ByJoshua Flannagan, writer at
Confidence over competence
Joshua Flannagan

I have been a huge fan of the Call of Duty series since Call of Duty 2 came out. It was so fun, I went and bought both Call of Duty and Call of Duty: United Offense. Also great games. I had those three games on my dad's PC and then I was given Call of Duty 3 for the Wii. As challenging as that was to play on the Wii, it was still super fun. That being said, my favorite of the Call Of Duty games is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series. I had fun with each of these campaigns. Each was complex, contained interesting characters, and was full of excitement. Ever since the second in the series, I have been saying that these games should really be made into movies! But, alas, no such luck.

Either way, this is my ideal cast for the first installment in what will be the Modern Warfare Trilogy:

James Mcavoy as John "Soap" MacTavish


Soap MacTavish is the FNG in the first installment. He is new to this world of discreet warfare but takes to it quickly. James Mcavoy may seem like an odd choice, but he's a very talented actor. Granted, he is a bit on the small side. Although he is still a great actor and could really bring an added layer of craze to Soap.

Daniel Craig as Captain John Price

Again, this may be a peculiar choice to some, but how awesome would it be to see 007 square off against a crazed terrorist and a general out for personal glory?

Toby Kebbell as Lt. "Gaz"

I've always been a Toby Kebbell fan. I think he'd be a perfect Gaz. And, to clarify, I'd like to make Gaz and Ghost the same character but shroud them each in a fog of mystery so as to be an enigma to both his fellow characters and the audience. But, anyway, I'd like to see Toby Kebbell as this/these characters.

Hunter Parrish as Sgt. Paul Jackson

We don't get to learn really anything about Sgt. Jackson, the playable character, but Hunter Parrish would be a great choice because he is something of a chameleon, fitting into whatever role is thrown his way.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as Lt. Vasquez

The Rock is a tough dude and would be great as this tough-as-nails commanding officer.

Jessica Biel as Cpt. Pelayo

We don't really know much about Cpt. Pelayo, but I think Jessica Biel would be great. She's always solid in action movies and looks the part.

Anthony Mackie as Staff Sgt. Griggs

Anthony Mackie is always fantastic! He would be a perfect Griggs. Griggs provides some comedic relief and is just a really cool character.

Tom Hardy as Nikolai

Granted, Tom Hardy is not Russian, but he is a fantastic actor. Also he was Russian in Locke so we know he can rock the accent. He'd be great as Nikolai!

Joaquin Phoenix as Sgt. Kamarov

Another odd choice, I know, but Joaquin is a great actor - with Russian roots - and I'm sure, could be the smarmy but helpful Sgt. Kamarov.

Ewan McGregor as Cpt. MacMillan

Cpt. MacMillan would only be featured in the flashback with Cpt. Price, but Ewan McGregor is a great actor and does whatever is needed for the role.

Jason Isaacs as Imran Zakhaev

Jason Isaacs may be a bit young to be Zakhaev, but he never fails to be the perfect villain. He great at being creepy and somebody you just want to root against.

Stanislav Ianevski as Victor Zakhaev

Stanislav is tough, scary, and huge. He'd make a very intimidating Victor Zakhaev.

Saïd Taghmaoui as Khaled Al-Asad

Saïd is a brilliantly subtle actor. He has played both good and evil, and here, I can see him tapping into that evil and playing the bejesus out of Al-Asad.

So this is my list for the first chapter in the Modern warfare trilogy. Hope you enjoyed! Let me know in the comments how you feel about this casting.


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