Dave Bautista Wants In on Netflix’s Newly Announced Gears of War Movie

Image: The Coalition

Netflix announced that it had entered into a partnership with The Coalition to develop a new feature film and adult animated series based on its hit third-person shooter series, Gears of War, earlier this week, and one actor who thinks he’d be a perfect fit is Dave Bautista. The 53-year-old actor and retired professional wrestler took to Twitter yesterday to remind the streamer that he had technically played a live-action version of one of its characters already, posting a video clip of himself suiting up in COG Armor from 2019 that was originally meant to promote his appearance as a DLC character in Gears 5. “I can’t make this any easier,” Bautista wrote, whose film credits include Guardians of the Galaxy, Blade Runner 2049, and action comedy My Spy, whose sequel is now in pre-production. “Holy sh*t,” replied one fan.

From a Netflix post:

On the 16th anniversary of the original video game’s 2006 release, Netflix announced a partnership with The Coalition to adapt the Gears of War universe.

Netflix will first adapt the video game saga into a live action feature film, followed by an adult animated series, with the potential for more stories to follow.

About Gears of War: With over 40 million copies sold, Gears of War is one of gaming’s richest and most acclaimed sagas. A society divided and on the brink of collapse faces total extinction by the Locust, a monstrous threat from below. Delta Squad, a ragtag fireteam led by disgraced sergeant Marcus Fenix, is now charged with leading humanity’s last stand. The series has been critically acclaimed for redefining the tactical third-person and co-operative shooter genre and has one of gaming’s most passionate fanbases.

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