From voicing a Bear in the recently released Dolittle movie starring Robert Downey Jr. to joining the cast of Fast and Furious 9 to shooting an undisclosed role in James Gunn’s Suicide Squad, WWE star John Cena has been quite busy as of late and it would appear 2020 is shaping up to be the actor’s breakout year.
During a recent interview with Collider’s Steve Weintraub, the WWE star turned actor sat down to discuss the soft-reboot of the upcoming Suicide Squad movie and what it was like meeting Gunn for the first time:
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“When I watch Guardians, immediately I’m connected to these people and I walk away with a certain takeaway from that movie. It has nothing to do with the preconceived notions of the comic book characters. I watched the movie for the movie and I enjoy it. I’m also a storyteller at heart. I got to go out there on a nightly basis in WWE and entertain Birmingham, Alabama and make them want to believe that they want to see a WWE title switch or that so-and-so hates so-and-so or whatever story we’re trying to put together for that night. So I tip my cap to a great storyteller. James is a writer and a developer and he has great vision.”
The 17 time WWE champion went on to express how incredibly impressed he is by the director’s dedication to the craft.
“You want to go to work with people who jump out of bed every day and want to go to work. [Gunn] is the epitome of that. He cares so much about what he’s doing and I think especially when he’s put in a position to write, develop, and do this by his rules essentially. He chose the franchise. He kind of dictated his terms and now he’s really betting on himself and I hope everybody enjoys seeing it as much as we’re enjoying making it because it’s awesome.”
Who do you think Cena will play in Gunn’s upcoming Suicide Squad movie? Are you more looking forward to watching Suicide Squad or Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3? Let us know in the comments below.