John Cena continues to land movie roles, his latest being a role in the new Suicide Squad film from the DCU, as confirmed by director James Gunn.
We're not sure if this is Suicide Squad 2 or just another film with many of the same characters, but a list of the biggest names in Hollywood action films were displayed across Gunn's twitter page Friday as he confirmed a number of roles for the upcoming film. Among them, WWE Superstar John Cena.
The movie looks to have hired almost everyone as over 20 actors were listed by name, Cena's coming closer to the front as the names were listed in alphabetical order. Cena is accompanied by stars like Idris Elba (MCU and Hobbs and Shaw), Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy), plus Jai Courtney, and Margot Robbie who were both in the first film.
While not official, Cena is expected to play the role of DC Comics character Peacemaker. He'll join Robbie and Courtney who will return as Harley Quinn and Captain Boomerang from the 2016 movie. Gone are Will Smith and others, thus adding characters became important for the film to actually call this group a 'squad".
Gunn is also back having been the writer and director of the first film. It didn't receive much in the way of critical praise but it did do well at the box office making it profitable enough for a second film to become somewhat of an easy decision.
Cena Continues to Work, Just Not In WWE
Cena will be seen in the film as early as August 6, 2021. The question for WWE fans is how much, if at all, will Cena show up in wrestling between now and then? As he continues to succeed in Hollywood, he's doing less and less with professional wrestling.
WWE must be proud to have created another crossover star, but they could certainly use his name recognition as they move to new networks and go head-to-head with Monday Night Football.