Over the past decade, WWE superstar John Cena has successfully parlayed his wrestling fame into a film career, starring in action films like The Marine (2006) and 12 Rounds (2009), as well as showing his comedic range with hilariously memorable performances in the 2015 comedies, Trainwreck and Sisters.
Could Cena's next role be playing the title superhero in 20th Century Fox's feature film adaptation of Mark Millar and Leinil Yu's Superior comic book series? If that decision was solely up to Millar, he would.
"Just watched Amy Schumer's Trainwreck, and It's my fave comedy in YEARS," Millar tweeted. "John Cena [is] so funny in it. I literally just requested him for SUPERIOR."
Superior, a seven-issue series that was published between 2010 to 2012, is about Simon Pooni, a young, athletic boy diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The wheelchair-bound boy is forced to deal with his dramatically new life until an alien monkey grants him a wish that allows him to become a superhero; however, things aren’t as they seem. The alien monkey turns out to be a demon and gives Simon the unenviable option to either sell his soul and remain a superhero or keep his soul and return to his former body.
Currently, no director is attached to Superior. The script is being written by Brandon and Phillip Murphy (Transference). It's being produced by Matthew Vaughn (Kingsman: The Secret Service) and Tarquin Pack.