He's all outta gum and could be the live-action face of Duke Nukem. The one and only John Cena could become the man who kills aliens and doesn't afraid of anything while spouting one-liners and smoking a chunky cigar.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, John Cena has entered into negotiations with Paramount to play the lead role in an upcoming film adaptation of the classic gaming franchise.
More details beyond Cena's possible involvement are scarce. Platinum Dunes, Michael Bay's company, is set to produce the movie, but no director has been attached quite yet. The company previously worked on the Purge films and the modern incarnation of the Ninja Turtles. On top of that, no writer has been attached to the project, which means that the script for the adaptation of the 27-year-old franchise is still up in the air.
All of that means that Cena's casting would be entirely based on the actor's chiseled chin and past association with Paramount. He appeared in Daddy's Home 2 and is slated to play a prominent role in the upcoming live-action Transformer's spin-off film titled Bumblebee.
Is this good casting or would John Cena be a poor choice? Let us know what you think!