WWE Superstar John Cena is in negotiations to star in the big-screen adaptation of Duke Nukem, the 1990’s video game franchise about a politically-incorrect cigar-chomping alien killer on a mission to save Earth. The Hollywood Reporter was first to report the story.
The Duke Nukem movie is being produced by Paramount’s Platinum Dunes, the studio run by Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller.
Cena has worked with Paramount a few times already, having appeared in the Daddy’s Home franchise and the upcoming Bumblebee ‘Transformers’ spinoff produced by Bay.
Twitter users seem split on whether or not we need a Duke Nukem movie, but agree that John Cena is a great choice to portray the burly action hero.
John Cena has been scaling back his involvement with WWE over the past year as he takes on more movie and television hosting jobs.
Below, you can check out a Twitter Moment curated by Twitter regarding the news of John Cena in talks to play Duke Nukem on the big screen: