Renowned Red Dead Redemption actor Roger Clark has been heavily rumored to play Thor in God of War: Ragnarok. Clark revealed in a new interview that he knows how the rumor started, but believes it’s a bit of a leap to assume he’s playing the God of Thunder based on its origins.
Both Red Dead Redemption 2 and God of War released in the same year to critical acclaim. Clark took home the award for best performance at The Game Awards that year for his performance as player character Arthur Morgan, so it’s not hard to imagine that the former cowboy caught the eyes of developer Sony Santa Monica and was called in to trade his cowboy hat for a hammer. Rumors began circulating of his appearance as the Norse god when he shared a post on Twitter suggesting that Santa Monica was recruiting developers, but it was more speculation than anything.
Although fans likely won’t know the true answer until God of War: Ragnarok releases, Roger Clark addressed the rumors head on in a new interview with Dan Allen Gaming. “I know where that rumor originated from, it’s kind of funny,” said Clark. “For example with this thing here, someone asked me, ‘How do I get into video games?’ People ask me that a lot, so, whenever I see a studio announce that they’re recruiting, I share it. I did it once with [Sony] Santa Monica, next thing I knew, I’m Thor. That’s all it took! So, I’m not confirming or denying anything, but it’s a little bit of a leap, I have to say.”
Clark also spoke about a potential Red Dead Redemption 3, saying he’d be surprised if it didn’t happen. John Marston actor Rob Wiethoff said he’d return for Red Dead Redemption 3 or any other Rockstar game if approached by the beloved developer. Clark is working on other video games, but said he’s unsure of how big they’ll be. Whether or not Clark is just playing coy at the risk of breaking NDAs is unclear. Some eagle eyed fans discovered he was playing Arthur Morgan years ahead of him actually being able to talk about it, so perhaps he just wants to avoid a similar incident.
Either way, Clark has the gravitas and screen presence to play Thor. The actor showed his incredible range in Red Dead Redemption 2 and could easily pull the God of Thunder off in an emotional, but also intimidating way if he’s meant to be an antagonist to Kratos. Details are scarce for God of War: Ragnarok, but Roger Clark could be an excellent addition to an already stellar cast.
Source: Dan Allen Gaming
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