It looks like John Cena could be suiting up for James Gunn’s upcoming soft reboot of Warner Bros. and DC’s Suicide Squad, if Variety is to be believed.
Cena would be joining returning Suicide Squad cast member Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney and Viola Davis. The wrestler-turned-actor would be one of the fresher faces to the franchises, alongside Idris Elba. Details on which comic book character either actor will be portraying are not yet known.
If confirmed, Suicide Squad would mark Cena’s first comic book movie, though he’s no stranger to big-budget tent poles . Last year, Cena had a starring role in the Transformers film Bumblebee alongsite actress/singer Hailee Steinfeld.
This could be John Cena’s biggest break yet. Fellow wrestler-turned-screen actor Dave Bautista was a relative nobody in Hollywood before James Gunn took him on as Drax the Destroyer in his Guardians of the Galaxy films. Now Bautista is continuing to land gigs in some of the most prestigious projects, including Spectre, Blade Runner 2049 and the upcoming Dune reboot. There is a real chance that we could see the same thing happen to Cena, who is already a more prominent performer than Bautista was when he first teamed with Gunn.
What do you make of this news? Are you excited to see what John Cena does in a comic book role? Or would you rather see James Gunn go with a more seasoned talent? Sound off in the comments below and let me know your thoughts!