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The Witcher’s Henry Cavill calls Warhammer his ‘greatest privilege’

"There is no greater reason that I joined the industry than doing something like this”

Henry Cavill might not be The Witcher’s Geralt of Rivia anymore, but that’s probably not a bad thing for him. Cavill is leading production of the Warhammer 40K cinematic universe, and he told Josh Horowitz in a recent interview that it’s one of the best things in his professional and personal life (thanks, PC Gamer).

"It is the greatest privilege of my professional career to have this opportunity,” Cavill said. “I can't say too much, again it's early days still, but to have this opportunity to bring it to the screen and be at the tiller so it can be faithful, is key to me.”

"This is the stuff I've been dealing with since I was a kid. This is the stuff I spend my free time daydreaming about, as an adult as well. And I get to bring it into life. And there is no greater reason that I joined the industry than doing something like this, and I'm very happy to be here."

That might sound like little more than promotional guff, but Cavill’s spent the last four years making his Warhammer love well-known. He gained a following during the Covid-19 lockdowns by painting Warhammer miniatures and even corrected Graham Norton on live TV when the presenter accidentally called it “World of Warcraft” – the same interview where he said he wanted his version of Geralt to remain faithful to the character in the Witcher novels.

Cavill has his work cut out for him. The final agreement between Games Workshop and Amazon only came about at the end of 2023, and Cavill said he doesn’t even have a firm idea of which Warhammer characters he wants to make an appearance in the first film.