Wed. Feb 28th, 2024

Gears of War, Dave Bautista

It’s no secret that Dave Bautista has wanted to play Marcus Fenix in a Gears of War movie for some time… and now that they’re actually making one, the actor’s moment has finally arrived.

It was announced earlier this week that Netflix has acquired the rights to the Gears of War video game franchise and would be partnering with The Coalition, the developer behind the series, to develop a live-action movie as well as an animated series. Dave Bautista took to Twitter today to make sure those involved in the Gears of War movie still know he’s game to take part.

Plenty of fans have supported the idea, with even the creator of the Gears of War franchise, Cliff Bleszinski, saying that Dave Bautista should be the one to play Marcus Fenix. The clip Bautista shared comes from a campaign for the release of Gears of War 5, which found the actor appearing as a playable character.

Dave Bautista is such a fan of Gears of War that he once started to pitch the concept to studio executives when he was brought in to talk about a role in a Fast & Furious sequel. “I don’t make any pretense about it. I had a chance to get a meeting at WB, they were talking to me about this and that and I said ‘hey, let’s talk about Bane,’” Bautista said. “That happened to me one other time in my career. They wanted to talk to me about Fast and the Furious, and I said ‘I’m not interested, let’s talk about [Gears of War character] Marcus Fenix…

The original Gears of War trilogy focuses on a war between humanity and the subterranean reptilian hominids known as the Locust Horde on the world of Sera. Marcus Fenix, a soldier in the Coalition of Ordered Governments, is tasked to lead a last-ditch effort to destroy the Locust Horde and save humanity.

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By Dave Jenks

Dave Jenks is an American novelist and Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Between those careers, he’s worked as a deckhand, commercial fisherman, divemaster, taxi driver, construction manager, and over the road truck driver, among many other things. He now lives on a sea island, in the South Carolina Lowcountry, with his wife and youngest daughter. They also have three grown children, five grand children, three dogs and a whole flock of parakeets. Stinnett grew up in Melbourne, Florida and has also lived in the Florida Keys, the Bahamas, and Cozumel, Mexico. His next dream is to one day visit and dive Cuba.