While he's best known for his work in the wrestling ring as a WWE Superstar, John Cena has started to come into his own as an actor, starring in three comedies last year, Trainwreck, Sisters and Daddy's Home. Mark Millar, whose comic book creations include Kick-Ass and Kingsman: The Secret Service, took to Twitter to reveal that he recently watched Trainwreck, and was so impressed with John Cena's work he just "requested him" for his upcoming adaptation Superior, which has been in the works for quite some time. It seems this superhero request may actually pay off as well.
Mark Millar sent out his first message praising John Cena on Twitter this past Saturday. This resulted in several fans praising this potential casting in return, since the wrestler/actor bears a resemblance to the comic book superhero. Here's what Mark Millar had to say on Twitter this past Saturday.
"Just watched @amyschumer's Trainwreck & it's my fave comedy in YEARS. @JohnCena so funny in it I literally just requested him for Superior."
The Superior adaptation has been in the works for several years, with our first report coming back in 2011, when the project was being developed alongside another comic book adaptation, Kingsman: The Secret Service. We reported in April 2014 that the project was moving forward at 20th Century Fox, with an unknown writer developing the script, and Matthew Vaughn set to produce. Earlier today, Matthew Vaughn took to Twitter to reveal that not only will a new script draft of Superior be delivered this week, but a director has been lined up, and John Cena may in fact be interested in the role.
"New draft for Superior script this week, Matthew producing & a perfect director lined up. Thanks for the follow, @JohnCena. Let's do this!"
While John Cena following Mark Millar on Twitter certainly isn't an iron-clad confirmation that he will star in Superior, it may indicate that he is at least interested in the role. The story centers on a 12-year-old boy suffering from multiple sclerosis, who makes a wish to become a powerful superhero that is surprisingly granted. With a script and a director reportedly in place, we may hear an official announcement regarding Superior in the near future. Until then, take a look at Mark Millar's tweets below.
I love this! https://t.co/XAiSB8jqRG— Mark Millar (@mrmarkmillar) September 26, 2016
New draft for Superior script this week, Matthew producing & a perfect director lined up. Thanks for the follow, @JohnCena. Let's do this!— Mark Millar (@mrmarkmillar) September 26, 2016