Amazon Studios has officially confirmed they have the global rights to build a Warhammer 40K cinematic universe, with Henry Cavill executive producing and starring in the major new science-fiction franchise.
Horus? Leman Russ? THE GOD EMPEROR himself? He will not be a lowly marine or guardsman. I can't see him as anything else. The Horus Heresy will probably be where they'll get started. After seeing him as Sherlock Holmes, maybe an Inquisitor isn't out of the question. A very large, and muscular Inquisitor.
I love that someone like him is as nerdy as we are. It lends a level of coolness to it for the normies. I'm sure it'll bring more people into the hobby.
Anyone else feel like it's a bit premature for Cavill to be calling this the Warhammer Cinematic Universe - all caps?
Amazon secured the rights. That's great, but they have a reputation of pulling the plug if a show doesn't deliver, even if the fanbase is passionate. Even LotR only got a 5 season plan (which I would call a lot less than a Cinematic Universe). Maybe start with a series and/or a movie before claiming it's going to be the next failed attempt at copying Marvel? If you start small you have lots of room to get big.
Maybe I'm just burnt out on the idea of "Universes" in general.