First, they made a name for themselves in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Additionally, they transitioned from fighting in the ring to performing on movie sets, which shows that learning scripts in the WWE also has its relevance in the film industry.
Both stars are now vested in acting. Johnson, who took the first leap to change career paths, is now one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood, having starred in tons of action blockbusters. Cena is also doing quite well and is currently the lead in HBO’s series “Peacemaker.”
Having starred alongside Johnson in the WWE, Cena wishes to rekindle those extraordinary moments if the showrunners will bring in the “Black Adam” star for a cameo in the “Suicide Squad” spinoff series.
John Cena Talks Up A Possible Dwayne Johnson Feature
Season one of “Peacemaker” recently ended with rapturous praise from fans and critics. The showrunners had already renewed the series for a sequel, and fans expect to get new characters when the show finally debuts in the future.
One of the many additions that have come across fans’ minds is a feature from “Jungle Cruise” star Johnson. The actor is a fan favorite for his muscular physique, dashing looks, and most of all, his acting talents which he displays alongside his knack for comical retorts with his co-stars.
Cena recently addressed the rumors of a Johnsons cameo in an interview with People magazine. He mentioned how working with Johnson would be an experience he’d want to have, pointing out that everything is possible in the DC world. Even as the leading man, the Peacemaker actor claims he had no creative power to make that happen. However, he believes it would be a delight for spectators.
His statement read, “I’ll say the same thing every time with possibilities in the sort of universe… it would be an honor and a privilege to be able to perform with him. I think there still is a passionate marketplace that wants to see him in. But I’m sorry, man, that’s just not my choice, so I don’t know. It’s so far beyond me. It’s beyond what I’m able to control.”
John Cena Knows The Decision To Bring On Dwayne Johnson Is Out Of His Hands
Cena understands that the decision to bring on his former wrestling colleague lies wholly in the hands of the showrunners and Johnson. For such a feat to happen, several discussions will need to take place for both parties to figure out a deal in line with the timeline of the upcoming sequel.
With fans already discussing the possibilities of getting “The Rock” in the show, one can only imagine the ripple effects that would spawn from seeing the former WWE stars share the screen. For starters, a showdown between the two heavyweights is likely to result in higher streaming numbers, which in turn would keep the big bucks coming in for the showrunners.
John Cena Feels Glad That ‘Peace Maker’ Is Getting A Sequel
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Whether a Johnson feature will happen or not, Cena is delighted about reprising his role in season two of “Peace Maker.”
“Well, it’s a tremendous feeling,” Cena said to People about the show’s renewal. “Any time you make something for the entertainment of others, a lot of times, it’s a real tough balancing act. A lot of folks enjoy it, and we got the traction we did on HBO Max, and we get the audience we did, especially with social interaction we had with Peacemaker, and that’s a really good feeling.”
Cena further credited director Gunn for his stellar skills as he steered the show’s production across the entire eight-episode package. With Peacemaker season 1 surpassing expectations from all corners, it is safe to assume that HBO HB0 will allow the producers even more leeway to explore the universe of this hilarious, violent anti-hero.
After 2021’s The Suicide Squad, Season 1 of the action-comedy continues with Cena’s Christopher Smith on a new task to repel an extraterrestrial incursion. Newcomers Leota Adebayo (Danielle Brooks) and Clemson Murn (Chukwudi Iwuji), as well as returning players Emilia Harcourt (Jennifer Holland) and John Economos, are assisting him (Steve Agee).
In season one, the storyline also explored the eponymous character’s relationship with his father, Auggie Smith, a.k.a. White Dragon (Robert Patrick), as well as setting the stage to dive into the lives of the new characters.
The upcoming sequel will have eight episodes, all written and directed by Gunn, serving as the only current significant detail about the second series. Gunn is now working on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3; hence it’s doubtful he’ll make any official announcements about season 2 until the end of the project.