We all know that video game adaptations don’t make the best blockbuster movies, but we can’t help but think a God of War film would break the mould.
The cinematic gameplay and incredible storyline of the series definitely lends itself to a big screen adaptation, but the question still remains of just who would take up the starring role of Kratos.
The latest installation of the game, the eighth in the franchise, has received rave reviews, so naturally the question of a film version is doing the rounds.
There are no official plans to adapt the franchise, but one particular actor has already thrown his hat in the ring for consideration.
That’s right, Jason Momoa, of Game of Thrones and Justice League fame, has already expressed an interest in playing Kratos if he ever made his way to the big screen.
At Comic Con, Jason was asked if he was familiar with the series and if he would ever consider playing the role.
Do I know God of War? Yeah, the guy with the white paint… I would love to play him.
When a fan asked him whether he would consider playing the role in the event Sony contacted him, he replied to excited fans, ‘Hell, yeah!’
The next installation of the game is a mere two days away, and judging by the reviews, we’re going to be in with some seriously good gameplay.
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Peter Brown from Gamespot said:
In many ways God of War is what the series has always been. It’s a spectacular action game with epic set pieces, big-budget production values, and hard-hitting combat that grows more feverish and impressive as you progress.
What may surprise you is how mature its storytelling has become. Like Kratos, God of War recalls the past while acknowledging the need to improve. Everything new it does is for the better, and everything it holds onto benefits as a result.
Kratos is no longer a predictable brute. God of War is no longer an old-fashioned action series.
With this reboot, it confidently walks a new path that will hopefully lead to more exciting adventures to come.
If you cast your minds back to the conversations surrounding The Last of Us movie, it’s probably only a matter of time before the same conversation is applied to God of War.
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