WATCH: WWE Legend John Cena Stars in the Latest Fast and Furious Movie

Published 04/15/2021, 8:00 AM EDT


John Cena has quickly become Hollywood’s hottest property in the past couple of years. The sixteen-time World Champion ditched his brightly coloured shirts and jean shorts for the big screen. His success in movies like Bumblebee, Trainwreck and Daddy’s Home has led to his biggest role yet.

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John Cena to star in F9

ATLANTA, GA – OCTOBER 31: John Cena wins his match against the Miz at the WWE Monday Night Raw Supershow Halloween event at the Philips Arena on October 31, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Moses Robinson/Getty Images)

The leader of the Cenation will appear in the ninth installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise. John Cena portrays Jakob Toretto, the brother of Dominic Toretto, the chief character of the franchise. Jakob is a master thief, an assassin, and a high-performance driver.

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Jakob lived in Dominic’s shadow his entire life and has now partnered with his brother’s enemy Cipher, played by actress Charlize Theron. Cipher is the antagonist of the movie and is a cyber-terrorist. She and Jakob will work together to take out Dominic along with the rest of his allies.

This is Cena’s biggest role yet, and it will put him in the upper echelon of blockbuster action movie stars. Cena’s former rival and WrestleMania 28 & 29 opponent Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, who portrayed Luke Hobbs, will not be a part of Fast and Furious 9.

Also starring in this movie are Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Sung Kang, and Helen Mirren. Jason Statham, who played Deckard Shaw, will also not appear in this movie. The movie will be in theatres June 25th, 2021 onwards.

Cena’s other upcoming projects

Apart from the Fast and Furious movie, John Cena appears in a couple of other monumental projects. One of them is a huge role that’ll launch Cena as a household name in a particular movie genre.

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Cena portrays superhero Peacemaker in the upcoming DC Studios’ The Suicide Squad. He will star alongside Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, Sylvester Stallone, and Viola Davis.

He also features in Project X-Traction, which will also feature the legendary Jackie Chan. Cena will also star in the comedy movie Vacation Friends, alongside Lil Rel Howery, Yvonne Orji and Meredith Hagner.

There is also a Peacemaker television show touted for 2022, and the sixteen-time World Champion will return to portray the role. With these enormous projects, it is unlikely that Cena will return to the ring soon. However, he continues to entertain fans whether it’s in the ring or on the big screen.

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Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

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