For a long time now, Guardians of the Galaxy actor Dave Bautista has made it known that he wants to play Marcus Fenix in the upcoming Gears of War movie. The actor has now commented on how that campaign is going; it’s not looking good.
Bautista said on Twitter that Hollywood is “listening” to his campaign to play Fenix, but “they could give [a f**k]!” he said. “Believe me when I say I’ve tried everything to make this happen,” he said.
In June, Gears of War boss Rod Fergusson said he agrees that Bautista “would be awesome” in the role of Marcus Fenix. However, he said he wields no power over casting decisions. Not only that, but there are no plot details available yet for the movie, so it’s not even confirmed that Fenix will be in it.
Whatever the case, Fergusson said it’s exciting that someone of Bautista’s caliber is interested in being in the Gears of War movie. Fergusson went on to say that the movie’s producers have told him that actors have reached out seeking roles in the movie. He teased that people you wouldn’t necessarily think about have inquired about roles.
The Gears of War movie has been in various stages of development for 12 years already. The Lord of the Rings studio New Line Cinema purchased the rights to make a movie based on the game originally back in 2007, but in October 2016, Microsoft confirmed that the Gears of War movie was in the works with Universal Pictures.
The Gears of War movie has gone through multiple writers. In June, Fergusson confirmed that a new draft is currently being written, though he didn’t say who the writer is. F. Scott Frazier (xXx: Return of Xander Cage) was hired to write a draft of the script in November 2018.
No director has been announced for the movie. The late Tony Scott, who directed Top Gun and Man On Fire, reportedly wanted to direct the Gears of War movie.
The next Gears of War game is Gears 5, which releases in September for Xbox One and PC. The game’s first multiplayer tech test was held over the weekend, and the second one kicks off on July 26. Keep checking back with GameSpot for more.
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