Henry Cavill’s Warhammer 40K TV Show | Tabletop Tactics Podcast EP 8

Avatar The Beard September 11, 2023165  142 165 Likes

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Henry Cavill has sadly left the Witcher, but evidence points to him now working on a much hyped Warhammer TV series for Amazon. What do we actually want out of this show though? How could it work and should the main man wear the mighty power armour of a Space Marine?

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Sean Dineen
Sean Dineen
4 months ago

If Beard gets the chance to be an extra it would be cool if he was Flame Head from his chaos cultists lol!!

Flying_Basset
Flying_Basset
4 months ago

Loved the podcast fellas, favourite yet, really fantastic chat and ideas. I cannot WAIT to hear more about the warhammer series!!!! ACHING for its success. I really think starting with guard and slowly over seasons expanding to different realms, threats and enemies is the way to go. Could start with guard and by season 3 or 4 settle in on space marines for a bit, being the main stars when we’re used to them. Then with such a broad universe, the world is your oyster for enemies and stories, potentially going between guard and space marines, approaching different perspectives along… Read more »

Chun-Kit Kan
Lodge Member
Chun-Kit Kan
4 months ago

Wow a flash back to that movie! I bought the dvd back in the day and loaned it out… I need to question everyone I’ve played 40K with and see if I they have my copy!

I thought it was cool (for it’s time)… it may not hold up well compared to modern animation but it was 2010 (according to IMDB).

Sebastian Hagman
Sebastian Hagman
4 months ago

I did not expect a Scandinavian word come out of Beards mouth 😅
Svält=starve

saintdink
Lodge Member
saintdink
5 months ago

I wouldn’t rule out him as a custode (Valerian?)

Mumb
Mumb
5 months ago

The way to makes orks terrifying on film is to just have them speak their own, guttural language instead of understandable English. They will just seem sadistic and evil that way.

TheGeekary
TheGeekary
5 months ago

Should invite Henry down for a guest Batrep.
As with the strike on currently he won’t be out promoting/filming anything a perfect opportunity 🙂

Kim Møller
5 months ago

send this podcast to Henry Cavills social media 😀

MadDokMike
MadDokMike
5 months ago

The Lords of silence would be awsome as a series. To follow humans as they get corrupted by nurgle and the sweet melancholy of the XIV legion.

chris_salamander
Lodge Warrior Member
chris_salamander
5 months ago

As a first show I would do a show called inquisition. The main reasons are two. First they can be episodical with overarching stories which is easier to watch for start (maybe for 1 – 2 seasons) Second they introduce the imperium and 40k world much better than another series. Frist series need to bring people and it needs to do world building. both is possible with inquistion. Abit of detective work abit of adventure with the inquisitorial retinue being a band of misfits. I would start with Eisenhorn the move to ravenor and finalise the bequin. And most of… Read more »

chris_salamander
Lodge Warrior Member
chris_salamander
5 months ago

Great podcast. For me the way you do Space Marines like ADB did in spear of the emperor from the point of view of the serfs and the humans around them or you start off in like fenris or another world and for a whole season do follow a band of friends and how they are selected to become space marines. how they struggle how they go through the process of transformation. You make the setting medieval castles villages barely any technology but suddenly a bit of really high level of tech appears here and there starting to ellude on… Read more »

Inkkubus
5 months ago

So essentially you hope for the perspective from the Night Lords series by ADB? I would be all in 😁

Imperial Grunt
Lodge Member
5 months ago

This was a cool in interesting podcast for sure. And I really do hope a soft reboot on Orks happens for media. The goofy comic relief will clash so much. The Orks should not speak at all besides screaming “Whaaaagh!” like in the original Dawn of War trailer. There is no logical reason for them to speak in High Gothic for sure. I would vote for them being spawned out of the mud like the Uruk-hai in the Lord of the Rings and just act as ferocious. Uruk-hai with Dakka!

Wu1fie
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Wu1fie
5 months ago

Imperial guard seems like the best fit for this although i would love to see cavil as a custodes.
Hear me out. There are custodes sent out to guard sepcific important people that are needed for the survival of the imperium. They act as bodyguards and the person being protected doesnt have the right to refuse which could be an interesting dynamic.
Also deamons would be easy to bring in…damaged ship, gellar field fails for an episode, job done.
Loving the podcast team keep it up!

Richard Macpherson
Richard Macpherson
5 months ago

I’ve seen the ultramines movie and I’m in the DVD extras where they announced it at Gamesday UK.

