Henry Cavill rumored to play Captain Price in upcoming Call of Duty movie produced by Amazon Studios
The highly anticipated Call of Duty movie has been in development for over a decade, with rumors of its release consistently surfacing but never coming to fruition. However, it appears that the movie adaptation of the popular video game franchise may finally be happening, thanks to Amazon Studios’ recent acquisition of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer for $8.45 billion.
According to reports, Amazon Studios is actively working on securing film rights for the Call of Duty franchise, with one of the main characters, Captain John Price, rumored to be played by none other than Henry Cavill. The actor, known for his roles in The Witcher and DC’s Superman, recently parted ways with both projects, making him available for more roles in the near future.
Captain Price, first introduced in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare in 2007, has become a fan favorite in the franchise. The character was recently re-imagined in the 2019 soft reboot of the Modern Warfare series, with Barry Sloane providing the voice and motion-capture for the character.
While Captain Price has also appeared in COD games set in World War II, he is most widely known for his role in the modern setting, where the rumored movie will also likely take place. Henry Cavill, a passionate gamer himself, has expressed interest in playing Captain Price, making him the perfect candidate for the role.
In an interview, Cavill discussed his role as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher, stating, “I didn’t even have the need to prepare myself for the role. Because I breathe, I live this universe every day.” With his genuine love for the gaming world, it’s no surprise that Cavill would be interested in taking on the role of Captain Price.
While details about the Call of Duty movie are still scarce, the possibility of multiple films based on the franchise is highly likely. This could mean that fans will get to see Henry Cavill return as Captain Price in potential sequels, further cementing his place as a fan-favorite in the gaming world and beyond.
In conclusion, with Amazon Studios’ recent acquisition of MGM and the rumors surrounding Henry Cavill’s potential involvement, it appears that the Call of Duty movie may finally be on the horizon. Fans of the franchise will undoubtedly be eagerly awaiting further details about the project, and the possibility of seeing their favorite characters brought to life on the big screen.