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‘I can’t make this any easier’: With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Being Dave Bautista’s Last MCU Movie, He Eyes Marcus Fenix Role for Netflix’s Gears of War Franchise

'I can't make this any easier': With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Being Dave Bautista's Last MCU Movie, He Eyes Marcus Fenix Role for Netflix's Gears of War Franchise

Marvel star Dave Bautista is a well-known name in Hollywood. After retiring from his wrestling career, the WWE star started acting with The Man with the Iron Fists in 2012. Throughout his career, he starred in several films. However, the actor is popularly known for his role in the MCU. The Army of the Dead star plays Drax the Destroyer in MCU’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Except for the movie series, Bautista reprised his role in Infinity War and Endgame.

Dave Bautista
Dave Bautista

He would also appear in the upcoming threequel of the Guardians of the Galaxy. The film will follow up the adventures of Guardians after the events of Endgame. It is expected to be the last edition in the series and the last time Dave Bautista will reprise his role in the MCU. The actor has already started expressing what he wants to do following Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3

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Dave Bautista Wants to Play Marcus Fenix in Gears of War Movie

Netflix recently announced a live-action adaptation and an animated series based on the popular game series Epic Games, Geras of War. Fans, who have been eagerly waiting for this adaptation, have already shared their opinion about which actor should play the role of the protagonist, Marcus Fenix.

Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista has been fan-cast as Marcus Fenix for a while. And with his MCU journey ending with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3, the actor has expressed what he wants to do next in his acting career.

Dave Bautista wants to play Marcus Fenix in Gears of War
Dave Bautista wants to play Marcus Fenix in Gears of War

Dave Bautista shared a video on his Twitter page, making his pitch for the role of Marcus Fenix in Gears of War. The My Spy star had the trooper Armor from the Xbox game series and captioned the post as, “I can’t make this any easier.”

This comes after the streaming platform announced the movie and the animated series. The Final Score star has been one of the top choices to play the role. Other actors who have been fan-cast as the legendary war hero include stars like Vin Diesel and John Cena.

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Netflix Announced the Gears of War Movie And an Animated Series 

Earlier this week, the streaming giant Netflix announced a number of projects based on the popular game Gears of War. It includes a live-action adaptation film along with an animated series.

Gears of War is to be adapted into live-action project by Netflix
Gears of War is to be adapted into the live-action project by Netflix

Gears of Wars follows a Delta Squad, engaged in a war with a race of genetically altered humans. Marcus Fenix, a retired gear soldier from the Coalition of Ordered Governments army, led the Delta Squad in a war against the Locust Horde.

The Netflix adaptation is expected to follow the same story as the game. The film and the series will be produced in partnership with the game developer The Coalition. 

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It would not be the first video game adaptation on Netflix, as the streaming platform already has a number of video game adaptations under its name, including Assassin’s Creed, Sonic Prime, BioShock, and more. Netflix has not revealed when the series will officially be released. 

Dave Bautista
Dave Bautista

Dave Bautista has earlier joined the fifth installment of the game series, Gears 5, where he was playable in the game’s multiplayer modes as a character skin. The Spectre star is currently set to star in the upcoming threequel of the Guardians of the Galaxy. 

Other than the MCU movie, he is also set to star in Knock at the Cabin, which is set to release on 3 February 2023.

Source: GameFragger

Written by Laxmi Rajput

Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.