James Gunn's The Suicide Squad Has Its Sights Set on John Cena

WWE Superstar-turned-actor John Cena is reportedly in talks to join Warner Bros. and James Gunn's The Suicide Squad.

According to Variety, Cena is being eyed for an unknown role in the upcoming reboot. However, the outlet reports that Warner Bros. had no comment on Cena's involvement (or lack thereof).

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The Suicide Squad, a reboot of 2016's Suicide Squad, has been steadily beefing up its cast with both new and old faces. Viola Davis, Jai Courtney and Joel Kinnaman are expected to reprise their roles as Amanda Waller, Captain Boomerang and Rick Flag, respectively. Meanwhile, Idris Elba, who was initially in talks to play Deadshot, will apparently play an entirely new character.

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As far as which member of Task Force X Cena could play, earlier reports suggest the film will also include Ratcatcher, King Shark, Polka-Dot Man and Peacemaker. That being said, the jury's still out on which, if any, of these relatively unknown DC characters the face of WWE could catapult to superstardom.

Written and directed by James Gunn, The Suicide Squad is set to hit theaters on August 6, 2021.

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