Zack Snyder certainly has ample experience directing action-heavy properties, so “Gears of War” would be right up his alley. And considering he has such a massive fanbase, plenty of people would check out Snyder’s adaptation even if they never played the video games. Cliff Bleszinski also supports Dave Bautista playing the role of Marcus Fenix, saying that the former pro wrestler not only has the physical presence to embody the character but has demonstrated his range in projects like “Blade Runner 2049” and “Knock at the Cabin.”
Adding intrigue to this idea, both Snyder and Bautista have expressed interest in “Gears of War.” Snyder spoke with IGN about possible projects he has in the works, to which he mentioned, “We’ve talked about a bunch of … ‘Gears’ has always come up in our sort of circle. I was always interested in the ‘Halo’ franchise … They of course kind of made that, but it was something I always thought could be incredible.”
A “Halo” series is already a thing on Paramount+, but Netflix’s plans for “Gears of War” remain vague, though Bautista told Collider he already took a crack to make it a reality. “I had a chance to get a meeting at WB, they were talking to me about this and that and I said, ‘Hey, let’s talk about Bane.’ That happened to me one other time in my career. They wanted to talk to me about ‘Fast and the Furious,’ and I said ‘I’m not interested, let’s talk about [‘Gears of War’ character] Marcus Fenix.” Considering Snyder and Bautista worked together on “Army of the Dead,” with Bleszinski’s blessing, could the stars align to make the franchise creator’s dreams a reality?