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Wrestler and actor John Cena is reportedly in talks to join the cast of writer/director James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, according to Variety.
The role Cena is reportedly in talks for has not been revealed. The cast already includes Margot Robbie, reprising her role as Harley Quinn, and Idris Elba, who was originally slated to take Will Smith’s place as the assassin Deadshot from the first film, but will now play a different unnamed character instead.
Cena would not be the first wrestler cast by Gunn in a comic book role. Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Dave Bautista had a long career in the WWE alongside Cena, and recently appeared in a match at Wrestlemania.
The Suicide Squad has a projected August 6, 2021 theatrical release date.