The Suicide Squad’s John Cena says he’s ready to fight former WWE competitive, Dwayne’ The Rock’ Johnson, in a DC Extended Universe movie. Best known for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, writer/ lead James Gunn is creating a very different group of eccentrics to the DCEU via The Suicide Squad on August 6th. As a sequel and spiritual reboot to its 2016 equivalent, The Suicide Squad welcomes strangers to Task Force X, including Cena’s “douchey Captain America, ” Peacemaker.
As seen in many promotional material, Peacemaker doesn’t care how many “men, females, or children he needs to kill” in the name of peace, justice, and the American way. Both Cena and Gunn are clearly having a lot of fun with the character as Cena has been wearing his apparel everywhere, and Gunn helmed a Peacemaker prequel/ spinoff series–which will premiere on HBO Max in early 2022. It would seem that Warner Bros. is cementing Peacemaker as a part of the larger, albeit, incompatible DCEU, despite Gunn not knowing The Suicide Squad’s plaza within it.
In an interview with ComicBook, Cena said he fantasizes a DCEU confrontation between his Peacemaker and Johnson’s Black Adam is inevitable. While admitting his person doesn’t genuinely stand a chance against Black Adam, Cena said he’d love to fight his former co-worker on-screen down the line. Read Cena’s full response when asked about a possible clash below 😛 TAGEND
“You know me. Ready, willing, and able. And rebutting the phone whenever it peals. I’m good, ” said Cena. “I think that the commotion is starting to build with love, whether you talk about the conversation of Fast, or you talk about now the DC Universe. I don’t want to say we’re on a crash course and it’s inescapable. I want to, because I’m a supporter. But we’ll determine. We’ll construe what happens. Tell me what he says.”
Cena recently wrap filming on Peacemaker and Johnson finished Black Adam earlier this month. On exceed of that, Cena represented Dominic Toretto’s( Vin Diesel) long-lost brother in F9: The Fast Saga, a dealership Johnson helped to revive but has since left behind. Johnson has been attached to the role of Teth-Adam/ Black Adam long before Cena ever positioned a lavatory seat on his head. As an Egyptian slave who is granted superpowers by the ancient wizard, Shazam, Black Adam is one of DC’s most powerful reputations. Initially, Johnson’s character was supposed to cameo in Shazam! but he will instead be included in the ancestry film set for a 2022 release.
Peacemaker will explore its titular character’s origin story as well. Given Gunn’s previous announcements considering The Suicide Squad’s death toll, Cena’s observations augur well for his character’s survival. As Cena and Johnson’s professions appear to be on a collision course, it’s certainly easy to imagine Peacemaker and Black Adam( briefly) butting abilities. While the former is all about peace, the latter has a history of being a tyrant. However, both reputations kill at will. Black Adam’s antics will lead to an encounter with the Justice Society of America and presumably spearhead a new period for the DCEU, whether his cinema is in relation to the SnyderVerse or not. Johnson has previously conveyed a desire to fight Henry Cavill’s Superman–who would prove a much fiercer, yet less humorous dissident than Cena’s Peacemaker.
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