At first glance, John Cena is a bit of a physical enigma. The man has the upper body of a Silverback gorilla, but legs of a 12 year old boy in middle school. Still, it hasn’t’ stopped people from recognizing his small talent for acting. He’s been in recent movies such as Sisters (staring Amy Poehler and Tina Fey) as well as Trainwreck (starring Amy Schumer). In fact it was his role in Trainwreck where he played Steven, a gym addict who dated Schumer’s character, which has recently caught the attention of writer, Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, Kingsman: The Secret Service) who has requested that Cena be in his upcoming adaptation of Superior.

Millar took to Twitter to express his feelings about Cena. Here is what he had to say,

Superior is quite an interesting tale. It’s about a boy named Simon who suffers from multiple sclerosis. One day, he’s granted a single wish from an alien monkey and is then transformed into Superior. As the story goes, it turns out the monkey is actually an evil demon and in order stay as Superior, he has to sell his soul. The monkey, of course, makes the same kind of deal with another child who has bullied Simon, but the deal is to become his arch nemesis. Of course, he accepts and begins to destroy the planet. Now Simon must decide if he is willing to give up his soul in order to stop his nemesis from destroying the planet.

The adaptation has been in development for quite some time. Matthew Vaughn has been tied to the movie since the beginning as a producer. Earlier today, Millar once again took to Twitter to announce that Vaughn is still set to produce along with some other info.

There’s no word as to who will be directing, but it looks like things might be a go for the project. Cena’s had quite an annoying reputation as a wrestler with the WWE for the main fact that the man never seems to lose to anyone. However, he does seem to have a knack for comedy and his acting skills aren’t terrible. He does have a chance to practice it every week in front of thousands in sold-out arenas and on television. He’s not Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, but it looks like this might work out in the end.

For now enjoy a sample of Cena’s work from Trainwreck:

Source: Movieweb

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