John Cena Hints At Playing Doctor Manhattan In ‘Watchmen’ Series

WatchmenWith the Watchmen TV series currently in development over at HBO, fans have been wondering who might be cast as some of those iconic characters. Now, an iconic wrestler-turned-actor might be throwing his hat in the ring.

John Cena has been dropping hints over on Instagram the last couple weeks, first posting a picture of the Watchmen logo, and this week sharing some fan art showing him as the great Doctor Manhattan.

You can check it out for yourself in the post below:

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If Cena were to actually play the comic book character after this social media tease, it would mark the first major dramatic role for the wrestler, who’s cinematic resume has up to this point mainly consisted of action and comedic turns.

What do you think of this? Are you excited at the possibility of John Cena taking on the role of Doctor Manhattan? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news regarding the Damon Lindelof Watchmen adaptation and other HBO and DC Comics television series.

No release date or cast has been announced yet for HBO’s Watchmen series.

Source: Instagram

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Comic Book Characters Green Arrow Black Widow Batman R-RatedLogan and Deadpool have shown studios that R-Rated superhero movies can succeed. Sure, Watchmen and 300 kind of proved that same point in 2009, but now both Marvel and DC have said R-Rated movies are a possibility. Audiences are tired of so many comic book movies featuring similar plots, so opening more projects to the potential of being R-Rated makes it possible that different, mature stories can be told.

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  • Maxi Iroh

    Why? Why ? Why? Liam Neeson in DarkMan kind of “Why?”.
    This could never happen

    • Doge

      AND HIS NAME IS JON OSTERMAN!!!!!!

  • Austin Braun

    Being as serious as I can, I think he’d be much better as the comedian.

  • Leo Atrox

    Um. This is considered a “dramatic” role? Dr. Manhattan isn’t dramatic at all. He experiences every part of his life all the time, all at once, resulting in near total desensitization; which manifests itself in a lack of emotional expression similar to “schizoid personality disorder.”