John Cena keeps getting work in Hollywood and from the sounds of a report by Variety, he could have another project in the works. This time, he’s rumored to be joining the cast of “Suicide Squad 2.”
The sequel to the financially successful but highly-trashed original, 2016’s “Suicide Squad” will star Idris Elba and Margot Robbie, along with potentially Cena. There has been no report or futher detail on which character he might play.
This will be another big-ticket film for Cena who starred in Bumblebee last year and just finished filming “Playing With Fire,” which is set to release on Mar. 20, 2020. The first DCU filmed grossed $746.8 million worldwide but landed a score 27% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Cena is also set to star in The Rock’s new project “The Janson Directive.”
What Does This Mean For WWE?
This is just another booking that will likely keep Cena away from WWE for a while. With a growing movie career, he’s got no reason to show up for WWE all that often, choosing to do so only for the love of the industry and for big events like he did two weeks ago at WrestleMania 35.
Expect filming to keep him out of the wrestling ring for quite some time and if his comments on returning as the Doctor of Thuganomics tells you anything, he seems ok with playing a smaller role moving forward and letting the WWE Superstars who are putting in the full-time work get the main time on the company’s shows and pay-per-views.
Warner Bros. has made no comment on Cena’s involvement and James Gunn will write and direct the sequel, which is expected to go into production this fall. The film hits theaters on Aug. 6, 2021.
Here’s to hoping it’s better than the first film.