After lobbying on Twitter to take part of the Gears of War movie, along with Terry Crews, Dave “Batista” Bautista finally has the chance to don Marcus Fenix’s suit in Gears 5.
The former WWE superstar will be available as a multiplayer character after WWE’s Clash of Champions pay-per-view event on September 15. Considering that Guardians of the Galaxy’s Drax has been lobbying to play Marcus Fenix in the Gears of War movie (which has been supposably stuck in development hell for a decade), Batista’s character makes a bit more sense than Terminator as far as crossovers go.
Here’s what Rod Fergusson, Gears 5 director, had to say about Dave’s participation:
“Adding Batista to Gears 5, we started with the fantasy of ‘Batista as Marcus,’ putting Batista into Marcus’ armor, and starting with Marcus’ script. Then we added elements of “The Animal” Batista into his voice performance and onto his look by adding his signature Hollywood shades to his character. Batista was great in the booth and I can’t wait for Gears and Batista fans alike to stomp some Swarm as The Animal.”