[Update] The Actor Who Plays Cole In Gears Of War Would Like To Reprise His Role In The Next Entry

by Kyle Hilliard on Jul 08, 2014 at 04:55 AM

Update: Lester Speight, who played Augustus "Cole Train" Cole in the Gears of War games, recently addressed a tweet implying he would be returning for the next entry in the series.

Speight's previous tweet seemed to say he had been contacted about appearing in the new Gears, but a recent tweet denies that chalking everything up to a misunderstanding.

It looks like we're back to square one with figuring out who and what will be happening in the next Gears.

Original story:

We don't know much about what's next for Gears of War, but a recent tweet from the actor who plays Augustus "Cole Train" Cole, hints that his character may be involved.

Lester Speight played Cole in Gears of War, its two sequels, and its prequel Judgment. In the tweet you see above, a fan asked Speight if he had received a call about the new Gears, to which he simply replied, "Yup!"

We know developer Black Tusk Studios is working on a new Gears title after Microsoft acquired the rights from Epic Games, and studio manager Rod Fergusson recently jokingly teased the image you see below, but other than that, what's in store for the next Gears game is still pretty much a mystery. We included the game on our list of titles we expected to see at E3 this year, and were surprised to see absent.

[Source: @lesterspeight, via CVG]


Our Take
Speight's tweet is light on details, not even offering much worth getting excited about. With so little known about the next Gears of War, however, even this tiny little morsel is interesting. If Speight is returning as Cole, one assumption we can make is the the next Gears probably won't be a reboot with all new characters and actors. Hopefully we'll learn more soon.