Following the success of his latest video game, Cory Barlog imagines an adaptation of God of War on the Netflix platform. An idea, which for the moment is only a sweet dream in the mind of the director.
It is not the first time that Cory Barlog, creative director of the SIE Santa Monica studio, talks about his wish to adopt his successful series to the small screen. Last May, he wrote on his Twitter profile that he dreams “about a God of War TV series.” Surfing this time on the success of The Witcher Netflix series, Barlog indicates that God of War would make a good fiction for the catalog of the platform, in response to a Tweet from Game Industry:
(At least, I think so)
— Cory Barlog 🖖 (@corybarlog) January 27, 2020
He was also quick to clarify that these are only dreams on his part, and not any “hint or anything.”
“BTW This is not a hint or anything. I just believe that games would make great TV shows because you spend so much time with the characters in fantastic worlds.
Games, like TV, are like relationships with the characters, where movies are more like a date.
Both can be great.”
This did not prevent Twitter users to quickly get carried away. One of the players asked Barlog not to engage in film adaptation amid the situation with Uncharted. Corey himself did not talk about who he sees as Kratos or Atreus, but on Twitter Rob Cabrera, animator and producer, suggested Jason Momoa, the star of Game of Thrones and Aquaman, as the main character. Rumors that Momoa can play Kratos have been around since 2018.
Jason Momoa as Kratos
“BOOOOYYYYYY!!!” #GodOfWar pic.twitter.com/KIMEQDbH3x
— Rob (@RobCabrera) January 27, 2020