James Gunn continues to impress with his new recruits for The Suicide Squad. First he brought in Idris Elba, and now he’s about to introduce an even bigger physical presence.
Variety reports that none other than John Cena is in talks to join the DC film. There’s no word which character Cena would be playing, or if he’d part of the main team or going against them, but either way, he’s a fine addition to a cast that’s also expected to feature the returning Margot Robbie and Jai Courtney.
The Suicide Squad is being described as more of a reboot than a sequel to the 2016 David Ayer hit—but considering it’s bringing back anyone at all, one has to assume there will be some kind of connection between the two films.
As for Cena, he has yet to appear in a superhero movie universe, though he’s is coming off a turn in Bumblebee and will soon play a spy in The Janson Directive, produced by Dwayne Johnson. You have to wonder if Johnson, who will eventually play Black Adam in the DC Universe, had any hand in bringing his fellow wrestler-turned-actor into the fold.
The Suicide Squad hits theatres August 6, 2021.