John Cena Reacts to Those 'Suicide Squad' Casting Rumors

BENTONVILLE, ARKANSAS - MAY 11: John Cena speaks at the FitOps panel at the 5th Annual Bentonville Film Festival  on May 11, 2019 in Bentonville, Arkansas. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for Bentonville Film Festival)
5th Annual Bentonville Film Festival - Day 5 | Tasos Katopodis

In the past several weeks, DC Entertainment has been abuzz with news--between Robert Pattinson’s casting in Matt Reeves' The Batman and the release of the first poster for the upcoming Wonder Woman sequel, the franchise has been especially active. Though it’s further off, the enthusiasm for James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad has also been growing, with rumors beginning to trickle in about its cast. This week, the subject of one of those rumors, John Cena, spoke on the film.

Per CBR, Cena spoke with TheWrap on the film, tacitly hinting at the rumors of his casting but not saying anything definitely. The film, he said, “would be a tremendous opportunity for growth,” adding that “You have to get everything buttoned up before you can make it official, I don’t want to say anything … I will just say that if that opportunity presents itself, then I will be very grateful to take it.”

In the past several years, Cena has become increasingly involved in film, for instance appearing in Blockers and Bumblebee and being cast in the upcoming Fast and Furious 9. If Cena’s remarks are any indication, he may soon be adding The Suicide Squad to that list.

Considerable casting buzz has surrounded the film in anticipation of its 2021 release. While Margot Robbie and Jai Courtney, who respectively played Harley Quinn and Captain Boomerang, are set to appear in the new film, Marvel alums Idris Elba and Benicio Del Toro are also believed to appear in undisclosed roles.

As for us, we’re excited to see whether or not Cena will appear in The Suicide Squad--although the previous Suicide Squad film wasn’t exactly a resounding success, we have high hopes for the star-studded team on this one.