CliffyB has suggested that Epic's blockbuster action series - Gears of War - was originally supposed to be far more serious in tone than it eventually became.
"I didn't always make these dude-bro games at Epic," he said. "The intent was to make [Gears of War] a lot more Band of Brothers and take it a lot more serious."
According to Bleszinski, though, the issue was that Epic hadn't done a story-led game in a while, and when it came to the concept art, the "hulked out" Marcus Fenix was apparently too cool for the studio to ignore. But he'd like to one day move towards a more serious tone.
"If we get around to ever doing more Gears games, I hope we can continue to drift back more towards a Christopher Nolan type dialogue as opposed to a Tim Burton or Joel Schumacher Batman," Bleszinski said. "But that's way down the line."
Bro, we think that'd be off the chain, dude! [IGN]