John Cena's Rumored 'Suicide Squad' Role Revealed

A report dropped earlier today that teased WWE superstar and actor John Cena is in talks to join James Gunn's upcoming The Suicide Squad movie, and it seems we now have an idea of who he will be playing. Variety's Justin Kroll reported the initial news, but he recently added a few more details regarding who Cena could be playing. The film will feature a number of new characters joining the cast of lovable rogues and villains, and evidently, Cena could be playing the role originally meant for Batista.

That role would be the character of Peacemaker, and while Kroll couldn't outright confirm it could very well end up being the case. Warner Bros. hasn't confirmed Cena is officially a part of the movie, but playing the role of Peacemaker does make a lot of sense if you think about it, though we also wouldn't mind seeing him as Ratcatcher or Polka Dot Man either.

"Couple things I forgot to add on this:

First this was the role originally intended by for Bautista but due to his massive work schedule, he had to pass.

Also I couldn't confirm but believe Cena would be playing Peacemaker in the film"

Peacemaker first appeared in Charlton Comics in the 1960s, and later was acquired by DC Comics as part of their purchase of the Charlton Comics catalog. His real name is Christopher Smith, and he excels at hand to hand combat as well as a variety of weapons. He's essentially a slightly different take on Rick Flag, so if Kinnaman doesn't return Cena could very well fill that void.

Gunn was brought on to direct the relaunch as it's being described after being fired from Disney's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, though that has since been reversed and he is now directing both features. His work on The Suicide Squad will take precedence though, as that was part of his agreement with Disney since he had already committed to it.

This is great news for fans of the Suicide Squad. While David Ayer's previous movie delivered some great characters and impressive box office, some weren't happy with the overall product. Now Gunn, who has a knack for blending comedy with superheroes, will work his magic on this already impressive cast of characters.

The Suicide Squad hits theaters on August 6th, 2021.

So, who do you want to see Cena play? Let us know in the comments!



Have you subscribed to ComicBook Nation, the official Podcast of, yet? Check it out by clicking here or listen below.

In this latest episode, we look at all the reveals from Star Wars Celebration, talk Disney+, discuss the return of Game of Thrones, and so much more! Make sure to subscribe now and never miss an episode!