A fantasy for millions of fans about to come true. Amazon would be open About to reclaim the rights to Warhammer 40K. The stated goal is to produce a series with Henry Cavill (Man of Steel, The Witcher).
The Hollywood Reporter indeed states That Amazon’s talks with Games Workshop are in the “final stages” (publisher of the license) after months of difficult negotiations. Other broadcast companies wanted to buy the rights, but the balance would eventually turn in favor of the company founded by Jeff Bezos.
A Warhammer 40K series with an ultra fan in the lead role
As of now, the series has not been officially announced and no showrunner has been added to the project yet. However, THR states that the stated purpose To put Cavill in the lead role. He would even act as executive producer.
British actor’s dream come true who never hides his undergraduate passion. It is an even more interesting opportunity for him as he is no longer tied to any major projects. He has indeed given up on The Witcher series and is no longer affiliated with DC. While trying to take over the cloak of Superman, James Gunn (recently appointed creative director at Warner) did not call him back in the end, his aim was to start from scratch with the DC Universe in cinema.
For the layman, Warhammer 40K is basically a war gameA miniature game to paint and use in battles against other players. Mainly the signs by gothic space opera universe. Set in the distant future, 40K is about the human Imperium as well as different alien races (Orcs, Eldars, Necrons…) fighting each other. The license is now multimedia, because rejected in novels, comics, and even video games, as in the last Darktide. Its specialty is that it is extremely broad to allow everyone to imagine their own story. Screenwriters will therefore have great freedom in adapting. Note that there is also the classic Warhammer set in a heroic fantasy universe.
There is currently no release date announced, The project is not yet fully signed.
Source : Hollywood Reporter