Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista really Really wants to be in Netflix’s Gears of War movie, indicated by a video the actor posted of himself in the game’s iconic armor on Twitter. Bautista posted the video just a few days after Gears of War Movie and Animated Series Announced Coming to Netflix.
“I can’t make this any easier,” he said, tagging both Netflix and the official Gears of War Twitter account. While it’s definitely a dramatic move on Bautista’s part, he’s not being impulsive at all by campaigning for a chance to appear in a Gears of War adaptation. Last year, Bautista shared in an interview that he actually turned down a role in Fast and Furious for a chance to become Marcus Fenix in a Gears of War adaptation.
Gears of War is set on a planet on the brink of social collapse when a monstrous threat from subterranean creatures known as the Locust. With humanity on the brink of extinction, the legendary Delta Squad, a highly trained team led by disgraced Sergeant Marcus Fenix, is now tasked with leading humanity’s last stand against its enemies on Earth. A Gears movie has been in the works since at least 2007.
Cliff Bleszinski, who designed the Gears of War series at Epic Games before leaving the studio in 2012has said–also On twitter–that if he has a say in the casting (which he doesn’t), he wouldn’t choose Chris Pratt to participate in any way. “Keep Chris Pratt away from the Gears franchise please, FFS.” tweeted Bleszinski.
Bautista joins an impressive cast for Netflix’s Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, which hits the streaming service on December 23 and is in theaters for one week only on November 23. An almost three-minute trailer for Rian Johnson’s crime novel has arrived it came out last week.
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