Cena attends 'The Suicide Squad' premiere in character
John Cena arrives at The Suicide Squad world premiere held at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, Calif. Sipa USA

John Cena attends 'The Suicide Squad' premiere in character as Peacemaker

John Cena and Peacemaker, one in the same.

The 44-year-old actor and newly revived professional wrestler arrived to Los Angeles' Regency Village Theatre for The Suicide Squad premiere Monday night (Aug. 2) "dressed for the occasion as Peacemaker":

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:

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.

Megan Armstrong (@megankarmstrong) is a writer with previous work appearing in places such as Billboard, Bleacher Report, GQ and others. She's most interested in writing about people and how they live their lives, through the framework of music, entertainment and sports.

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