Dave Bautista Talks Fighting For Gears Of War Movie Role – “This Is What I Love”
Dave Bautista is well-loved as Drax the Destroyer in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy. The former wrestler and current actor has since gone on to portray a variety of different roles in film including the upcoming movies Army of the Dead, Dune, and more. The actor has shown interest in joining a few other projects, most recently campaigning to play Bane, the longtime Batman villain in DC Comics. However, the actor has also been very keen on playing a certain character from the Gears of War franchise over the years, Marcus Fenix.
A recent interview with Bautista saw the actor talking about different characters he has an interest in playing, with a portion of the discussion explaining the actor’s interest in DC’s Bane. Bautista explained that there are certain types of characters that he just latches onto, with one of his most passionate being Marcus in a live-action Gears of War film. Regarding the role, he recalled a talk with Universal where they offered the actor a role in the Fast and Furious franchise. However, Bautista instead tried to pull the conversation to the Gears of War movie saying, “I’m not interested, let’s talk about Marcus Fenix.”
“I don’t mean to offend anybody,” he recalled of his discussion with Universal. “I’m not putting down anything else. I’m just saying this is way more interesting to me. I don’t want to pretend like I’m actually interested in something I’m not when there’s something I’m actually really excited about that you guys have under control. Like, would you consider me for that?”
“I’m not trying to step on anybody else’s toes or disrespect anybody else. I’m just saying this is what I love, man. I’m seriously passionate about this. I’d do a good job for you guys on this.”
Dave Bautista mentioned that at the moment, his desire to portray Marcus Fenix “hasn’t panned out,” though who’s to say what the future could hold. Ever since a prospective Gears of War movie has been in the works, the actor has been campaigning for the lead role and did so through numerous avenues over the past few years. While the film doesn’t look to be happening soon, game developer The Coalition semi-granted Bautista’s wish last year by recasting him as Marcus in Gears 5.
What kind of characters would you like to see Dave Bautista play? The actor certainly has the right physicality to play Fenix in a live-action Gears of War film and has the ability to be quite the performer in a variety of different roles, including rough-and-tough types as well as more performance-driven roles. Let us know your thoughts on seeing Bautista as Marcus Fenix in a Gears of War movie and more in the comments section below. As always, don’t forget to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter for 24/7 coverage of all things gaming and entertainment.
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