We don’t have to wait long for the next installment in the F&F franchise to hit the theaters. The next movie featuring John Cena portraying the role of Dom’s brother will be a massive blockbuster judging by impressive numbers for the trailer premiered during the Super Bowl. People definitely loved it and watched it over 600 million times across all platforms.
What many professionals and casual fans are really interested in is whether we will actually see Han alive and well. Another huge topic for discussion is John Cena’s appearance as Jakob. For many fans, it is actually a crime that this action star with a huge background in WWE took so long to finally become a part of the, arguably, the biggest action franchise aside from comic book movies.
It seems a no-brainer move to get Cena on the set of the F&F franchise. While it is hard to argue that he has big shoes to fill after joining the franchise, as many speculate, instead of Dwayne Johnson, we still think that him portraying Jakob is a big win for the movie.
John Cena’s wrestling career is quite important
While many professional wrestlers managed to get a big fandom and created big career opportunities for themselves in the entertainment industry, only several wrestlers became long-lasting movie stars and high-caliber entertainers. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is seemingly the only example of a wrestling star becoming a Hollywood A-lister.
John Cena is slowly becoming one after starring in multiple relatively successful action flicks. The sad part is this amazing wrestler whose career in the ring spans two decades did not land an appearance in a lasting franchise like the MCU or F&F. Well, it changed and the invisible wrestler is about to become a permanent, hopefully, addition to the F&F cast. His personality was liked by many and hated by an equal amount of fans of WWE. However, it was hard to argue that his ability to create a lot of hype was valued by the corporation.
John Cena’s movie portfolio is huge!
While he is not the biggest Hollywood star, his acting chops have been improving ever since his first appearances in direct-to-video features produced by the WWE corporation. He managed to grab some attention from general moviegoers after his acting gigs in Trainwreck and Sisters. Later, he decided to try voice acting in a moderately successful Ferdinand. His big screen-test was Bumblebee released in 2018 where he was the main villain and gathered a lot of praise from both critics and fans of the franchise.
With an upcoming role in The Suicide Squad to be released in 2021, John Cena seems like a very valuable asset for any Hollywood studio that wants to add a little bit of hype to the movie.
The match made in heaven
John Cena is a massive individual with big muscles and a perfectly squared jawline. With his ability to put on an angry face and look menacingly on-screen, Cena is a superstar made to be a part of a franchise about tough guys. It is a shame that he was not included in the ensemble of the series previously. Now, fans of the F&F franchise don’t have to imagine how John Cena would look like staring in the face of Vin Diesel. They will see it!