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Netflix introduced earlier this week that it is making a live-action Gears of Conflict movie, and the predictable response from far and extensive was, “Get Dave.” That may be Dave Bautista, former wrestler and present actor, who many followers assume could be good for the function 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 part” to make a Gears film occur, and he truly 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 individuals on the planet who is definitely bodily formed like a COG soldier. He bears greater than a passing resemblance to Marcus Fenix, too.

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It has been a couple of years since Gears 5, and Bautista’s performing profession has blossomed: 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 dwelling within the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Drax the Destroyer.

Nonetheless, his curiosity in headlining a Gears of Conflict movie doesn’t seem to have waned.

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24 hours after it went up, Baustita’s tweet has attracted almost 128,000 likes, a quantity that may little question proceed to climb, reflecting actual curiosity (amongst followers of Gears and Bautista, at the least) in seeing him get the job. A kind of followers is none apart from unique Gears of Conflict designer Cliff Bleszinski, who mentioned that Bautista is his “first alternative” for the function.

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In earlier tweets, Bleszinksi mentioned he might additionally see Karl City within the lead function, that Ryan Reynolds could be “good” as Baird, and that Ice T 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 distinct videogame film subsequent 12 months, nonetheless:

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I actually do not assume we will discover anybody higher than Bautista to play Marcus Fenix (Karl City is an efficient shout, however solely as a result of Karl City is an absolute chameleon), however the remainder of the cast I feel 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.