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The creator of the popular shoot-em-up game Gears of War is revealing that when it comes to casting for the upcoming Netflix film that was just announced, his heart is completely aligned with fan demands.
Fan-favorite pick Dave Bautista was named specifically by Cliff Bleszinski as his top choice for portraying the lead character, Marcus, as well as “a Latino actor for Dom, dammit.”
Bleszinski, the former Epic Games video game designer who helped develop the Unreal and Gears of War series, went on to explain how Carlos Ferro, the original voice actor for Dom, was cast in the role. It turns out, Bleszinski playing Splinter Cell and being disgusted by the stereotypical accents of the Latino characters in the game is what inspired him to find someone who can be more subtle.