Getting rid of his role as a peacemaker in The suicide squad, John Cena would be an excellent choice to play The Thing in Marvel’s upcoming Fantastic four restart. As of now, Cena has not appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but now that he is part of the DCEU and the Fast & Furious franchise, it’s just a matter of time before he gets into this blockbuster franchise too. While there is a lot of debate about who should play Reed Richards and Sue Storm in the movie, there hasn’t been enough talk about Cena possibly playing Ben Grimm, aka The Thing.
Of course I am far from the first to suggest John Cena for the role. His name is common among Marvel fans who have been doing fantasy casting on social media for a long time. In 2018, famed digital artist BossLogic emerged as one of the first supporters of Cena in the MCUs Fantastic four reboot by releasing the wrestler’s fan art as Ben Grimm. The artwork also featured John Krasinski as Reed Richards aka Mister Fantastic, Emily Blunt as Sue Storm aka Invisible Woman and Zac Efron as Johnny Storm aka Human Torch.
Unfortunately for the fans who want to see Emily Blunt cast as Invisible Woman, the star of A quiet place rumors recently concluded that she was in talks for the role. Appear on The Howard Stern Show this week A quiet place Part II, Blunt was asked about the rumors, and if it were true, she would play Sue Storm. Not only does she quash the rumor, but the actress even admits that she doesn’t like superhero movies, and it would take a particularly exciting character to entice her to sign up.
“That’s fan casting. Nobody got a call. Those are just people saying, ‘Wouldn’t that be great?'” Blunt explained. “I don’t know if superhero movies are for me. They don’t fit my alley. I don’t like them. No way … It’s exhausted. We’re inundated – it’s not just all the movies, it’s the endless TV too.” shows. “
Blunt added, “It’s not to say I would never want to play one, it would just have to be such a cool thing and a really cool character, and I’d be interested.”
We can assume that Cena would be more open to appearing in something like this Fantastic four than Blunt. In August he will appear in The suicide squad as Peacemaker, a role he will play in his own spin-off series from James Gunn on HBO Max. Cena has also teased his potential casting as the Spider-Man villain Sandman by sharing fan art of him as the character. He hasn’t made his debut in the MCU yet, but after Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) stepped down as Captain America in Avengers: Endgame, Cena even offered to play the next Captain America.
“If it’s out there, if the people of Captain America are listening, and you’re watching there right now, then I’ll totally do it. I’ll totally do it,” Cena said on Ellen in 2019. “I think I would be a good Captain America. And I’ve already ruined everyone’s childhood, so it can’t get any worse.”
The next Captain America film continues with Anthony Mackie taking on the mantle, so Cena’s desire to take on that particular role may not have been intended. But if he was this happy about coming to the MCU, chances are he’s open to playing another Marvel superhero like The Thing. Perhaps many of his fans might be joking about how they only get three of the Fantastic four when the reboot arrives as Cena gets the part, but all jokes aside, he seems pretty perfect for the role.
No release date has been set Fantastic four, but we won’t see it until 2023. As for the future for Cena, he can be seen as a peacemaker when The suicide squad premieres in theaters and on HBO Max on August 6, 2021. The amazing fan art above comes from BossLogic.
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