Terry Crews Wants To Star in The GEARS OF WAR Movie With Dave Bautista
As you know, Dave Bautista has been been gunning for the role of Marcus Fenix in the Gears of War movie. He recently explained that he’s tried everything he possibly can to star in this movie, but there’s been no movement on any kind of casting.
Now Terry Crews wants in on the action! When a fan suggests that the two actors star in the movie together, Terry Crews, who would make a perfect Augustus Cole, said, “Damn. I like this. I like this very much. He then followed it up with a separate tweet that featured a photo of himself with Bautista together.
These actors would be great, but known Hollywood and how they work, I wouldn’t be surprised if they hired a group of younger actors to play the characters. Like how Sony cast Tom Holland to play Nathan Drake in the Uncharted movie.
The movie is being written by Avatar sequel screenwriter Shane Salerno. Gears of War co-creator Rod Fergusson also previously talked about the film, saying that it "would not be based on any particular game but instead be a new story set in the universe. That universe is the fictional planet of Sera, where a squad of beefed-up commandos living in a bombed-out postapocalyptic society battle swarms of alien creatures called Locusts." He also said:
“In order for the movie to be successful, it has to be a great movie first and a Gears movie second. Basically the way that we sort of reconciled that was, we said, ‘oh the movie should be an alternate reality. It should not be dependent on the game story, nor should it influence the game story.’
“I've heard of other franchises who come with this really large story Bible and this really sort of, here are all the rules now go and deal with 700 pages of how you live in our world. When we did it, we were two pages. I was like, ‘Here's two pages of thou shall nots and recommendations.’ We want people to have the freedom to have new ideas and to take things differently.”
The movie will still feature certain characters from the games that are familiar to fans. As a fan of the Gears of War franchise, I’m curious to see how this film comes together. It could be such an epically badass film! I really hope they don’t screw it up.