Is ‘The Suicide Squad’ Star John Cena Teasing Valiant Comics Role?

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The Suicide Squad star John Cena shared a new photo on social media potentially hinting at a future Valiant Comics role.

John Cena is set to step into the world of comic book films with James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, in which the wrestler-turned-actor will play a currently undisclosed role. However, John Cena recently shared a photo suggesting a potential role in Sony’s Valiant Comics Cinematic Universe.

On his official Instagram account, John Cena shared a photo of Valiant Comics’ hero X-O Manowar, the alter-ego of a warrior named Aric from fifth-century Europe. In Valiant Comics lore, X-O Manowar is abducted by an alien race known as the Vine and later vows to save his people after gaining possession of a sentient X-O Manowar armor that increases his strength. Unfortunately, John Cena did not include a caption to offer insight into the meaning behind his post, though it certainly has fans wondering if he at least being considered for the role of X-O Manowar in the Valiant Comics cinematic universe, which launched last month with the release of Vin Diesel’s Bloodshot.

Check out Cena’s post below.

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The first Suicide Squad followed a team of supervillains who were recruited by the government for a dangerous black ops mission in exchange for reduced sentences. The ensemble cast included Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and Jared Leto as The Joker. However, James Gunn is expected to deliver on the fresh take on the Suicide Squad in his upcoming movie.

Written and directed by James Gunn, The Suicide Squad stars David Dastmalchian, John Cena, Jai Courtney, Joaquín Cosío, Nathan Fillion, Joel Kinnaman, Mayling Ng, Flula Borg, Sean Gunn, Juan Diego Botto, Storm Reid, Pete Davidson, Taika Waititi, Alice Braga, Steve Agee, Tinashe Kajese, Daniela Melchior, Peter Capaldi, Julio Ruiz, Jennifer Holland, Viola Davis, Idris Elba, Margot Robbie, and Michael Rooker.

The Suicide Squad will be released in theaters on August 6, 2021.

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