Christopher Judge, who has been the voice behind Kratos in the God of War video game series, has shown a keen interest in playing the character in a live-action television series.
The Stargate SG-1 actor recently revealed his inclination towards wanting to portray the jacked-up protagonist of the God of War franchise in its upcoming live-action adaptation, as he responded to a fan who tweeted about wanting to see Christopher Judge take over the role.
However, while the actual voice actor would naturally be a great pick for depicting the character in the television series, there seem to be various other actors in line who could end up getting the role of the Spartan demigod instead. It’s quite the competition, especially now that voice behind Kratos himself has entered the arena.
Christopher Judge on Wanting to Play Kratos in Live-Action Series
Earlier this year, Sony announced it would be working on a God of War TV show with the adaptation coming to Amazon’s Prime Video. No concrete information has been divulged about which games are going to be adapted or what characters would be coming to the screen. But that didn’t deter people from fan casting their favorite characters from the video game, the top-most name in the list being that of Kratos.
While everyone is taking out names from the hat and suggesting potential actors who would be a perfect fit to play Kratos, a Twitter user (and a loyal Christopher Judge fan) recently posted about how people are giving out names without taking Christopher Judge into consideration, when he is the voice behind the formidable God of War, a characteristic of utmost importance which makes him the right choice.
Judge’s response to the fan’s tweet was in the affirmative, claiming that he “co-signs” on the prospect.
— Christopher Judge (@iamchrisjudge) November 30, 2022
Judge, 58, has voiced the iconic character of Kratos in God of War (2018) and 2022’s God of War: Ragnarok and has done a commendable job at it too, thereby becoming a fan-favorite in no time.
In the game, Kratos’ character is one of the most intimidating ones with his giant physique covered in various scars and tattoos. And Judge’s body structure with all the muscle, is quite similar to that of Kratos, yet another aspect that points to what would be an impeccable representation of the character. But he’s not the only candidate in the game.
Christopher Judge Competes With Various Actors to Play Kratos
While the LA Apocalypse star may be an ideal pick for playing Kratos in the live-action series, many other actors also seem to be just as likely to bag the role, including former professional wrestlers and renowned film stars.
The retired professional wrestler Paul Michael Levesque, more famously known as Triple H, seems to be one of top-most choices of fans along with yet another former professional wrestler, Dwayne Johnson, The Rock, and Aquaman star Jason Momoa. Although Momoa has never partook in professional wrestling, his bulked-up physique and tattoos seem to accentuate his chances of getting the role.
Yet another candidate is the Guardians of the Galaxy star, Dave Bautista who seemed open to the idea of playing the God of War in the live-action series.
You see why the competition is so tough and intense? Each and every one of these actors has some or the other aspect of their physical appearance that bears a stark resemblance with Kratos, especially their hulk-like physique. There’s also the possibility of Amazon focusing more on the popularity of the actor instead of his potential, which could further change a lot of things. So, the possibilities are endless.
As of right now, no other details about the live-action adaptation have been revealed.