John Cena Reveals He Wanted To Play This DC Character That Places Him In Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s Universe

Published 07/15/2023, 7:30 AM EDT

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From ring to silver screen, he has won our hearts with his versatility. John Cena, a name synonymous with the electrifying world of professional wrestling, has proven time and again that his talents extend far beyond the squared circle. From his charismatic presence in the WWE to his seamless transition into the realm of acting, Cena has cemented his status as a versatile performer.

Making his debut in the glamor industry back in 2006, the 46-year-old not only broke free from the constraints of being typecast but also showcased his diverse talents. And slowly, one of the best WWE wrestlers in the world also championed the quips of the acting industry, even landing himself a superhero role. Yes! We are certainly talking about his titular character in HBO Max’s Peacemaker. However, it seems like his wish resides with something else.


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The Peacemaker alum apparently revealed his wish to play Shazam back in 2022. Cena talked about it to Josh Hurwitz in an interview on his Happy Sad Confused Podcast. Notably, Zachary Levi bagged the role back in 2019 and also reprised the role in the 2023 sequel, Shazam! Fury of the Gods. Meanwhile, Cena’s series still continues to be a hit amongst the American fandom.


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The strange thing now is, not only the former rapper cum wrestler but even fans think he would make a great Shazam.

Fans agree that John Cena would have made a great actor for this superhero role

While some say they agree with Cena that he would make a great Shazam, others say a fight between Cena’s Shazam and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson will be awesome.

While one fan speculates that Shazam vs. Black Adam would be part 3 of this.

Another fan also said, “Hollywood truly dropped the ball there.”

Meanwhile, some share the fan art they have created portraying John Cena as Shazam.

Another fan said they would have watched the movie if John Cena played the role

Meanwhile, some also appreciate him as the Peacemaker. Another one said they already fan-cast him as Cena because he plays the character of Cena himself.


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Yet another person said, “Would’ve been an upgrade over the BFF of Jeremy Boreing.”


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Do you also think John Cena would portray the character in a better way? Do let us know in the comments below.



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