The tradition of the WWE franchises pursuing a career in Hollywood is not something new. The former cornerstones of the company like The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Hulk Hogan and more starred in the movies in the past. The Rock is now considered as the biggest box office star in the United States of America to many.
John Cena has also followed the path of his predecessors which was quite expected. For the past few years, he has picked up the nag of doing at least a couple of movies apart from his WWE career. This earned him a tag of a ‘part-time’ player that gets away from the company when Hollywood calls him.
At this time, the Cenation Leader has bagged a bigger role according to the reports of The Hollywood Reporter. He will be playing a lead role in the upcoming Transformer franchise movie. It will be a spin-off from one of the most successful fantasy-based movie series which was named, BumbleBee.
Paramount Pictures will be presenting the movie and slated a December 21st, 2018 release for this one. It is going to be the same day when Warner Bros. much-anticipated movie, Aquaman will also be released. So, it is going to be a bigger clash on the box office during the end of the year.
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John Cena was seemingly very excited to be featured in a project which could be the biggest for him, till date. Until now, he has stumbled with small endeavours in his Hollywood career. This might turn out to be the much-needed break through that he is looking for.
Nothing was confirmed regarding the exact role of the 16-time world champion. He will be joining a younger star cast with the likes of Hailee Steinfeld, Jorge Lendeborg, Jason Drucker, Abby Quinn, Rachel Crow, Ricardo Hoyos and Gracie Dzienny.
The source has given a hint of the storyline from the movie and it is as follows:
“On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.”