The actor known for his portrayal of The Punisher and Shane from The Walking Dead, Jon Bernthal, has opened up about which video game character he’d most like to play if he was ever given his pick of the litter.
Speaking about Ghost Recon Breakpoint on Digital Trends Live on Thursday, Bernthal said he’s a fan of video games from the ’80s and would love to bring his acting chops to the role of the tiny boxer from the classic NES game.
“What I’ve been playing with the kids is Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out,” he said when host Greg Nibler asked what video game character he’d like to play in a movie or TV adaptation. “Little Mac, he’s really small, but that would be really cool I think — his rise up through the ranks.”
The conversation about gaming and acting seems to go hand-in-hand for Bernthal given that he is playing Cole Walker in the recently released Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint video game. Admittedly, the actor also referenced a Castlevania project as something he’d be interested in starring in during the interview. Really, he’d be a great fit in either, although Mike Tyson would likely be sitting out on a Punch-Out!! appearance given how upset he is that the series has continued on without him.
Ghost Recon Breakpoint will be available on Friday, October 4 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. It will also be coming to the Google’s Stadia streaming platform at a later date.