Henry Cavill, the actor behind Superman and star of hit Netflix series, The Witcher, wants to join the potential Mass Effect TV show.
If there are any video game franchises that deserve to be adapted for TV, Mass Effect is a top contender. The series is beloved for its diverse and complex cast of characters, rich universe and epic space battles.Following the success of other video games franchises making their TV debut, like The Witcher, it makes sense for Mass Effect to get in on the action.
Now Henry Cavill wants to join the potential project.
In an interview with GamesRadar, Cavill said that he would love to join the show’s cast. However, this is on the condition that the show is a faithful adaptation of the game’s franchise.
When asked if he was interested in joining, Cavill said, “Very much so, yeah, all depending on how they’re executing it.”
“The world of adaptation can be heavy or light. When I like a product, I prefer the adaptation to be less changed from the source, so it all depends.”
This is the absolute best take for the show. Cavill’s dedication to a faithful adaptation brings some heft because he knows the lore itself.
If you don’t know, Cavill is actually a huge nerd. He said he loves the Mass Effect series and has even beaten the original trilogy. “Brilliant games, it would make such a magnificent series of movies or TV shows.”
Across his social media, you can find pictures of Cavill painting figurines for the table-top game Warhammer 40K. As well as him just geeking out for his love of gaming in general.
Cavill’s addition to Mass Effect would be an incredible casting decision. He’s a great actor, knows the source material, and genuinely cares for the project’s success. Hopefully this deal goes through and we can eventually see Superman sailing through the stars.
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