WWE Legend John Cena Interested to Work in Marvel’s Fantastic Four

Published 08/30/2021, 10:03 AM EDT
DAYTONA BEACH, FL – FEBRUARY 21: John Cena speaks to the media during a press conference prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series DAYTONA 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 21, 2016 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Sarah Crabill/NASCAR via Getty Images)


John Cena loved playing a superhuman-Esque heroic character in WWE. Although he is not a full-time wrestler in the company, Cena continues to play heroic characters and his next target is the Marvel Cinematic Universe aka MCU.

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Cena’s latest Hollywood venture was playing Peacemaker in the Suicide Squad. The movie did great at the box office and Cena‘s character got a show of his own.

Meanwhile, MCU has planned to reboot the Fantastic Four series following their buyout of 20th Century Fox. As the castings will soon begin, Cena has expressed his wish to star as ‘The Thing.’

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In a recent interview with Esquire, Cena went to promote his latest film ‘Vacation Friends’. He was asked if he would play the iconic hero from the Fantastic Four.

“I would consider most any-thing,” Cena revealed. “I think keeping yourself open to options and different perspectives is a good way to go about life. This would simply be a thing that I would consider because I like to keep my perspective open to new things.”

Previously, Michael Chiklis and Jamie Bell played the character of The Thing aka Benjamin Jacob Grimm. The Thing is noted for his rocky appearance, sense of humor, wit, and trademark battle cry “it’s clobberin’ time!”

Next up, he was asked if the fans will ever get a DCEU and MCU crossover. To this, Cena said he had no idea as he was “a noob.” But it all depends upon the fans.

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John Cena understands why Dave Bautista would not work with him and The Rock

Another pro wrestling legend and MCU actor, Dave Bautista, recently made the headlines as he revealed he would not work with former colleagues Cena and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.

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Cena reacted to this and said he understands where the former world champion is coming from. “Dave has worked so hard on his craft. And he is so dedicated to his characters. And really wants to put forth a body of work that gives him his own identity. I one hundred percent understand that,” Cena believes.

He called Bautista, “one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet and one of the most generous guys you’ll ever meet.” The 16-time world champion again clarified that he does not have any animosity towards Bautista and vice versa.

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Would you like to see Cena in MCU or DCEU? Let us know in the comments below.

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Angana Roy

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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