God of War fans debate Kratos live-action casting

Cameron Frew
Kratos in God of War and Christopher Judge in StargateSony Interactive Entertainment/20th Century Studios

Should Christopher Judge play Kratos in the live-action God of War show on Amazon Prime, or should it be someone else, like Triple H or Jason Momoa? The debate is ongoing.

Kratos returned to our screens in God of War: Ragnarok in November. In our review, we called it a “triumph” and a “complex, thoughtful game that takes everything that made its predecessor an unmissable experience to even greater heights.”

The franchise began on the PlayStation 2 in 2005, and while a feature film was once pitched to Daniel Craig, it never made it past the development stage.

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However, Amazon is now working on a live-action God of War series – the question is: who will play Kratos?

Who should play Kratos in the God of War show?

While fans have been debating who should play Kratos since the project was first announced, a tweet from @blurayangel has stoked the fire, pitting the likes of Christopher Judge (the voice of Kratos since 2018), Dave Bautista, Tom Hardy, and Henry Cavill against one another.

“Christopher Judge. Been a fan of his since I was a kid while watching Stargate SG-1, and when I heard he played Kratos in the God of War reboot games I was so happy. I don’t care about skin color, he would be great as live-action Kratos,” one user wrote.

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“If it’s not the real video game voice actor then definitely Bautista or The Rock,” another wrote. “Literally the dude who’s plays him. Why would I choose anyone else,” a third wrote.

“Bautista or Judge is great. Cavill doesn’t suit the role and Hardy probably fits Baldur better if I’m honest,” a fourth tweeted.

Judge recently responded to a tweet calling for him to be cast in the series, which read: “Why is everyone saying that Triple H or Braun Strowman are two of the ‘perfect’ choices for Kratos in a live-action project when @iamchrisjudge is LITERALLY THE F*CKING GOD OF WAR?!”

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He responded: “Co-sign,” however, there have been few updates regarding the show’s development.

You can check out the rest of our God of War coverage here.

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Cameron is Deputy TV and Movies Editor at Dexerto. He's an action movie aficionado, '80s obsessive, Oscars enthusiast, and a staunch Scot. He earned a First-Class Honours Degree in Multimedia Journalism from Glasgow Caledonian University, accredited by the NCTJ and BJTC. He began his career at UNILAD, starting as a Junior Journalist and becoming Entertainment Editor prior to joining Dexerto. You can contact him at cameron.frew@dexerto.com.