A new behind-the-scenes look at Avengers: Endgame star Dave Bautista as a playable character in Gears of War 5 has made its way online.
As most fans know, Avengers: Endgame star Dave Bautista has been lobbying to play Marcus Fenix in a live-action Gears of War film for quite some time. Unfortunately it seems like the filmmakers weren’t too interested in having Dave Bautista on board for the role. But luckily, the studio behind the Gears of War franchise had other ideas.
Under his WWE stagename Batista, the Avengers star will be a playable character in the game. The new video shows off a conversation between The Coalition studio head Rod Fergusson and marketing director Guy Welch discussing how they “couldn’t ignore” the interest from Dave Bautista. The video shows the Avengers actor donning the iconic armor that Marcus Fenix wears, and also reveals that some of his iconic lines from WWE make an appearance in Gears of War 5. Take a look at the video to see Dave Bautista in action as a playable character in Gears of War 5.
Do you still want to see Dave Bautista take on Marcus Fenix in a live-action Gears of War movie after he’s done with his Avengers role? Let us know in the comments section!
Scott Frazier (xXx: Return of Xander Cage) is set to write the live-action adaptation of Gears of War for Universal Pictures. Dylan Clark (Planet of the Apes, Oblivion) is producing the project through his Dylan Clark Productions banner with Gears of War co-creator Rod Fergusson while Scott Stuber (Identity Thief) is serving as executive producer. Executive vice president of production Jon Mone and creative executive Mika Pryce are overseeing development for the studio with Senior Vice President of Production Brian Williams overseeing for Dylan Clark Productions.
Microsoft acquired the Gears of War video game series back in 2014. Fergusson returned to lead Microsoft’s development studio The Coalition, which is focused solely on the Gears of War franchise. Plot details remain under wraps, but the video game adaptation has been previously described as a new story within the Gears of War universe rather than an adaptation of one of the games in the series. Shane Salerno (Armageddon) was previously attached to write the film’s script.
Gears of War was launched by developer Epic Games in 2006 and defined the first-generation of high-definition gaming. The iconic franchise went on to gross over $1 billion with over 45 million players across the globe. The latest installment of the game series, Gears of War 4, was released in the fall of 2016. Microsoft debuted the announcement trailer for Gears of War 5 at E3 2018 and the game is due to launch exclusively for Xbox One and Windows 10 on September 10, 2019.
Stay tuned for the latest news on Dave Bautista and the Gears of War movie as it develops.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.