal Dorn or, given that he seems to like his The Witcher wig, perhaps even Leman Russ.
Henry Cavill has mentioned his love of the Games Workshop sci-fi universe before and has pointed out that a chandelier on the set of The Witcher Season 2 looks like a Blackstone Fortress.