Richard Macpherson
Richard Macpherson
5 months ago

Ist time listening to a table top tatics pod cast…and I love it

Jim Hamilton
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Jim Hamilton
5 months ago

Loved this episode, and I agree with everything you guys said, my only concern is, can GW meet the demand logistically, at the moment they can’t meet the demand for the community at the moment, just imagine if there is a large influx of new people and they can’t get the stuff they want.

Don’t want to be a nah sayer, but………….

Spencer Malthouse
Spencer Malthouse
5 months ago

Apologies if someone mentioned this but Andy Serkis played a grey knights grand master in the chaos gate – daemon hunters game. He was unsurprisingly great.

James Marsden
5 months ago

Someone, somewhere, sometime make a Necromunda series.

Daniel Hawthorne
Daniel Hawthorne
5 months ago

In some ways I’m surprised, when you were all discussing the greater impact of 40k on other media and its general increase in awareness, it was never mentioned that Marvel (owned by Disney) for Sisters of Battle and Marneus Calgar (in which he pulls the head off a Lord of Skulls and blasts into it with both gauntlets) didn’t make the discussion.

Miguel Fernandez
Miguel Fernandez
5 months ago

I know there was a comment about money and production from Amazon…. one issue… Amazon took over Top Gear and those guys have so much money to literally do a world tour… I think they’ll get him the money he needs

Shawn Chenoweth
Lifetime Member
5 months ago

Henry is Alpharius and drives the plot.

Ashwin Anenden
Ashwin Anenden
5 months ago

Very nice show!
When was this recorded?

Ryan Davis
5 months ago

Guys guys guys, you’re missing the obvious way to focus things. A Rogue Trader. Then you can go all over the place and see everything

Jon Donoghue
Lodge Member
Jon Donoghue
5 months ago

If the show happens. Can we make a petition for Beard to be a live action Flamehead?!

Gerard Gillen
Gerard Gillen
5 months ago

When ‘IP’ is referred to, does it imply ‘intended public’?

Daniel Hutton
Daniel Hutton
5 months ago

Henry cavill needs to play Ciaphas Cain xoxoxo

Sloppity Biletyper
5 months ago

On the subject of orks I feel it’s getting missed what makes them so terrifying is their “goofiness”. Like from the perspective of a human on the battlefield the orks aren’t goofy they’re psychotic and terrifying. You have this monster that is butchering your comrades while laughing and having a good time. Just thinking about it is kinda stomach churning really. The knowledge that it doesn’t want to take your position or have you surrender but that it wants to kill you because it enjoys it is truly terrifying.

Joshua Mcewen
Lodge Member
Joshua Mcewen
5 months ago

I haven’t read any of the comments. So I’m probably hitting on things already said. First off . Beard as flame head YYEESSS! I think it will be difficult. Inquisitor or rogue trader is the first thing that springs to mind for an episodic type show. Large breath for adversity and encounters on the most liberal scale. However the problem with that (IMO) is that both these factions are Abberant to the setting. Inquisitors for example are a very ends justify the means branch of the imperium. If you’re not familiar with 40K then you won’t necessarily be able to… Read more »

Joseph Thomas
Lodge Member
5 months ago

Whatever they do I’m sure part of me will love it regardless because of the love I have for the hobby/lore of 40k, but I do agree that something more Inquisitorial/Guard based would probably be the best way to go at first. Especially the inquisitor route as it opens up the opportunity for them to explain a lot more of the universe (chaos/xenos/how the imperium functions) to an audience who’s first interaction with the universe could be this show (as we know that inquisitors are privy to a lot more information than your standard guardsman etc). I also think that… Read more »

Kerrick Westwood
Lodge Member
Kerrick Westwood
5 months ago

I think a way to do Orks properly, while still being immersive for a film or series, would be to portray them in a similar way to the Rynn’s World novel (I think it’s called that, been a while!) The Orks are inherently evil and cruel monsters in that, who all enjoy torturing and killing humans because the Orks find it funny.

Tom Griffiths
Tom Griffiths
5 months ago

I agree with spider – they may just want to write their own story set in the world… but seeing as the world of 40k is so so vast, it might be logical to have a more contained world (see Silo)… It might be too niche to excite producers (and their hopes of financing) I suspect, but from a purely story-telling perspective… something like Necromuda could work really well… you have small scale set of characters, with a clear set of wants and needs… and the warband format (also like Band of Brothers) works brilliantly. On that note… I have… Read more »

Shas'O Myenshi
Shas'O Myenshi
5 months ago

Look just so long as the show isn’t just an advertisment for space marines and gives all the factions something interesting to do, im all for it.

Inquisitor Cromwell
5 months ago

As long as they stay true to the lore and background and not `re-imagine it for a modern audience’ or check diversity boxes over and above good story, plot and character development. Trust Henry to want this, but not Amazon.

