News culture Kristofer Hivju (Game of Thrones, The Witcher) would like to play an iconic video game character
Video games are now the first mass entertainment in the world ahead of the cinema, a success which has renewed the interest of the major « Hollywood » studios for the flagship sagas of the 10th Art. While video game adaptations are more and more numerous, the editorial staff of JV asked actor Kristofer Hivju (Game of Thrones, The Witcher) which video game hero he would like to play on the screen.
Video games, series and cinema: a promising revival
Adaptations of video games into films and series are gradually coming back to the fore. Mortal Kombat, Castlevania, Pokémon, Resident Evil… are all projects that have improved in quality and stand out strongly from previous licensed productions. This phenomenon is due on the one hand to the growing popularity of video games, but also to passionate people who work on these projects.
Super Christopher Bros.
On the set of The Witcher, an eminently geek universe, we knew that one or two actors would necessarily be passionate about video games. This is the case of Henry Cavill, a proven PCist, but also of Kristofer Hivju who plays Nivellen in season 2 of the Netflix series. We took advantage of an interview with the Norwegian actor, known for his role as Tormund in Game of Thrones, to ask him which video game character he would like to play on screen.
If you could play as a famous video game character, which one would you choose?
It would be Super Mario or one of the mushrooms from Super Mario. It would be nice to play that. – Kristofer Hivju (actor – Game of Thrones, The Witcher)
Kristofer Hivju as Mario? A priori it is not for now, since Nintendo’s upcoming animated plumber movie already has its lead actor Chris Pratt. Never say never though, and we sincerely wish Kristofer Hivju would join Big N’s flagship game one way or another. Could the actor also, in a way, tease his presence at the casting? We want to believe it, but nothing is less certain. Case to follow.
The animated film Mario with Chris Pratt is scheduled for the month of December 2022 in the United States.