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Submitted by bebitech 1057d ago | opinion piece

Why ‘The Rock’ is the Perfect Actor to Play Kratos in a ‘God of War’ Movie

SonyRumors looks at the possibilities of a 'God of War' movie from Sony Pictures and argues why 'The Rock' would be the perfect choice to play Kratos. (Culture, God of War, PS3, Sony)

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Snookies12  +   1057d ago
They do look similar....
snipermk0  +   1057d ago
i'd like to see kratos do a peoples elbow
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LOL_WUT  +   1057d ago
No, please no... I don't even think i've ever seen The Rock in a rated R movie assuming thats what the GoW movie would be
classic200  +   1057d ago
The rock is samoan mix with african ancestry, he his not GREEK. He should not be able to play kratos if he his not black.

Also even if they use a white kratos they should not allow the white actor to do voice over for kratos because kratos voice actor is black and that mean they should use a black man. Basically just use the same guy they use for the games.

The rock no get a a white man and no white voice acting from him because we need a black voice.

Skips  +   1057d ago
In all honesty.

I'd rather they do a CGI movie.


I mean seriously, CGI movies for games have some serious potential.

Not to mention I definitely enjoyed Resident Evil Damnation WAAAAAY more than that crap Resident Evil Retribution. lol
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morganfell  +   1057d ago
I partially agree. I think we may be at the point where a CGI Kratos could pull off a live action movie.
blitz0623  +   1057d ago
Anyone who watches Game of Thrones know that Jason Momoa is the perfect actor to play Kratos
ChipChipperson  +   1057d ago

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Snookies12  +   1057d ago
@classic200 - Wow, hopefully you reread your own comment there and realized how bad that sounded...

"They should not allow a white actor to do voice over for Kratos".

Why? If the dude sounds like Kratos, what's the problem?
Derekvinyard13  +   1057d ago
DragonKnight  +   1057d ago
No one looks the part more than Bill Goldberg.
Eyeco  +   1057d ago
I would like it to be a CGI animated movie aswell maybe direct to DVD like Final Fantasy Advent Children if anyone saw it temember the final fight between Cloud and Sephiroth? Now imagine that betwern Ares and Kratos but with tons more blood.

If there was a hollywood movie I wouldnt look forward to it because I know it would be heavily toned down, look at the scope of GOW if transitioned into film it would cost way over 100 million dollars but these days Hollywood rarely funds that much for an R rated movie there not seen as profitable as PG-13 movies with a similar budget.

Seriously look at the highest grossing movies as well as the most exlensive movies of all time almost all of them are rated PG-13 and below, the thought of a PG-13 God of War movie gives me tge shivers.
GamersRulz  +   1057d ago

Greeks are not black at all, they look like a mix between middle-easterns and Europeans.
jivah  +   1056d ago
Maybe somebody along the lines of steve buscemi.. In all honesty i think he looks a lot like kratos

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HammadTheBeast  +   1057d ago
I'd like to see Shia Leboeuf

Christopher  +   1057d ago
Not even remotely funny.
Shuyin  +   1057d ago
SilentNegotiator  +   1057d ago
You shall be executed at dawn!
Cupid_Viper_3  +   1057d ago
Death...By exile!!!
Knight_Crawler  +   1057d ago
The Rock can play Kratos Half brother Hercules and we can watch him get his face beat to pulp.

I have a question, I was playing God of War 3 over the weekend which is my first God of War game but do not understand why Kratos is killing some gods which are considered good gods and why he does not care about civilians.

Is Kratos a villain?
Root  +   1057d ago
Maybe if you bought the first game and worked your way through them then you'll know the story

Whats the point buying the last game in a trilogy when it's story based.

It's like watching the last Lord of The Rings or Last Harry just wouldn't do it.

I have the HD collection and the third game for a year now and haven't touched the third game because I haven't completed the other two.
Genuine-User  +   1057d ago
Wiki it mate.
HammadTheBeast  +   1057d ago
All of them screwed him over. Athena was the only semi good one.
GraySnake  +   1057d ago
@ above
and even she was a b***h lol
Ashunderfire86  +   1057d ago
At the end of the 3rd game the story will tell u that pandora's box made the Gods evil. That's why Krato's had to kill them and they screwed him over.
MariaHelFutura  +   1057d ago
The guy who played Spawn should be Kratos. Micheal Jai White is his name I believe.
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BitbyDeath  +   1057d ago
Why is it ok for a black guy to dress up as a white guy but the minute a white guy dresses up as a black guy all hell breaks loose? :-p
MariaHelFutura  +   1056d ago
Like Brad Pitt as the Mexican or Tom Cruise as The Last Samurai.....
jivah  +   1056d ago

Kratos is grey.
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   1057d ago
The Rock would be a dumb idea.
It would just be the Rock in God Of War instead of the Kratos character getting any recognition.
GOD OF WAR STARRING.....THE ROCK! ummm no thanks.
I would prefer Jason Momoa from Game Of Thrones
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madpuppy  +   1057d ago
Dirtnapstor  +   1057d ago
Agreed. Forget the Rock, but not Jason either.
Tyson Beckford would be the ideal candidate. Check him out, he's got the look!
Daver  +   1057d ago
"The Rock" is an horrible actor!
Tonester925  +   1056d ago
peter mensah
black911  +   1057d ago
I'm more worried about who will direct the Film.

Director: Tim Burton
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KangarooSam  +   1057d ago
Shyamalan is the best choice, obviously. Or maybe Michael Bay?

Also, the Rock should not play Kratos. I can't think of anyone who could, right now. Maybe there's a lesser known actor who would better suit the role. Whoever makes this needs to put some effort into it.
TopDudeMan  +   1057d ago
(Watch the video)

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chrispseuphoria  +   1057d ago
Shyamalan ruined The Last Airbender! NO way he should be allowed to direct this film.
Reverent  +   1057d ago
Honestly, if they ever did a GoW movie, they should use the actor that played Kratos in the Ascension trailer, and completely voice over the movie with TC Carson (Real voice actor for Kratos). Seriously, without Krato's real voice, he just won't be Kratos, no matter how much the actor looks like him.
Blastoise  +   1057d ago
Johnny Depp as Kratos :(
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   1057d ago
haha so true Johnny depp is nearly in every Tim Burton film!
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DeadIIIRed  +   1057d ago
Tim Burton? Over Chris Nolan?
smashcrashbash  +   1057d ago
No no.A thousand times no. Kratos must be played by someone who can not only look the part but can act properly
Heisenburger  +   1057d ago
While I'm not a "disagree" I do feel that he could definitely pull it off.

He has a good personality I think. Also he was really good in Faster. He had a good range in it, imo.

Though like an above post stated, I would almost be more concerned with the hypothetical director attached.

I do really like The Rock as a choice. Perhaps that Jason Momoa(spelling) from Game of Thrones. Though I don't know much of his career, he also has a really good personality.
adorie  +   1057d ago

This guy should be given the chance. My opinion.
ANIALATOR136, you refreshed my memory of his name, but I knew him from the Gladiator Movie. He can act and does look believable during battle.

Bubble for ya, ANIALATOR136.
maniacmayhem  +   1057d ago
Act properly? God of War isn't Hamlet, what acting do you need running around half naked ripping CGI monster heads off?

I think Rock has proven he can do that much with his eyes closed.
Baka-akaB  +   1057d ago
You'd believe so , yet most game movies got horrible and worse acting than the original games .

So no you need some proper and solid acting , even to convey a seemingly brutish plot .

Something like 300 with subpar actors would be similar in quality to crap like the Man with the iron Fist or W anderson movies .

PS : Indeed , the rock didnt make Doom interesting , as dumb as the original plot was supposed to be . Great example
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Root  +   1057d ago
In Doom all you needed was someone that went round and shot monsters....that didn't really work for the Rock did it.

Didn't help the film either
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maniacmayhem  +   1057d ago
It depends on the script and budget. You don't play God of War for the deep story line or rich character development, you play it for the action and to see how brutal Kratos can be. The movie shouldn't be any different.

