This whole thing started thanks to a Twitter thread by Neil Gaiman. He asked everyone to post pictures of themselves as the head of an underground organization without downloading new pics. Parks and Rec star Nick Offerman posted an image of himself and God of War fans immediately began making comparisons to the 2018 Playstation 4 version of the character.
— Nick Offerman (@Nick_Offerman) February 28, 2021
The resemblance is uncanny with the completely bald head, intimidating stare, and impressive beard. Fans were quick to bring God of War director Cory Barlog into the mix, begging for Nick to be considered for the live-action role.
— C @ L E 🌈 (@CaleJB) February 28, 2021
There were even those that took it upon themselves to photoshop Nick wearing the classic Kratos war paint.
God of War live action starring Nick Offerman confirmed. https://t.co/wlzh3GSgOx
— Jom Cordova (@SuperHotnessJom) March 1, 2021
Personally, I’d love to see Nick play the role of Kratos, but as Ron Swanson. Ron enjoys wood carving, hunting, being alone, and presents himself with a steely demeanor, much like Kratos. Oh man, wait a sec. Does that mean? No… it couldn’t. Are Kratos and Ron Swanson one and the same? Does Ron Swanson battle Greek Gods when he’s not working as the head of the Pawnee Parks and Rec Department? Does Kratos want all of the bacon and secretly play the saxophone as Duke Silver?
Let the fan theories commence!