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Henry Cavill snapped up by Amazon Studios for TV gig

The actor previously headlined Netflix’s The Witcher


Hot off his, er, retirement from playing Superman, Henry Cavill has inked a deal to star in and executive produce a series based on the Warammer 40,000 games for Amazon Studios.

As Deadline reminds us, the game “is set in the far future, where humanity stands at the edge of what might be its brightest future, or its darkest age. The threats to humankind’s empire are many: traitors driven by the fires of ambition, alien empires sworn to reclaim the stars and the corruption of reality by malevolent gods.”

The trade reports that Amazon has nabbed global rights to the brand, encompassing rights to the universe across TV series, film and likely games and animation.

“I have loved Warhammer since I was a boy, making this moment truly special for me,” said Cavill. “The opportunity to shepherd this cinematic universe from its inception is quite the honor and the responsibility. I couldn’t be more grateful for all the hard work put in by Vertigo, Amazon Studios and Games Workshop to make this happen. One step closer to making a nigh on lifelong dream come true.”

Meanwhile, online rumors suggest Cavill’s cameo from the upcoming The Flash has also been cut, as a result of him hanging up his cape.

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