Who's going to sink a large amount of money into a great actor when the movie's biggest draw are the special effects and action.

And the Rock has proven he's a solid actor that could do a movie like this easy.

Are you saying the Rock didn't do well in the movie? That he personally brought that wreck of a movie down? Perhaps Daniel Day Lewis in the same role and same script would have made that movie 10X better?
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Baka-akaB  +   1057d ago
In any case he wasnt any good and certainly didnt help preventing the wreckage . There are guys that can entertain and please you , even in seemingly bad movies , like say Bruce willis , the Rock is not one of them imo .

"You don't play God of War for the deep story line or rich character development, you play it for the action and to see how brutal Kratos can be."

We usually play GoW for a rather enjoyable story and spectacle actually even if huge part of it is tied to the action and visuals .
It doesnt have to be hamlet for a story to be enjoyable and good . Everyone is lately head over heels for stuff like Spartacus the tv shows . it is brutal , mostly action , yet have good and sensible portrayals of characters , like 300 did as well .

A god of war movie definitively needs that to be good . Or it's just some syfy level crap tv movie .
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smashcrashbash  +   1057d ago
And that is why gaming movies fail.You just feel that it's just some mindless part and the Rock just has to go around mindlessly ripping off monster's heads and vomiting up lines.That is why gaming movies end up being the $hit that they are.Kratos is a leader, a father, an angry man who lost his family and people and has been tortured and tormented by the Gods and craves redemption and revenge and all you see him as is a half naked man who rips heads off of monsters which will just make another bomb game movie.We need a well crafted movie for once, not another dull CGI action fest like Clash of the Titans where they thought all they had to do is say a bunch of crap lines with a boring story and show CGI monsters.If that is how they are going to make God of War then don't even bother.Because it is just going to be $hit just like everything else.All the Rock had to do in Doom was play a character that shot at monsters and he couldn't even do that right.
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GalacticEmpire  +   1057d ago
I think,

would be a better Kratos than The rock.
UnHoly_One  +   1057d ago

That guy is a total badass.

Anyone who watched the first season of Game of Thrones would understand why we say that.
JamieL  +   1056d ago
Man when he gives the speech after the guy tried to poison Dany, saying he's going to go take the Iron Throne back for their son was bad ass. the way he was pounding his chest with spit flying out, just damn. You could climb the emotion in that scene, very well done.
Judgeing from that one scene I would agree with you.
TopDudeMan  +   1057d ago
Yes, I would definitely see that.
ceballos77mx  +   1057d ago
Didn't he already stated that he would like to play Kratos before?
MrBeatdown  +   1057d ago
"I think,"

I can't not post this as a reply...
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Max-Zorin  +   1057d ago
Have him Rockbottom every Titan.
Shuyin  +   1057d ago
kenshiro100  +   1057d ago
That was hilarious.
ANIALATOR136  +   1057d ago
Djimon Hounsou
CEOSteveBallmer  +   1056d ago
He doesnt even look like kratos. I would rather choose the rock if he will play kratos.
ANIALATOR136  +   1056d ago
He does look like Kratos. Much more than the rock. Give him a greek nose and viola
adorie  +   1056d ago
The Rock!? LMAO!
LarVanian  +   1056d ago
I suggested Hounsou quite a while ago and got a mountain of disagrees. Most of the people who replied to me said they wouldn't cast him simply because he was black, even though he is an incredible actor with a deep voice similar to Kratos.
Honestly whoever plays Kratos would spend 95% of the film in white makeup, so I doubt Hounsou's skin colour would make much of a difference once the oracle covers Kratos in his family's ashes.
CEOSteveBallmer  +   1055d ago
Still I dont think so aside that hes black. Even given a greek nose I dont think so. If its really suitable for him, Why would the film be held back? I think this is not about discrimination if theres any. Its about Looking 100% to the original kratos as much as they can. Im looking at djimon hounsou but im sorry I cant picture him looking like kratos. cosplay maybe but portraying him?? I dont know. You guys are in the minority for honsou. Well the rock is not much a good match either. I think the best one would be the new "ashes" live action trailer. Have you seen it?? it looks really like kratos even the body build but i know hes not a known actor or not even an actor just a guy hired by sony because he looks like him.
JW1080  +   1057d ago
I'd prefer they don't make a God of War movie. But if they do. It better be good, damn good or I and lots of God of War fans will be upset.
Bathyj  +   1057d ago
Peter Mensah

