Skyrim players would prefer a TV series adaptation over a movie

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An image of some Skyrim characters and Sean Bean.

As they explore Tamriel, Skyrim’s Dragonborn arguably ends up in a fair few action movie-worthy scenarios as they battle through heroic adventures and square off against fearsome foes like Alduin and the ebony warrior.

They also have some decent comedy chops with magically motivated chases with chickens, dabbing-based massacres, and pick-up basketball games featuring magical artefacts all rivalling any capers you’ll see in an Adam Sandler or Jack Black film.

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Despite this, it seems as though Skyrim players aren’t as open to the idea of their game making it onto the big screen as their Elden Ring brethren, as a recent Reddit thread reveals.

How would you feel about seeing Skyrim on the big screen?

The thread in question on the Skyrim subreddit began with a post from user Mysterious-Advance73, who shared a mockup of what a Skyrim movie poster could look like and asked: “When do you think we're possibly gonna get a Skyrim movie? And who do you think the cast would be?”

Most of their fellow players didn’t seem to share their enthusiasm for Bethesda’s RPG making a transition to cinema, with user logicality77 simply declaring: “hopefully never” and wtmx719 adding: “I think there’s no way they do it without disappointing the fan base.”

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User Satureum wasn’t too keen on the idea either, but did suggest a way that they think such a production could work, saying: “If it were to be made, I’d like to see a miniseries rather than a movie.”

This concept seemed to appeal to a number of others in the thread, with user thunderblood elaborating on it by musing: “I'd love to see each episode follow a separate little self-contained story. Perhaps we see someone ascend to the Archmage, become the Whisperer of a dying Dark Brotherhood, or restore the good fortune of the Thieves Guild.”

Meanwhile, user agatgfnb placed their tongue in their cheek and had a go at assembling a dream Skyrim movie cast, nominating Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson for the role of the Dragonborn, Kevin Hart to play Delphine, and a long haired Brad Pitt to star as all of the province’s guards.

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