Netflix introduced earlier this week that it is making a live-action Gears of Struggle movie (opens in new tab), and the predictable response from far and large was, “Get Dave.” That may be Dave Bautista, former wrestler and present actor, who many followers assume can be excellent for the position of Gears hero Marcus Fenix. Amongst these followers is none apart from Bautista himself.
It is no shock that Bautista needs in. He mentioned in 2019 that he is “tried every thing” to make a Gears film occur, and he really appeared in Gears 5 as himself—which is not as a lot of a stretch as you would possibly assume, as a result of he is one of many few folks on the planet who is definitely bodily formed like a COG soldier. He bears greater than a passing resemblance to Marcus Fenix, too.
It has been a number of years since Gears 5, and Bautista’s performing profession has blossomed (opens in new tab): He is had notable roles in Blade Runner 2049 and Dune, headlined a big-budget zombie flick on Netflix (which sucked, however he was good), and located a enjoyable house within the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Drax the Destroyer.
Nonetheless, his curiosity in headlining a Gears of Struggle movie doesn’t seem to have waned.
I can’t make this any simpler. @gearsofwar @netflix #marcusfenix #GearsofWar pic.twitter.com/SzDpiT2rNANovember 10, 2022
24 hours after it went up, Baustita’s tweet has attracted practically 128,000 likes, a quantity that can little question proceed to climb, reflecting actual curiosity (amongst followers of Gears and Bautista, no less than) in seeing him get the job. A kind of followers is none apart from unique Gears of Struggle designer Cliff Bleszinski, who mentioned that Bautista is his “first selection” for the position.
In earlier tweets, Bleszinksi mentioned he might additionally see Karl Urban (opens in new tab) within the lead position, that Ryan Reynolds (opens in new tab) can be “excellent” as Baird, and that Ice T (opens in new tab) might step in as Aaron Griffin. He was considerably much less enthusiastic concerning the prospects one other near-ubiquitous actor who’s set to star in a unique videogame film subsequent yr, nonetheless:
Oh and maintain Chris Pratt away from the Gears franchise, please, FFS.November 7, 2022
I actually do not assume we’ll discover anybody higher than Bautista to play Marcus Fenix (Karl City is an effective shout, however solely as a result of Karl City is an absolute chameleon), however the remainder of the forged I believe is open to debate. So, that is the query: If Dave is Marcus, who will get the remainder of the roles? Give us your picks within the feedback.