Dave Bautista auditions for the Gears live-action movie on Twitter: ‘I can’t make this any easier’

  • November 12, 2022

Netflix announced earlier this week that it’s making a live-action Gears of War film (opens in new tab), and the predictable response from far and wide was, “Get Dave.” That would be Dave Bautista, former wrestler and current actor, who many fans think would be perfect for the role of Gears hero Marcus Fenix. Among those fans is none other than Bautista himself.

It’s no surprise that Bautista wants in. He said in 2019 that he’s “tried everything” to make a Gears movie happen, and he actually appeared in Gears 5 as himself—which isn’t as much of a stretch as you might think, because he’s one of the few people on the planet who is actually physically shaped like a COG soldier. He bears more than a passing resemblance to Marcus Fenix, too.

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It’s been a few years since Gears 5, and Bautista’s acting career has blossomed (opens in new tab): He’s had notable roles in Blade Runner 2049 and Dune, headlined a big-budget zombie flick on Netflix (which sucked, but he was good), and found a fun home in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Drax the Destroyer.