LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 24:  Actor Christopher Judge attends Los Angeles Premiere of  "Mega Shark Vs. Mecha Shark"  at Downtown Independent Theater on January 24, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Paul Redmond/WireImage)
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God Of War's Christopher Judge Almost Didn't Take The Iconic Role
Given his success as Kratos and how much enthusiasm he has shown for the role, it may shock some fans to learn that Christopher Judge almost turned down the part. While it's hard to imagine the 2018 "God of War" or its sequel “Ragnarok” without Judge's deep voice chastising Atreus, the celebrated actor actually had to be talked into taking the role.
When Judge first read the script for “God of War,” he thought it was for a blockbuster movie and assumed that the role would most likely go to a movie star. When he learned it was a video game, he was still hesitant because he saw video game stories as filler between gameplay; however, his agent was eventually able to convince him to meet with the “God of War” team.
After earning a nomination for his performance at the 2018 Game Awards, Judge went on to win Best Performance for "God of War: Ragnarök." During his acceptance speech, he revealed that he almost quit when “God of War” director Cory Barlog stepped down, but Barlog encouraged Judge to stick with his replacement Eric Williams, with whom Judge would form a close bond.