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John Cena Reportedly In Talks Over Role In Suicide Squad Sequel

John Cena is in line for a role in the sequel to Warner Bros.' Suicide Squad, according to a report from Variety.

The publication quotes a source who claims that the WWE superstar is in talks to join Idris Elba and Margot Robbie in the follow-up to 2016's Suicide Squad.

Variety previously reported that Elba would be playing a brand-new character and not Deadshot, who was played by Will Smith in the 2016 movie but it is still unclear who he will show up as. The same goes for Cena, who shockingly brought the Dr. of Thuganomics back to WWE for WrestleMania earlier this month.

Robbie will be returning as Harley Quinn while Jai Courtney will be back as Captain Boomerang; however, Smith won't be featuring in this one. Warner Bro has given no comment to date.

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The original film starred Smith, Robbie and Jared Leto and turned out to be a box office hit, making $746.8 million worldwide.

The sequel is set to go into production this fall and is expected to be in cinemas by August 2021.

Should Cena land a gig, it will mark his first comic-book role. The wrestler is no stranger to acting, having made his debut way back in 2000 in Ready to Rumble. His career really took shape when he starred in 2006's The Marine. Since then, the 46-year-old has gone on to appear in several films, with the most recent being comedy Blockers and Transformers spinoff Bumblebee.

Last year, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson revealed that Cena will be starring in The Janson Directive, an upcoming film based on Robert Ludlum's 2002 novel.

As for his WWE career, Cena continues to work as a part-time star with WWE but has left fans feeling pretty excited after prescribing a dose of nostalgia at WrestleMania.

What This Means

Cena appears to be following The Rock's footsteps, with both men rising to fame as wrestlers then making forays into Hollywood.

It would actually be pretty cool to see him play a role in the next Suicide Squad. Let's keep those fingers crossed.

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