Bautista made the announcement himself on his personal Twitter account via video, featuring him wearing armor from the “Gears of War” franchise. The deal will see a digital avatar of Batista as a playable character in the game from Sept. 13-Oct. 28. Bautista comes to “Gears 5” in lead up to the upcoming WWE event “Clash of Champions” later this month.
The digital avatar is a response to fans of the series requesting Bautista to appear in the upcoming
Gears of War
movie that is currently in development. The
Guardians of the Galaxy
actor has previously been fan casted as one of the series protagonist Marcus Fenix. In a 2018 interview withIGN
, Bautista called the potential part a “dream role.”
“Adding Batista to ‘Gears 5,’ we started with the fantasy of ‘Batista as Marcus,’ putting Batista into Marcus’ armor, and starting with Marcus’
The new “Gears 5” character comes following a similar “Fortnite” deal
with actor Keanu Reeves which brought the
character into the digital battle royale game.
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