Who I would cast in a hypothetical Wolfenstein Web series

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The Wolfenstein franchise is one of the most iconic video game franchises out there. Not only does each game have amazing gameplay but the series itself is considered the “grandfather of first person shooters”. It’s a wonder why nobody has thought of making a movie or tv show out of it. Although the latter is preferable. Hypothetically speaking, what if in the near future a Wolfenstein TV show or web series were created? Who would play who? Well in this take I’ll give my personal opinion on who’d be great candidates for each character. This list will only cover central characters

1) John Cena as William Blazkowicz: Right now, the candidate who has the perfect physical appearance to portray the protagonist of the series is John Cena. The character of Blazkowicz is a tough and intelligent US soldier who is basically a one man army. Some other potential candidates for the role are John Bernthal, Mark Valley, Chris Pratt, Channing Tatum, Chris Hemsworth and Sam Worthington.

And his name is John Cena!
And his name is John Cena!

2.)Rebecca Ferguson as Anya Oliwa: Blazkowicz’s love interest Anya Oliwa could be played by Rebecca Ferguson. This actress has done a few action films such as Mission impossible: Fallout. When it comes to physical appearance she bears a slight resemblance to Anya oliwa from the games.

Rebecca Fergusson
Rebecca Fergusson

3.) James Mcavoy as Wilhelm “deathshead” Strasse: The game character is a heavily scarred elderly man but based on James Mcavoy’s performance in split, he could definitely portray Wilhelm Strasse. A good makeup job could give him a resemblance to the heavily scarred villain Wilhelm Strasse.

James Mcavoy
James Mcavoy

4.)Robert Englund as Set Roth: Robert Englund is known for playing villainous characters in horror movies. However I think he would be perfect for the role of one of the good guys in the form of Set Roth. An intelligent scientist of a technologically advanced organization. Robert Englund does resemble the in game Set Roth.

Robert Englund
Robert Englund

5.) Martyn Ford as Hans Grosse: The character of Hans Grosse is a physically imposing SS soldier. He is one of the most memorable villains in the Wolfenstein series. His favorite catch phrase is “Guten tag!”. In the Wolfenstein universe he’s depicted as the very best the third Reich had to offer. The only person who’s been able to defeat him is William Blazkowicz. If there is anyone who can portray this character it’s Martyn Ford who is a 6’8”, over 300lbs bodybuilder and actor, soon to be mixed martial artist who usually portrays large villains in movies.

Martyn Ford
Martyn Ford

6.)Dwayne Johnson as Bombate: An ally of Blazkowicz. Bombate is a Namibian resistance fighter and has a good sense of humor. Dwayne Johnson would definitely be a good match for this role.

Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson

7.)Nathan Jones as Trans Grosse: Trans is one of hans’s Brothers. Trans Grosse translates to “beyond big”(Trans means beyond in Latin and Grosse means big in German) He too is a villain and is physically larger than Hans hence his name. The perfect actor to portray him would be Nathan Jones, a 7 foot strongman and former proffesional wrestler, much like Martyn Ford, he too usually portrays large villains on screen.

Nathan Jones in Mad max Fury road
Nathan Jones in Mad max Fury road

8.)Lindsay Kay Hayward as Gretel Grosse: The younger sister of Hans and Trans. She too is a physically imposing individual. There’s only one actress that I know of that could portray Gretel Grosse. Her name is Lindsay Kay Hayward, she stands 6’8” and weighs around 240lbs, she was also a professional wrestler.

Lindsay Kay Hayward
Lindsay Kay Hayward

9.)Halle Berry as Grace Walker: A leader of the American resistance. Halle Berry has played numerous tough female characters, she would definitely be perfect for this role.

Halle Berry
Halle Berry

10.) Dolph Lungren as Elite Hans: Although the character of Elite Hans is merely a piece of Nazi fiction in the Wolfenstein series, I wouldn’t be surprised if a character like him makes an appearance in future Wolfenstein installments. In a movie, I think Dolph Lumdgren would perfectly fit the role of this cybernetic super soldier.

Dolph Lundgren
Dolph Lundgren

11.)Liam Neeson as Horton Boone: Horton is a very unusual character who can be described as a paradox. Horton is depicted as a Marxist, Southern moon shining Religious preacher. Yeah, that’s the quite the combination. Horton is always preaching gospels and drinking moonshine and is resistance fighter. When it comes to physical appearance, Liam Neeson comes close to resembling him.

Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson

12.)Christoph Waltz as Adolf Hitler: Adolf Hitler makes several appearances throughout the series. From being the final boss character to merely making a Cameo. The one actor who can pull off the role of a older Adolf Hitler is Christoph Waltz, he’s played 2 iconic villains(Hans Landa and Ernst Stavro Blofeld).

Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz

13.)Carrie Anne Moss as Caroline Becker: Caroline Becker is a German resistance fighter in the series. She was presumed dead for a while before reappearing in a wheel chair in the newer Wolfenstein games. She manages to regain her mobility via a special suit. The best candidate for this character is Carrie Anne Moss.

Carry Anne Moss
Carry Anne Moss

14.)DJ Qualls as Probst Wyatt: Wyatt is one of William’s closest friends in the series, he appears to be an apprentice of William Blazkowicz. He depicted as a young, naive character. The one actor who could portray him is DJ Qualls.

DJ Qualls
DJ Qualls

15.)Ewan Mcgregor as Fergus Reid: One of Blazkowicz’s best friends, in the video game series, Blazkowicz was forced to spare either Fergus or Wyatt. Ewan could be a potential actor to play the role.

Ewan Mcgregor
Ewan Mcgregor

16.) Bridgette Nielsen as Irene Engel: Irene Engel is one of the main antagonists in the series, she leads all third Reich military personnel in the US, she’s very stern and sinister. The one actress who could portray her is Bridgette Nielsen.

Bridgette Nielsen
Bridgette Nielsen

17.) Gwendoline Christie as Sigrun Engel: Irene Engel’s daughter Sigrun is the opposite, she’s compassionate, timid and has no loyalty to the Nazi regime. She also suffers verbal abuse from her mother, prompting her to defect to towards the resistance. Gwendoline Christie is the best candidate to play the role of Sigrun Engel because she closely resembles the in game Sigrun.

Gwendoline Christie
Gwendoline Christie

18.) Vincent D’Onofrio as Max Hass: Max Hass is a character who can only say his name but is both highly intelligent and physically strong. He’s one of the resistance members. After seeing Vincent’s performances in Full metal Jacket and Daredevil, I think he is perfect for the role.

Vincent D Onofrio
Vincent D Onofrio

19.) William H Macy as Heinrich Himmler: Heinrich Himmler had only made one brief Cameo in the entire Wolfenstein series so far. Which is odd considering that the Wolfenstein series explores the occult, Something Himmler was rumored to be interested in. A Heinrich Himmler in the 1960s would ave been in his 60s so an older actor like William H Macy should portray him.

William H Macy
William H Macy

20.)Mads Mikkelsen as Dr. schabbs: The character of Dr. schabbs is portrayed as a mad scientist who created several Übermutants. I don’t know any other actor who could portray Dr. schabbs besides Mads Mikkelsen.

Mads Mikkelsen
Mads Mikkelsen

Closing thoughts: A Wolfenstein web series would need at least 5 seasons to cover all the key areas of the whole Wolfenstein universe. As three new Wolfenstein games have been recently teased, one has to wonder what the future holds for the Wolfenstein series. Will there be a Wolfenstein web series or movie saga in the near future? I guess we will have to wait and see.

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  • JudgmentDay
    For the reboot version of the game? If only some real hollywood or film producers from either Amazon or Netflix would even bother to look at and read through all of this, if only.
    Is this still revelant?
    • ADFSDF1996

      Indeed, if anybody could pull it off it’s Amazon or Netflix.

    • I mean you did say as a series instead of a movie or a couple of movies. It give them more time to flesh everything out compare to cramming shit tons of material within a 2 hour time frame for one movie, and then hope it does well enough at box office in order to produce a follow up or multiple follow ups.

    • ADFSDF1996

      I agree, A movie won’t do the franchise any justice. Besides Hollywood is not to be trusted with such a franchise, they’ll probably end up ruining it.

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  • SirRexington
    William H Macy would be better as Hitler.

    What a cast though. My goodness.
    Is this still revelant?

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  • JesseTheMan
    John Berthal would be perfect except I guess BJ is supposed to look really white/"aryan" (at least in the newer games) and Berthal is jewish and looks like it. But then again I guess BJ is supposed to be half-jewish so it could be kinda fitting.

    And I like the idea of McAvoy as Deathshead.

    Evan McGregor would be cool as Fergus.
  • killer4212
    What's the point if we can't even see the main character. Pft
  • monkeynutts
    Interesting casting William H Macy, he is a very good buffoon in many movies, Tom Hardy would be good, he is an all-round method actor. Otherwise there is a lot of talent in that selection.
  • Nivinxus
    An all-star cast is pretty expensive, I doubt it will happen. But I agree with pretty much all of your choices
  • Aynsof
    That is a lot of characters for a show about around corridors shooting random nazis
    Hehe Nah seems a good list
  • NightOwl8801
    Wow... i can totally see that happeneing if a film was made
  • BellumEtPacem
    Good Mytake. I'm not too crazy about the idea of John Cena being William Blazkowicz.
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