In case you didn’t know, Hollywood hunk Henry Cavill is a bonafide nerd. He’s made no secret of his love for video games like Total War: Warhammer 2 and (of course) The Witcher series. He even paints Warhammer miniatures in his spare time, the absolute nerd. It looks like the developers of the most-recent DLC for Total War: Warhammer 2 are pretty honoured, even going so far as to put a Cavill-inspired Easter egg into the game.
As spotted by PCGamesN, the developers of Total War: Warhammer 2, Creative Assembly, have seemingly placed an homage to the actor into the game’s upcoming DLC, The Warden and the Paunch.
The DLC, which is an epic story of war between the High Elves and the Greenskins, features a characters named Cavill, Loremaster of Hoeth. One of the character’s abilities is called “the White Wolf,” which seems to be a pretty clear nod to Geralt of Rivia, otherwise known as the White Wolf, and who is portrayed by Henry Cavill in Netflix’s adaptation of The Witcher.
Game director Richard Aldridge told PCGamesN: “For me I love nothing more than bringing the world of Warhammer to life, and like many of our fans I get a buzz out of playing with a new character or painting one of my minis at home,
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“So when when I saw a certain Mr Cavill mentioned that he enjoys nothing more than firing up Total War: Warhammer or painting a few models in his spare time, I thought it would be fun to somehow inject him into the game, like we have with a number of developers over the years. You might even spot me.
“With the Warden and the Paunch coming up, it felt like a good time to include Henry, and what better way than having a mighty Loremaster of Hoeth by your side with a few personal special traits to play with when starting a campaign as Eltharion.”
Total War: Warhammer 2 – The Warden and the Paunch comes out on May 21.
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