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Amazon takes over the TV and movie rights to Warhammer 40,000

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Warhammer shows and movies may be coming to Prime Video in the coming years. Amazon has the worldwide rights to it Warhammer 40,000according to deadline, and Henry Cavill will star in and executive produce the franchise. The confirmation from the company comes after the Announcement by Games Workshop, the manufacturer behind the miniature wargame, that it has “reached an agreement in principle” with Amazon. It’s unclear whether the two companies have worked out the details of their partnership yet, but Games Workshop said it gives Amazon the rights to develop movies and TV series based on the IP, along with associated merchandising rights. deadline lists games and animation as other potential projects.

The tabletop wargame has been around since 1987 and is set in the distant future with a rich lore that includes humans, alien races and gods. Based on deadline report, production company Vertigo Entertainment teamed up with Cavill, who once posted a photo painting of himself a Warhammer miniature amid pandemic lockdowns, every Warhammer 40,000 IP before taking the project to Amazon. Cavill recently left The Witcher, where he played Geralt of Rivia, and would play Superman in future DC movies. However, he was eventually dropped as the superhero after DC Studios’ new co-chairman James Gunn decided to write a movie for a younger Man of Steel.

In a statement, Cavill said: “I have loved Warhammer since I was a boy, which makes this moment really special to me. The opportunity to lead this cinematic universe from its very beginning is an honor and a responsibility. I couldn’t be more thankful for all the hard work from Vertigo, Amazon Studios and Games Workshop to make this happen. One step closer to realizing an almost lifelong dream.”

Update 16/12/22 9:35 AM ET: Added the official announcement of Warhammer.

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