‘Gears of War 4’ Comic-Con Panel Teases Movie

Henry Gilbert
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Games Comic-Con

Today’s Gears of War 4 Comic-Con panel unveiled some enticing information, which comes as a surprise after the huge showing at E3 earlier this ear. On top of bringing some new information about the game, series director Rod Ferguson was being pretty tight lipped about news until one of the fans in the Q&A portion asked about a possible Gears of War film.

When Rod was asked about any new information on a Gears of War movie, many expected Ferguson to stay silent about the subject. Instead, Ferguson more or less said that while he’d had no information in the past, things had changed recently. While Rod wouldn’t say anything specific, Ferguson said he’d have something very interesting to reveal soon. So, who thinks this means that we’ll see a Gears of War film announced before Gears of War 4’s release date? And if we did see a new Gears of War film to come from the studio, would it feature the Fenix family or the Gear soldiers, or would it dive into brand new territory for the franchise? We’re excited to find out.

Also at the panel, it was revealed that character actor Jimmy Smits will be playing the new character, Oscar Diaz. Additionally, Ferguson at first wouldn’t reveal what the “D” middle initial for Marcus Fenix’s son stands for. At first he just said, “play the game,” to the question, but Marcus’ voice actor John DiMaggio wasn’t having that. The veteran actor channeled his iconic role of Bender, hastening the audience to chant “We Want The D!” and “Give Us The D!”

Graveyard from the Gears of War 4 Comic-Con Panel

Rod Ferguson ultimately gave in and revealed what many had assumed. Marcus Fenix’s son has the middle name of “Dominic” as a tribute to his fallen brother in arms. So that’s one little secret you can sit on until the release of Gears of War 4 on October 11.

Henry Gilbert
Henry Gilbert is Senior Games Editor at Fandom. He's worked in the gaming press since 2008, writing for sites as diverse as GamesRadar, IGN, and Paste Magazine. He's also been known to record a podcast or two with Laser Time. Follow him on Twitter @henereyg.
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