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5 Actors We'd Love to See Play Kratos in Amazon's God of War Series
By COLLIER JENNINGS
"God Of War" is the latest video game to receive a live-action adaptation, with Prime Video looking to bring the adventures of the mighty Kratos to life. Kratos will be a more well-rounded character, and whoever plays him in the upcoming adaptation will have to deliver a layered performance — and still manage to rip apart monsters using his battle axe.
Christopher Judge
Judge’s biggest roles are Teal'c in "Stargate: SG-1" and taking over as the voice of Kratos in the "God of War" reboot; he even did the motion capture performance. Given that most people have Judge's voice stuck in their head when they think of Kratos, coupled with his previous work, he could make the leap from video game to screen quite easily.
Dave Bautista
Bautista's filmography makes him the perfect fit for Kratos — the man has literally been in "action hero mode" for the bulk of his career. From Drax in the "Guardians of the Galaxy" films to Scott Ward in "Army of the Dead," he often plays a character with a menacing stature and muscular build, but these characters also tend to have a surprising amount of depth.
Aldis Hodge
Hodge is becoming a recurring presence in genre fare and has an impressive resume. He also has the dramatic chops, as well as the muscle, to bring the God of War to life, but the actor’s busy schedule could make this casting a long shot.
Gerard Butler
Butler exploded onto the scene in "300,” but soon found himself starring in a string of films that had less than glowing reviews. He has since made a comeback, with the action film "Olympus Has Fallen" launching an entire franchise and "Geostorm" proving to be a surprisingly good film. Playing Kratos would not only continue his upward streak, but it would also bring him full circle.
Florian Monteau
Although he's been tapped for another video game adaptation with the upcoming "Borderlands" film, Monteau could definitely play the younger, more bloodthirsty Kratos. He even bears a physical resemblance to the God of War — seriously, look at him!