Kevin McKidd Talks Call of Duty & Rome Movies

Published 5 years ago by , Updated September 12th, 2013 at 2:25 pm,

Kevin McKidd is one of those actors who deserves some major roles and more spotlight attention. He was incredible in the way-too-short HBO series, Rome, and is excellent in all of his other work including Trainspotting, Journeyman, amongst roles in many other films.

In addition to this acting work, comic book fans may know him for being the long-rumored candidate to play Thor for a very long time back in the day and video game fans will recognize him for voicing (and providing the face) of Captain “Soap” MacTavish in what is now know as the most successfully launched video game ever: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

With the insane success (financially and critically) of the latest Activision video game and the news over the last several months of them planning a Call of Duty movie, those plans will surely be getting a kickstart now. Read below to find out what McKidd has to say about Rome’s return in the form of a full-length film and of his interest in the Call of Duty movie.

We’ve known that the Rome movie was happening for quite some time now and with many fans picking up the show on Home Video since the series finished its run on HBO, the fanbase and desire to see more of Lucius Vorenus again is growing.

McKidd touched on the status of Rome project and it’s all sounding good at the moment and clarified that his character isn’t dead although the end of the series leaves viewers believing it to be a likely outcome.

“There is a script that is being shopped and it’s supposedly very good, I haven’t seen it, but I am definitely going to be a part of the movie… He is very much alive, so that should be a fun story to tell.”

To find out what McKidd says about his involvement in Modern Warfare 2 and his interest in the Call of Duty movie, check out our post at Game Rant.

To get your McKidd fix now, you can watch him Grey’s Anatomy and as Poseidon in the upcoming Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief.

Source: NY Post

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  1. I knew he was alive. Proof is not that they showed him alive, but in that they don’t show him dead. Rome NEVER simply alludes to someone’s death. Every death of every major character is clearly shown. The fact that his “death” was simply mentioned to Octavian proves that he survived.

    I can’t freakin wait to see Pullo and Vorenus kicking ass together again. They need to make a Rome game where you play out battles as them two, lol.

  2. Oh yah, and thanks Rob for this article. I’ve been waiting for any kind of news on the Rome movie. Man, I really can’t wait. That was the best tv series ever in my opinion…

  3. @Ken J

    I’ve never seen Rome. I take it you recommend it?

  4. @SamBeckett

    Let’s put it this way, you haven’t lived a complete life until you’ve watched Rome, lol. 😀

    Ok, seriously though, the show is considered by many as one of the most accurate depictions of historic Rome ever put on any size screen. But the major accomplishment here is not its accuracy, you can watch a documentary for that. The accomplishment here is that they made it into a VERY entertaining show.

    It is basically a fictional show inspired by real people and events of Rome through the eyes of two main characters: Lucius Vorenus (Kevin McKidd pictured above) and Titus Pullo (played by Ray Stevenson, aka Punisher from Punisher Warzone and now confirmed to be one of the Warrior Three in the upcoming Thor). And while it’s 100% fiction that these two witnessed all of the important events of historic Rome, these two actually existed and their status of being “legendary warriors” is actually true.

    And being that it was produced by HBO, they were not shy about using sex, violence, and gore. Usually this annoys me because its childish, but it seems Rome was right at home on HBO because you really can’t accurately show Rome without those things. So while with most of their shows, the over-use of sex, violence, and gore is just a gimmick to get ratings, it actually serves to make Rome so much more realistic.

    The dialogue is incredibly smart, and the way they tie all of the important events of Rome together with these two characters is brilliant. And you will realize this when you watch it, but to see Titus Pullo and Lucius Vorenus completely destroy an entire group of people is so satsifying to watch, it doesn’t ever get old… I always always just hoping that something will prompt them two to get into some big huge fight, you know it will be a bloodbath, and none or very little of it will be from them, lol.

    Strangely, even this aspect is realistic. The reason why these two were so legendary to the Roman soldiers back then was because of a stunt they pulled while in enemy territory. The two of them basically left the security of their camp and went into enemy territory alone and basically fought off and killed a number of enemy soldiers by themselves and were able to make it back to the camp alive. So in a way, they actually were such bad-asses in real life, lol. So they picked the perfect people to revolve the show around.

  5. Might see if I can pick it up then. All my favourtie shows seem to be winding down into possible last seasons so I will need some new(old) stuff to watch next year.

  6. Have you ever watched Dexter on Showtime? That’s another good one. Not as good as Rome, but still very interesting show.

  7. Dexter is currently my favourite show, been watching it since the very start.

    My favourite current shows;


  8. Yah, my list of shows I watch is pretty short. Right now it’s really just House and I’m watching V just to see if it’ll be any good. I don’t have Showtime, so I wait for the seasons to end and I get the DVD sets of Dexter to watch them, lol.

  9. Havent seen V yet. I’m just waiting till january until 24 starts and then i will be happy for a few months! But then its over forever! There will be tears.

  10. Surprised you like 24, it’s basically the same thing season after season, thought you were all into the whole has to be creative and unique thing, lol.

  11. I completely agree, but its the characters on 24 that I find engaging, plus there is always guranteed action and suspense every season, I’m a bit Jack Bauer obsessesed.

  12. who here cares for a COD movie? we want a ROME movie Lucius Vorenus ALIVE!!

  13. Mr. McKidd is a true talent….sorry he missed out for Thor….but Cap? he belongs in the cast in some form. “Journeyman” was good because of Mr. McKidd alone! What a great actor with amazing presense!

  14. (Ken J you might-maybe just might-love Rome as much as I do.)
    YAY! NEWS FROM ROME! Rome is so well scripted and acted, it’s amazing to watch. Ray Stevenson is also a huge mountain of a man who is extremely sexy and a very nice guy in person according to his fans and the interviews of him I’ve seen. He does very enthusiastic sex scenes and is also just as fun to watch taking out his enemies.

    I love the friendship between Pullo and Vorenas and the depiction of pleblian life as well as the higher class.

  15. I don’t know about the whole sex scene stuff… But anyway, it was cool to watch them together because Vorenus is portrayed as a very troubled and dark guy, always serious, always pretty dreadful. But then you see him and Pullo together and you see moments where Pullo makes Vorenus break out in laughter and more often than not have a smile on his face, it’s actually pretty nice. Yes, it really was a bromance, but a good one because they do manly things together like rip out peoples’ tongues and chop off limbs and all that good stuff, lol.

  16. I would really want a COD movie, with a full fledged action.

  17. Bring on Rome! It is my all time favorite show and Vorenus my favorite character.

  18. McKidd should have been cast as Thor he would have been excellent, dont know what Branah was thinking there? the fella he has cast is a terrible actor, he was crap in Star trek, no screen prescence whatsoever!

  19. I think Brannagh made a good choice, he picked a near unknown which was a brave choice and will pay off when the film is released. It’s so rare an unknown actor is given the chance to star in a blockbuster these days, it’s how they used to find great stars.

  20. Pullo and Vorenus absolutely rule as characters. Their relationship is so fun to watch. Rome is just amazing, It´s such a shame that it was canceled. Actually I am rewatching it with my wife.

  21. So has the movie stalled? Is it still going to open? I love ROME so much and just watched it for the first time last week and I fell in love with it!

    Please tell me this movie is still in the works?

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