Mass Effect Project Teased by Henry Cavill

By | February 24, 2021

Henry Cavill, who has already brought Geralt to life in Netflix’s The Witcher, has just teased that he may be working on a project set in the Mass Effect universe.Cavill shared an photo of himself on Instagram with the words, “Secret project? Or just a handful of paper with random words on it… Guess you’ll have to wait and see. Happy hump day all. #HumpDay #Secrets”

Included with the image was part of what appears to be a script or a “handful of paper with random words on it,” but it is too blurry to clearly make out what is on the page.

GamePressure used a program called Focus Magic to remove the blur, and the clearer image reveals such words as Cerberus, Tali’Zorah, and Geth. IGN has also used Focus Magic to fix the image and can confirm these words do appear, as you can see below.

Fans of the Mass Effect franchise will immediately know that these are words and characters pulled right from that beloved trilogy. Furthermore, it appears that the text Cavill has shown us comes directly from Mass Effect 3’s Wikipedia page.

“Following the events on Tuchanka and a failed coup by Cerberus to take over the Citadel, the quarians offer their support to the Alliance if Shepard helps them reclaim their homeworld, Rannoch, from the geth,” The Wikipedia page reads. “Assisted by a quarian, either Tali’Zorah or Admiral Daro’Xen, Shepard boards a geth dreadnought and rescues a captive geth unit, either Legion or a facsimile occupied by a geth virtual intelligence (VI), then disables the Reaper control signal over the geth.”

A possible Mass Effect movie has been in the works as far back as the late 2000s. In 2010, Legendary Pictures acquired the movie rights to the franchise and was set to feature the producers behind The Dark Knight and Spider-Man. There have been more rumors as the years have went on, but nothing too substantial has come since then.

This could be a hint that Cavill may soon be taking on the role of Commander Shepard or another character in either a film or TV adaptation. It’s also possible he could be lending his voice to a game project or otherwise.

After a controversial ending to Mass Effect 3 and the mixed reception on Mass Effect Andromeda, BioWare is gearing up to bring Mass Effect back to its prime, and this could be another part in their plan to do so.

The Mass Effect Legendary Edition is set to be released on May 13, 2021, and BioWare has announced that a brand-new Mass Effect game is in “early production.”

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