Henry Cavill could be starring in some kind of adaptation related to BioWare’s hit sci-fi RPG franchise, Mass Effect. The Man of Steel star (and occasional gaming PC builder) inadvertently revealed the potential project in an Instagram post shared today, which includes a photo of a stack of paper with blurry text.
“Secret project?” Cavill teased. “Or just a handful of paper with random words on it…. Guess you’ll have to wait and see. Happy hump day all.”
Game Pressure outsmarted the actor by running the photo through focusing software and discovered that the text is related to Mass Effect based on some obvious key words, such as “Cerberus,” “Citadel,” “Quarians,” “Shepard,” and “Geth.” The text seems to match up with a subsection in Mass Effect 3’s Wikipedia entry.
“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 section 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.”
“Shepard then locates and destroys a Reaper base on Rannoch, which gives the quarians an opportunity to attack the vulnerable geth. However, the allied geth unit reveals that it intends to sacrifice itself in order to upgrade the geth using Reaper technology, which will enable the geth to achieve true sentience and free will, making them capable of defeating the quarians. Either Shepard negotiates a ceasefire to gain support from both sides, or is forced to support one side, which results in the other being completely annihilated.”
It isn’t clear whether Henry Cavill is serious about boarding another video game adaptation or if he’s simply screwing with fans, but the reference to Mass Effect seems oddly specific and deliberate. Perhaps he’ll be lending his voice to a key crew member in BioWare’s next installment.