In April, we learned that Henry Cavill, who alternates his time between being a Hollywood hunk and an inveterate nerd, was spending his COVID-19 quarantine time painting Warhammer miniatures—a natural pastime, given his previously professed love for Total War: Warhammer 2.

His fandom has apparently not gone unnoticed by Creative Assembly. The studio is releasing new Total War: Warhammer 2 DLC later this week called The Warden and the Paunch, an epic tale of war between the High Elves and the Greenskins, and it turns out that Cavill is in it—sort of.

Ironically, fans in the Total War subreddit have been joking about Cavill appearing in the DLC as Eltharion, High Elf Prince of Yvresse. In reality, he has a much smaller and less visible role as Cavill, Loremaster of Hoeth. The name is a pretty obvious giveaway, but in case you need more convincing, PCGamesN capped an image showing that one of his abilities is called White Wolf, which grants him a +15 bonus vs large enemies. Geralt of Rivia, who Cavill portrays in The Witcher series on Netflix, is known as the White Wolf, and bonus abilities against large enemies seems very appropriate for a monster hunter.

via PCGamesN (Image credit: Creative Assembly)

Game director Richard Aldridge confirmed that the in-game hero is based on the real-life one. “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,” he told the site.

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