In case it wasn't obvious enough, Cena stars as Peacemaker in James Gunn's The Suicide Squad. The film, out Friday (Aug. 6), follows a set of misfit supervillains currently locked away at Belle Reve prison as they form Task Force X to invade the island of Corto Maltese and fight all enemies residing there.
The cast's star power is overwhelming:
The Suicide Squad is an unofficial sequel to Suicide Squad, which was directed by David Ayer, though he has recently vocalized his displeasure with how the 2016 movie turned out and tweeted "the studio cut is not my movie":
Cena addressed that while on the red carpet:
Does John Cena think Warner Bros. should #ReleaseTheAyerCut? "It's in a company's best interest to listen to their audience. If it's in demand and they've got it, why not?" https://t.co/5e63TZotMw pic.twitter.com/c2oHx3VODz— Variety (@Variety) August 3, 2021
While Cena's Peacemaker character is new to the Suicide Squad universe—as are Idris Elba's Bloodsport and Pete Davidson's Blackguard—Margot Robbie reprised her role of Harley Quinn and Viola Davis returned as Amanda Waller.
Cena has also been filming Gunn's forthcoming HBO Max spin-off series Peacemaker.
Watch The Suicide Squad's official trailers below.