The Gears of War movie is finally real

Gears of War Movie
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What you need to know

  • Today is the 16th anniversary of Gears of War.
  • To celebrate the occasion, Netflix has announced the company has partnered with The Coalition to adapt the game series into a live-action feature film. 
  • Additionally, an adult animated series is in the works.

Marcus Fenix and friends are officially hitting the big screen! Well, I guess technically any screen that's compatible with Netflix. 

Gears of War is one of Microsoft's flagship shooter franchises for Xbox and PC. Gears 5 is one of the best-looking games on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, owing to The Coalition's next-gen enhancements, and fans have long wondered if the characters from the universe could eventually make it to TV screens beyond games. We now have a definitive answer to that! 

As a celebration of sixteen years of Gears of War, the video streaming giant announced its plans to partner with current developers The Coalition to adapt the beloved third-person shooter franchise into a live-action feature film.

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As it stands, there aren't an enormous number of details confirmed regarding the project. However, Netflix has revealed that an adult animated series will follow shortly after the release of the Gears of War movie. Dave Bautista of WWE and Guardians of the Galaxy fame has notoriously voiced his interest in performing in a Gears of War media project in the past. Will Dave Bautista get his chance to make Marcus' do-rag shine? For now, we'll just have to wait and see! 

Microsoft has a range of media projects in the works right now revolving around some of its key franchises. The Fallout TV project is coming to Amazon Prime Video, while Grounded is getting a show of its own slated for Netflix. We're also getting a second season of the Halo TV show on Paramount, and a Minecraft movie developed by Warner Bros. 

Miles Dompier is a Freelance Video Producer for Windows Central, focusing on video content for Windows Central Gaming. In addition to writing or producing news, reviews, and gaming guides, Miles delivers fun, community-focused videos for the Windows Central Gaming YouTube channel. Miles also hosts Xbox Chaturdays every Saturday, which serves as the Windows Central Gaming weekly podcast.