Earlier this week, an image posted by wrestler John Cena stoked speculation that the actor could step into the role of Captain America following actor Chris Evans' potential departure from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now, comics creator Rob Liefeld has shared an image of Cena as Captain America, making use of one of his most infamous pieces of art in the process.
The image, which the artist posted on Instagram, features Cena's head photoshopped onto Liefeld's infamous rendering of Captain America, which is often critiqued and ridiculed for its bizarre anatomy. Liefeld wrote, "So, is this really a thing? Rumors of [John Cena] as Cap huh? Those are big pecs to fill!"
As it stands, Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) are set for their own Disney series, and theorists speculate that one of them will take up the shield and become Rogers' successor, just like in the comics. If Cena does end up getting the role, it's certainly a move from Marvel Studios no one would have seen coming.
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