The world of Henry Cavill’s Warhammer 40K is getting closer to reality

In the dark and bleak future of Millennium 41There’s just…contract negotiations? a year ago Games Workshop has announced that it is working with Amazon Studios to bring its own world A legendary sci-fi miniatures game Warhammer 40,000 For cinema and television. Today she did it again, but she did it now Even official.

So what’s actually changed between Amazon and Games Workshop?

The deal announced in December 2022 was not necessarily final, but was one of the first stages of the licensing process: an agreement in principle. What has happened now is that the agreement is, well… no longer just in principle. Amazon now owns the manufacturing rights Warhammer 40,000 film and television projects, hiring talent to develop them, and then, eventually, putting some of those ideas into production.

“All we can tell you now is that there is an elite group of screenwriters, each with their own passion War hammerare being assembled to help bring the setting and characters you love to the screen,” Games Workshop said in a statement New statement Released today.

This means that the business can already start to adapt War hammerA miserable environment, and it will also be a long time before we see anything of it. “TV and film production is a huge undertaking. It is not unusual for projects to take two to three years from this point before something appears on screen,” Games Workshop warned fans in its press release. Case in point: Back in 2019The game’s publisher revealed that it is developing a television series with Spotnitz Productions revolving around the character Gregor Eisenhorn. investigator Into the Empire of Man at the behest of zealous investigators of corruption and heresy. We’ve heard almost nothing since, nor have plans to make it happen collapsed – though that now seems more likely if Amazon has wholesale access to the adaptation rights to 40 thousand As a setting, Eisenhorn was included.

Is Henry Cavill still involved with Amazon? Warhammer 40K Projects?

Yes! the previous Superman And Witcher– Shamelessly admire 40 thousand Who has used his platform in recent years to Geek about his miniatures– He will remain executively responsible for producing Amazon projects, regardless of what form they take, “bringing his pen, sword, and/or spear to the project,” Games Workshop said in a company statement.

this, no necessarily It means Cavill will star in those projects, but… come on. Let’s go. This guy is too much 40 thousand Nerd for not showing up in some capacity during all of this. He will be offering advice behind the scenes, and no doubt lecturing to as many people as possible to nail down the ins and outs of the topic. War hammer Traditions, but that does not prevent him from appearing on the screen. As who? Time will tell, but we’ve had some before Very ridiculous suggestions About that.

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