WoW: Wait, is Blizzard putting out feelers towards Henry Cavill as the Lich King?
In the meantime, most WoW fans have long since given up on the idea that the Warcraft: The Beginning film could really get a sequel. But on the inside it looks very different. Whenever one of those responsible talks about it, all fans prick up their ears as if they had spontaneously become night elves.
That is likely to be the case again now. Because it’s no secret that the fans primarily want a story and a very special actor to go with it. With all the ones in WoW (buy now ) There is no story told that could inspire as much as the plot of Arthas Menethil, who went from prince to Lich King. And that role is firmly tied to one name: Henry Cavill. Since his first pictures as Geralt of Rivia, there have been countless photomontages showing him as the ruler of the scourge.
Is Blizzard putting out feelers?
However, nothing was ever official. But it is well known that Henry Cavill is a passionate WoW player himself, which almost made him miss his big role as Superman. Now hopes that Cavill could become the Lich King are getting new fodder in the community. For one, he recently announced his departure from The Witcher. He didn’t give official reasons, but it is speculated that the producers want to deviate too far from the book template in the fourth season.
In an interview with Josh Horowitz, which was actually about Witcher, Superman and other projects by the actor, Cavill now revealed an interesting detail. When asked about his man cave and which objects mean a lot to him there, he first said that he didn’t have that much because of his many moves.
But then he revealed that there was a particularly cool piece. Blizzard recently gave him a large and extremely handsome statue of the Lich King to launch Wrath of the Lich King Classic. This is really fantastic. This is probably the statue from the Gear Shop, which costs a good 1,300 euros.
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Is there maybe more to it?
Since Henry Cavill is neither a WoW streamer nor in any way directly connected to Blizzard, one may wonder why Blizzard simply sends him such a statue. Sure, everyone in the industry knows Cavill plays WoW, but is that really all?
Now the assumptions are spreading, there is more behind it. At least it has to be said that Blizzard has gotten to the point where they know Cavill’s address. Then it’s theoretically not far to a call to offer him a role. Of course, this is all just speculation and not even particularly concrete. But the hope is (also with us) just too big that something could be there. Pls Blizz, make it happen!
How would you like Henry Cavill as the Lich King in an eventual second Warcraft film or even a series? Would you rather be deterred or would you celebrate the decision? Or maybe you can think of an actor who would be even more apt than Arthas Menethil?