Henry Cavill stopped by a Warhammer store in Nottingham yesterday (February 18), surprising staff and customers in the process.
It comes after the Superman actor revealed in December during an interview on The Graham Norton Show that he was a big fan of the tabletop miniature war game.
When asked about what he gets up to in his spare time, Norton stated: “You do fly your nerd flag with pride. One of your hobbies, and he’s got a lot of hobbies ladies and gentlemen, one of your hobbies…”
Cavill then interrupted to comment: “Makes me sound weird.”
“Well, you do have more hobbies than the average man, I’d say,” Norton retorted, before adding: “But you paint World Of War Craft?”
“Warhammer,” Cavill corrected him.
A number of staff and customers who were present during Cavill’s visit to the store have taken to social media to share photos of themselves with the actor.
“It was our pleasure today to show Warhammer super-fan Henry Cavill round the home of Warhammer,” a Warhammer Community account tweeted. “Little known fact about Henry: he has the Hero keyword and a 2+ save.”
Staff member Em Robinson wrote: “So we are very humbled and honoured to have the great #henrycavill visit us at warhammer world today. Such a nice guy and an amazing herald of our hobby. Thank you for your time!”
It was our pleasure today to show Warhammer super-fan Henry Cavill round the home of Warhammer. Little known fact about Henry: he has the Hero keyword and a 2+ save. pic.twitter.com/qJr2n3b1uG
— WarhammerCommunity (@WarComTeam) February 18, 2022
So we are very humbled and honoured to have the great #henrycavill visit us at warhammer world today. Such a nice guy and an amazing herald of our hobby. Thank you for your time! #warhammercommunity #warhammerpainting #thegodemperorofmankind #custodes pic.twitter.com/b66ZnCXEZ4
— Em Robinson (@Emthepaintfreak) February 18, 2022
You can see more pics from Cavill’s visit to Warhammer World below:
Had the absolute pleasure of meeting Henry Cavill today at work! What an absolute gem! pic.twitter.com/SSUXGShcc5
— Kieran (@Kieranids) February 18, 2022
It was really awesome getting a chance to meet Henry Cavill today… and I gave him a White Dwarf! pic.twitter.com/692ySvOAis
— Lyle Lowery (@LyleLowery) February 18, 2022
— Darren Latham (@DarrenLatham) February 18, 2022
Get yourself a man who looks at you the way this guy looks at Henry Cavill. ❤️🔥 pic.twitter.com/9uMRyDSCqm
— The Witcher Princess 🐺⚔️ **INACTIVE** (@WitcherPrincess) February 19, 2022
My brother met Henry Cavill yesterday at Warhammer World. pic.twitter.com/SGIjFuuo1J
— Joshua Whittaker (@JoshuaWOffical) February 19, 2022
Yesterday was really, really special. #Henrycavill is, and always will be, a hero. Can't wait to have you back at warhammer world again! #warhammer #warcom #WarhammerCommunity pic.twitter.com/5R6U6aOVhf
— 《Emily》 (@EpicErid) February 19, 2022
“If Barbara [Bond producer Barbara Broccoli] and Mike [co-producer Michael G. Wilson] were interested in that, I would absolutely jump at the opportunity,” he told GQ in 2020.
“At this stage, it’s all up in the air. We’ll see what happens. But yes, I would love to play Bond, it would be very, very exciting.”
In December, Cavill said that “everything is always on the table” with regards to the casting rumours.
“I enjoy the large IP [intellectual property]. I enjoy a grand story. Especially when it’s popular,” he told The Sunday Times.
“Time will tell,” he added. “You don’t know which direction they want to take Bond in and so I like to say that everything’s always on the table.”