A ‘Duke Nukem’ Movie Starring John Cena On It’s Way?
John Cena is in talks to star in Paramount’s “Duke Nukem” movie, a big-screen version of the long-running video game franchise. The project is set up at and operated by Michael Bay, Andrew Form, and Brad Fuller. No director or writer is attached yet.
Duke Nukem first appeared in the 1991 video game, developed by Apogee Software, wearing Ray-Bans and sporting a sweet, sweet flat-top haircut. Fighting aliens to save planet Earth by using his gargantuan physical strength and knowledge in firearms. He’s appeared in 19 video games!
Film franchises from the same creators include “The Purge,” “Ouija,” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”
Cena made his name as a WWE star before starting another career as a movie actor more than a decade ago with “The Marine” in 2006. His credits include “12 Rounds,” “Legendary,” “The Reunion,” “Trainwreck,” “Sisters,” “Daddy’s Home,” “Daddy’s Home 2,” and “The Wall,” along with voicing the lead character in the animated comedy “Ferdinand.”
Cena is starring with Hailee Steinfeld in Paramount’s upcoming Transformers prequel “Bumblebee: The Movie,” with Bay producing.