Great actor, very physical, even looks like him.
CEOSteveBallmer  +   1056d ago
Peter mensah?? he doesnt look like kratos, the other guy above said djimon honsou. Kratos should be played by someone who looks like him. and kratos should be greek and caucasian if any resemble him would also be good. his pale as snow and you want actors like these to portray him?. even these said actors peter mensah or djimon would turn it down I think. LIke in the matrix, did you know keanu reeves wasnt the original cast to begin with? they considered will smith but will smith turned it down because he thinks hes not matrix material. The looks of an actor (im not saying being good looking) is an important thing in a movie. its like casting jack black as batman. even though he can act but do you think it will look good on him??
guitar_nerd_23  +   1057d ago
Christopher Judge would be my choice.
I_am_Batman  +   1057d ago
Do we really need a God of War movie?
waltyftm  +   1057d ago
Jason Statham for me, the guy can fight and act, has the perfect build.
madduey  +   1057d ago
CG God Of War would be best and use Kratos' real voice.. Soooo much pain and anger in his voice not many could pull it off
S2Killinit  +   1057d ago
OMG NOOOOoooooo that would be bad. I dont think he is a bad actor, i like the rock but he would not be the person to play kratos. they have to get the look right otherwise it will ruin everything.
ACESupERIC  +   1057d ago
A friend and I had this same conversation right after gow1 released. We settled on vin diesel at the time but now I don't really know.
Kran  +   1057d ago
Do we really need a movie though?

I mean do remember the last VG movie the rock was in...


I fear for any video game movies. Some pull it off. Most, don't.
Baka-akaB  +   1057d ago
Stop choosing the only muscle actors you saw bald in movies to begin with . Many more talented and suited actors , famous or not , can pull it off better , and shave heads .
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Myst-Vearn  +   1057d ago
I want a GoW movie!
magikmark8  +   1057d ago
I think Vin Diesel would do a good job playing as Kratos. Vin's voice is quite similar to Krato's IMO he'll just need to gain a little more muscle to play the role.
Deku-Johnny  +   1057d ago
Having The Rock play Kratos would be a great way of making the film terrible.
jakmckratos  +   1057d ago
As stupid as it might sound I think Gerard Butler would have been a kickass Kratos..but he really doesnt be typecasted as a Spartan Warlord with epic fighting moves
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g_with_no_e  +   1057d ago
Djimon Hounsou, I think is perfect. So what if he's black? I think he can do the character justice. He's got the build, he's got the acting chops. He needs to be back in the limelight. Seeing the intensity in Amistad and the physicality he displayed in Gladiator, he would be perfect.

I mean, even David Jaffe said he thinks he's perfect for the role.

First time posting here, long time visitor.

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ANIALATOR136  +   1056d ago
never knew Jaffe wanted Djimon Hounsou. All the more reason then if the original creator wants him
He is 6'3 with a great build. Strong voice and good angry face which would be perfect

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NateCole  +   1057d ago
Justin Briber.
vork77  +   1057d ago
i rather have the guy who played him in the live action trailer for the 4th game
Bowzabub  +   1057d ago
DarthBigE  +   1057d ago
How about No movie... i would hate to see a beloved game franchise be butchered by Hollywood.
kenshiro100  +   1057d ago
CGI would be better.
BitbyDeath  +   1057d ago
Dwayne Johnson isn't good at showing anger/emotion.
Jason Momoa could easily pull off the role and has proven so in his excellent performance as Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones.
kingPoS  +   1057d ago

Resident Evil Damnation movie was tonnes better than Retribution. (It made more sense too) With a game of God of War's caliber, I'd rather have it animated with CGI
SDF Repellent  +   1057d ago
Dude, Bill Goldberg would be better for Kratos than the Rock.
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