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Marcus Can Dance?

Near the end of 2008, film animator Tal Peleg made a video with one of his favorite game characters, Marcus Fenix from Gears of War. Tal’s career consisted mainly of film, feature animation and VFX. Soon after this video was made, Tal made the jump to games, working on Dead Space 2. He then joined Naughty Dog as a Senior Cinematic Animator. The video was a big hit here at Epic, so we decided to post it for Gears of War Fans.

Tal said, “Around fall of 2008 I rigged and animated this to the track of UT3’s “Go Down” (3DSmax). It wasn’t very intuitive to animate with unfortunately, but I thought it reached a fairly presentable point. Seems like it meshes well as Marcus dances to one of the more awesome techno tracks of the Unreal universe.”

Marcus Fenix Dancing from Tal Peleg on Vimeo.


    • https://www.facebook.com/people/Aaron-Peck/100000764283605 Aaron Peck

      That should have been longer, I was actually enjoying that!

      • https://majamaki.com/ Terry Majamäki

        Agreed, that was classic, it should have gone for the whole song.

      • Oscar Cornejo

        Headshoot! ask the locust i think they got
        Marcus xD nice video!

    • https://www.facebook.com/Deathbringerrr Billy Icon Skovran


    • https://reflectzyn.com K.L. Smith


    • https://www.facebook.com/LoN3.WoLf.4EvEr Sergio Negrete

      LOL Marcus rules!

    • https://www.facebook.com/ricardo.dalcim Ricardo Dalcim

      Crazy shiiiit! LOL

    • https://profile.yahoo.com/UVOPGLN4IIYYJ2XNMNTGW4EERQ Morris

      That was funny AF….lol

    • https://www.facebook.com/DanteAzraelDaFirenza Dante Azrael Da Firenza

      from Mexico: Mierda, Crap

      • Alejandro

        from Mexico: Eres un pendejo que no aprecia el trabajo de los demas…. tipico mexicano que si no lo hace el, no sirve, mierda tu comentario

    • Rzarector


    • https://www.facebook.com/InvaderZig Sergio Vicente Naguiat


    • Crates

      Hahah his head getting popped off at the end was hilarious!

    • MGPowers

      Thats awesome shit right there!!!

    • https://www.facebook.com/people/John-Mack/1604017838 John Mack




    • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=640280959 Pauline Parsons

      lol his head popped at the end! xD

    • dan

      the air drumming is awesome. delta squad in a band please

    • DragonEmperor

      Man I would love a like club level where if you idle this happens…. Oh so very much.

    • WordizBond

      lol dope!

    • Pgirl

      That was Awesome!

    • ii SuperlVlan

      anyone want to play gow 3 sometime hit me up gt ii SuperlVlan for the m its 2l’s and a v in the middle of em hope to see some invites

    • D. Baird

      Make another one with Cole!

    • Number 73

      LOLOL, holy CRAP! This is so much WIN!… Or should I say… Epic? ….. okay that was lame. Still love this!!

    • Kemetqueen

      Love this! Marcus hides his emotions so well, so to see him tearing it up to a club mix is awesome! I have read the Gears of War books and trust me, even Anyan Stroud would love to see this out of Marcus. :) Next Delta Squad with Hoffman. 26 RTI invincible forever!

    • https://twitter.com/xomer Ehecatl Xomer Perez

      jajajaja so cool

    • KNetz

      This should have been done to the Cole Train Rap from the end of GoW 1.

    • https://www.facebook.com/MissMeghan117 Meghan O’Dowd


      if put together = Perfection.

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    • https://www.facebook.com/liam.guest.737 Liam Guest

      I enjoyed that :’)

    • https://www.facebook.com/abel.monreal Abel Monreal

      Oh SNAP there goes the HEADSHOT! Like it when he drums and spanks the air..LOL

    • dolanpl5

      He should have been dancing to Do My Dance by Tyga

    • Alabastard

      This should be a GoWJ Easter egg where AI Marcus just starts boogying.

      • Alabastard

        Well… ‘Cept that he’d likely be a cameo, considering Marcus might not be found in the game otherwise (apart from the Young Marcus playable charry).

    • https://www.facebook.com/sailorv.venus.73 Sailor V Venus

      hahahaa down ass foo!

    • https://twitter.com/NephilV Neph

      Love it! Love it even more that Epic shares fun stuff with these.

    • https://www.facebook.com/shannazombie Shanna Day


    • https://www.facebook.com/ShannoStein Shannon Voigt

      I’m still cracking up about this… lmao. Of coarse I wouldn’t think getting hit in the crotch with that plate would feel so hot, awesome dance moves or not xD