Fans of Gears of War, Guardians of the Galaxy and the WWE can now rejoice because in Gears 5 Dave Bautista is unlocked, prepared for everyone to play. In a live-action film or TV series, the actor himself was clamouring to play Marcus Fenix. But there was some confusion about how to unlock the personality in Gears 5 and the steps to unlock it. The excellent news is it’s simpler than you might think.
Not the newest, might be toughest
Anyone who plays Gears 5 between September 15th and October 28th will unlock Bautista, but he’s not exactly a new character — he’s a skin for Marcus Fenix in a clever nod to the actor’s movie campaign.
This is just the next step for the actor to achieve his self-proclaimed “destiny” and play Marcus Fenix on the big screen in a Gears of War movie, but even he himself knows its a long shot. The actor responded to a fan campaign requesting a live-action project, and he proclaimed that there’s no momentum on it moving forward.
Batista takes on social media
“They’re listening. And they could give AF!” Bautista said on social media, “but thank you for the support. Believe me when I say I’ve tried everything to make this happen.”
“While the movie remains in development, The Coalition didn’t want any more time to go by without giving Batista a chance to don the armor, which he wore for as part of an upcoming WWE Network promotion for Gears 5,” they wrote. “According to those who were there, the armor which was created to match the specifications of the game, ‘fit him perfectly.'”
Studio head Fergusson expresses hopes
The studio head Rod Fergusson said that he has high expectations for the movie. “In order for the movie to be successful, it has to be a great movie first and a Gears movie second,” said Fergusson. “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.'”