Dave Bautista, former WWE star known for playing Drax the Destroyer in Guardians of the Galaxy (among many others), is actually a fan of Gears of War and Marcus Fenix.
Dave Bautista wants to play Marcus Fenix in a movie. In fact, the actor has been badgering the rights holders for a while to try and get them to cast him.
This unlikely fandom was revealed in an interview Bautista gave to Gamespot, where he also said it would be a dream role for him.
"I've been pursuing Gears of War for YEARS now… Marcus Fenix is absolutely a dream role." pic.twitter.com/p9iSLA9TcD
— GameSpot (@gamespot) June 5, 2018
Microsoft and Universal Studios have been trying to make a Gears of War movie for a while. It was initially planned as a trilogy, but since 2009, the project went nowhere.
I could definitely see Bautista playing old man Fenix, the version seen Gears of War 4. That would certainly make a lot more sense than young boneheaded Fenix of the original trilogy.