Henry Cavill is best known as either Geralt of Rivia in Netflix’s The Witcher TV series or as Superman in DC movies such as Batman V Superman, but to many fans he’s also known as a massive geek – as illustrated at WitcherCon this week, where Cavill interrupted an interview to drop a nerdy Warhammer 40K reference.
The WitcherCon interview with MTV news correspondent Josh Horowitz mostly covered season two of The Witcher show on Netflix, which got revealed for a December release alongside most of the episode titles and a new trailer. The interview is a proper in-depth chat with Henry Cavill and lasts around 45 minutes, and is well worth a watch as Cavill is amusing throughout.
However, towards the end of the interview, Cavill drops the Witcher stuff and admits that there’s something he’s been “dying to say” about the set photo behind them. Cavill admits he’s been “grinding his teeth” every day on this set because there weren’t any other Warhammer fans around to get the reference he wanted to make.
He then points out the sizeable chandelier in the middle of the set and points out how it looks just like a Blackstone Fortress from Warhammer 40K. If, unlike Henry, you don’t know what one of those looks like off by heart, you can check one out in Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2, and yes, Henry’s totally correct. He then credits set designer Andrew Laws, while half-jokingly adding, “I don’t know if that was his inspiration.”
Henry Cavill dropping 40k references at the Witcher Con. pic.twitter.com/zFbWZvkNYO
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It’s certainly not Henry Cavill’s first dalliance with the world of Warhammer. He was actually officially added to Total War: Warhammer 2 as a playable unit last year – he’s also a big fan of the Total War series too – and has been known to spend his free time painting Games Workshop miniatures. He also says that PC is the best gaming platform, so we officially love him.