Actor-wrestler John Cena
is circling a role in the upcoming Suicide Squad
sequel. According to sources, Cena is in talks to join actors Idris Elba
and Margot Robbie
in the follow-up to 2016's Suicide Squad
, reports variety.com. Robbie is set to return as Harley Quinn and Jai Courtney
is back as Captain Boomerang.? It was first reported that the studio Warner Bros
decided to have Elba play a brand-new character instead of taking on Deadshot, a character portrayed by actor Will Smith
in the first film.?
It's currently unknown who Cena and Elba will be playing.James Gunn
will write and direct the movie. It is scheduled to hit the theatres on August 6, 2021.
The film will mark Cena's first comic-book role. Cena made his foray into acting after years as one of the top WWE
(World Wrestling Entertainment
Cena's latest big-screen roles include Blockers
, alongside Leslie Mann
and Ike Barinholtz