John Cena joins 'Fast and Furious' franchise: Details here
Earlier, it was Dwyane "The Rock" Johnson who kicked some hardcore action in Fast and Furious franchise and rose to prominence for his role as Luke Hobbs. Now, another wrestling champion John Cena, who needs no introduction, will be seen in franchise's ninth installment alongside Vin Diesel. Notably, rumors were rife that Cena was called by the team, and finally, he is in.
Cena tells why he joined the franchise
Cena has played a pivotal role in shaping the international wrestling industry. In an interview, he revealed that that franchise's action-filled narrative compelled him to join the team. "It really is a tremendous opportunity," said Cena. Moreover, he loves cars and his craze for them will also be fulfilled since the franchise is all about customized roaring engines spinning some action.
Earlier, Vin Diesel dropped a hint about John's appearance
In fact, in a recent enigmatic post, Vin Diesel dropped a hint about Cena's appearance in the movie and sent fans in a frenzy. In the video, Cena (who wore a blue suit) made his iconic hand gesture that he makes during his wrestling matches. This was enough to start conversations about his role. However, his character has not been revealed yet.
After teasing fans, Cena put out a tweet confirming rumors
Cena, who is also a part-time rapper, took to Twitter to share the news. "For nearly 20 years, the Fast Franchise has entertained fans and created some of the biggest cinematic moments in history. It's an incredible honor to join this franchise and this family," he wrote in the tweet. Fast and Furious 9 is set to be released on May 22, 2020.
Cena is honored to join 'Fast and Furious'
For nearly 20 years, the Fast Franchise has entertained fans and created some of the biggest cinematic moments in history. It’s an incredible honor to join this franchise and this family. https://t.co/7GFzDsX8sl— John Cena (@JohnCena) June 7, 2019
Taking a look at Cena's cinematic background
On his part, Cena is no stranger to cinema. His appearances in movies like The Marine (2006), 12 Rounds (2009), Trainwreck (2015), Ferdinand (2017), Blockers (2018), and Bumblebee (2018), have been really promising. A few months ago, it was also rumored that he would be seen in DC'S Suicide Squad 2. According to a report, he could be playing the role of Peacemaker.
Cena will add to the craze of 'Fast and Furious'
Fast and Furious is one of the most celebrated franchises of all time. It is laced with espionage, illegal street racing, police chasing, and heists. The first installment released in 2001 and turned out to be a massive success at the box office. Though many actors were associated with the franchise, Vin Diesel and Paul Walker (who died in 2013) stole hearts of moviegoers.