“I think what was great with Salen Kotch is that he’s a madman.”
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is due to be released later this year and is going full sci-fi. Set in the distant future, the game will see players battle across the solar system on foot and in their own fighters. The Call of Duty series is well known for featuring top actors in the games, such as Kevin Spacey as the villain of Advanced Warfare, Jonathan Irons.
Infinite Warfare will see Game of Thrones star Kit Harington take the role of the game’s antagonist and, in an interview with LazyGamer, he discussed his involvement in the game. Harington will be portraying Admiral Salen Kotch, leader of the Settlement Defense Front.
Harington spoke about how excited he was to play a villain, given that he usually gets cast as good guys.
“That was the first thing that excited me about it, and I came into the room thinking ‘I’ll do this villain thing,; I’ll do this kind of classic Bond villain thing. And as it went on it became a really interesting role. Like all best villains, [he’s] psychotic and unpredictable. I really enjoyed playing psychotic and unpredictable.”
Harington approached Kotch as a sort of dictator, a man both lethal and unhinged.
“My take on Admiral Kotch is that he has an element of the dictator about him. He’s an invading commander, he’s someone who wants to control a whole race of people and he feels that he’s entitled to do that. He’s also not afraid of death. That makes him incredibly terrifying. But i think what was great with Salen Kotch is that he’s a madman. I found that very fun to play.”
Harington has already proven his acting chops as Jon Snow in Game of Thrones and we can’t wait to see him in Infinite Warfare. He’ll no doubt become one of the most memorable villains of the Call of Duty franchise.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is due to be released on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on November 4.