Olaf Christian Bressel
Lodge Member
Olaf Christian Bressel
5 months ago

I would love a Ciaphas Cain Series… but realisticly a series about a Inquisitor, Rouge Trader or a Vanguard Team for one of the indomitus crusade fleets would make sense to have a mobile and diverse Cast (like a rpg party).
The tricky part i think is when having a superfan running the show to find the right tone. Not to glorify the terrible Imperium as the good guys. Starship Troopers would be positive example.

Kyle Boulier
Kyle Boulier
5 months ago

I have complete faith in Cavill to do this justice! I believe the best way to go about telling the story of 40k would be through an Anthology series, giving the creative team to jump around in time and space to show the audience all the best that 40k has to offer. One episode could be the betrayal of the loyalist space marines being purged by their own battle brothers on Istvaan III and the next could be Rylanor’s Last Stand. You could follow one group of characters one episode and not come back to them until after three episodes.… Read more »

Steven Turner
Steven Turner
5 months ago

Eisenhorn fights two Chaos Space Marines in the second Pariah novel and defeats them handily.

Josh Trevenar
Josh Trevenar
5 months ago

Surely we get Spider vs Cavill !!

Bloomtown Rat
Bloomtown Rat
5 months ago

Probably sounds a bit weird considering all the other iconic factions in the setting but I would have the villains be genestealer cults. They allow you to show the setting of a ‘normal’ imperial world which is probably the most important thing in establishing the tone of 40k. Effectively, you can have an inquisitor investigating a planet where something appears to be off. We’re introduced to the core cast of characters being investigated by the inquisitors and inevitably most of them end up infected. This gives room for lots of subtle horror of things just seeming ‘off’ but you also… Read more »

Jonathan Haynes
Lodge Member
Jonathan Haynes
5 months ago

I have to say, I think the perfect setting for a tv show would be a Rogue Trader and his/her/their entourage. A rogue trader can have space marines assigned to their ship from a successor chapter. there is all kinds of work arounds that don’t fall into the issues of say a radical vs. puritan inquisitor. If you want one main star, you could go with an Officio Assassinorum operative with missions that are one episode and others that involve a whole season. The Starstriders kill team gives you a visual representation for your whole main cast.

John Kozempel
John Kozempel
5 months ago

Your season-ending Space Marine line is “only in death does duty end.”

Anthony Coia
Anthony Coia
5 months ago

TTT should invite Cavill for a game and a chat!

James Tildesley
James Tildesley
5 months ago

I think Cavill will do an amazing job. In terms of other contributors; Dan Abnett to great as part of the writing team. As for soundtracks, I know this would never happen, but Hans Zimmer would be incredible.
Plot wise, I think an inquisitor story line or something based on the Varangantua-based detective books would be great. I also think they could do a space marine story that shows the early recruitment, through to scout and then final transformation to a marine. The grim-dark side of stripping away a person’s humanity would be pretty cool!

Dits
5 months ago

Are these available in audio format? Would love to listen each week on my commute

Sergejs Vikainis
Sergejs Vikainis
5 months ago

Ciaphas Cain have less comedy type Orks in the books with all the human parts stored for food and slaves. That can be a good approach to introduce them.

Paul Flory
Paul Flory
5 months ago

Continuing to really enjoy the podcast. Really hope the 40k movie or series is success. I think marine based or HH. Would be a mistake. The introduce a wider audience you need the human level protagonist/s

Lawless88
Lodge Member
Lawless88
5 months ago

I agree no space marines in season 1 I would put one of them at the end of the season. Just one and he would say “For the emperor” low voiced and bolter round shot at a corrupt commissar. The death would be like from episode one of The Boys when Hughies girlfriend explodes from A-train. But yeah space marines need to come later. We need to make a connection first with core characters. Also maybe follow an inquisitor or assassin story arc as side stories.

Last edited 5 months ago by Lawless88
Christopher Krueger
Lodge Member
Christopher Krueger
5 months ago

Lawrence is just remembering his Thoughts of the Day. “Hope is the first step on the road to Disappointment.”

David Evans
David Evans
5 months ago

One suggestion/rumour I heard, I believe from Valrak, was Bequin. Ana de Armas to play the main character.
This is probably based on the IG post he put out with the one of the books in it.

Björn Persson
Björn Persson
5 months ago

Im not sure a Space Marine show can live up to the hype. But an original show about a John Grammaticus-esque character in the style like Andors (manouvering and intrigue instead of blunt action, a “slow” burn, long build-up) could be great. Preferably with stakes at the same lvl as Grammaticus story, but in the 40-something millenium, where it can change the continuation of the universe. That would be something!
And Glenn Close should do something in it!