Gears of War Netflix movie: Everything we know so far

A still from Gears of War

Here’s everything we know about the Gears of War movie on Netflix, including any release date and trailer updates, cast, plot, and more.

The time has come to pick your Lancer Assault Rifle back up. Netflix is adapting Gears of War into a feature-length movie, marking the franchise’s transition into live-action for the first time.

Gears of War made waves originally back in 2006 and proved to be a flagship franchise for Xbox players around the world.

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Netflix has got the task of delivering a faithful recreation of the franchise, so if you’re looking for any and all information on the Gears of War movie, we’ve got you covered.


Is there a Gears of War Netflix movie release date?

Currently, there isn’t an official release date for Netflix’s Gear of Wars movie.

Announced on November 7, 2022, according to Netflix “the iconic video game is heading to streaming, with a live-action film adaptation and animated television series both in the works. Get ready for war.”

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Is there a Gears of War Netflix movie cast?

As the movie is in the early stages of pre-production, a roster of cast members has yet to be announced.

However, this hasn’t stopped fans of the franchise from fan-casting their own choices. Even the franchise’s creator, Cliff Bleszinski, is a fan of casting Dave Bautista as Marcus Fenix.

The movie will be penned by Jon Spaihts, the screenwriter behind Denis Villeneuve’s Dune as well as Prometheus and Doctor Strange.

“Gears of War is one of the all-time great action games, with vivid characters, a beautifully designed world and a combat system that drives home the lethality of war and the importance of standing by your squadmate. It wants to be cinema, and I’m thrilled to have the chance to help that happen,” he told Tudum.

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It will also be produced in partnership with The Coalition, the developer behind the Gears of War games.  “We’re thrilled to partner with Jon and the Netflix team to bring Gears of War to life,” the video game developer said.

“Jon is a master storyteller with a talent for creating epic science-fiction universes and he truly loves Gears of War. We couldn’t ask for a better partner to honor our franchise and deliver an authentic story to our fans.”

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Gears of War Netflix: Are there any plot details?

The official synopsis reads: “Gears of War follows the Delta Squad, a ragtag crew of infantry members locked in mortal combat with the Locust Horde, a monstrous race of genetically altered humans from the underground.

“Led by disgraced sergeant Marcus Fenix, the crew faces off against their enemies on the increasingly hostile planet of Sera.”

We’ll be updating this article when new developments happen, so to be sure check back in with us.

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