After watching a video on Youtube where a Youtuber was evaluating the most annoying bosses in games and he listed Kratos' battle with Hermes I've been cozying up to the thought of a live action God of War movie. Of course there would be a PG-13 edit for theatrical release to maximize profit and an R rated DVD/Blu Ray release when the Theatrical cut is released to please the game fans. Kratos as the antihero of the piece would be pretty bad ass and I've been delving into the mythos of the God of War gaming franchise. Many of the plot elements would work very well in terms of adapting them in a movie script, especially the idea of Kratos exacting his revenge against Zeus. Of course the way I would block the plot arc would be to have Zeus as the final battle of the movie but having the other Greek Titans and Gods acting as impediments for Kratos's progress towards that battle with Zeus as well as providing Kratos with the necessary equipment he'd need to beat Zeus, kind of like in the game. Of course casting the movie is what I'm interested in and who would you pick for the characters? Monsters like Medusa would obviously be CGI, but I'll start it out with the two that have started this interest in a God of War movie. My choice for Kratos would be Tom Hardy. As Bane in The Dark Knight Rises just cements to me that he could handle the brutal nature of the character very well. He'd look pretty badass in full costume and makeup too. I guess I wouldn't change the look of Kratos that much because if it ain't broke why fix it huh? Also Kratos is not just a big, dumb jock either. In the Hermes battle I watched it was apparent he put two and two together to figure out that Hermes shoes made him fast and that to acquire them would be to his advantage, unfortunately for Hermes. I think Tom Hardy has the ability to play both facets of Kratos's personality, the brutal God of War and the Thinker. And just because a Youtube User put this grain of thought in my head with their comment I would have to choose Tom Hiddleston for Hermes. But really...would the Fangirls be able to handle Tom getting his CGI legs ripped/sliced off him by Kratos for his boots?