Transformers, the Sci-fi action film franchise, that seems to be on the downhill lately, has managed to rope in WWE champion star John Cena to play a pivotal role in their next film based on Bumblebee which is reportedly a spin-off on the character and will be presented as a prequel set in 1987. With the last film in the Transformers franchise ‘The Last Knight’ failing to impress audiences and garnering several negative reviews, when it released on June 21 this year, the producers are looking to gain some advantage by casting John Cena who has a reasonably huge fan following owing to his wrestling career.
This will not be John Cena’s first acting stint. He has ventured into the world of music as a rapper, has appeared in reality shows on television, performed the duties of a television show host and has a good dozen odd films behind him. His most prominent film roles include Daddy’s Home, Sisters, Trainwreck and The Wall. Besides the Bumblebee film, which has recently gone into production, John Cena has Daddy’s Home 2 and The Pact coming out before the Transformers film.
This film, which will be the first ‘spin-off’ to come out of the Transformers series will hit cinema theaters on December 21, 2018. It was initially scheduled for release in June next year, but the makers (Paramount) have decided to come out during Christmas instead. The production house of Paramount is in need of a desperate hit at the box office after it suffered a series of flops which include ‘Ghost in the Shell’ and the Priyanka Chopra, Dwayne Johnson starrer Baywatch this summer.
The Bumblebee film, which will be a prequel set in 1987 will follow the life of the yellow VW bug that seeks refuge in a junkyard on a southern beach in California only to be discovered by a young girl, who is on the path of self-discovery. She finds bumblebee in a state of being deeply distressed and shattered. She tries to rescue him and in the process discovers his extraordinariness.
The film’s star cast is a team on young actors comprising of Hailee Steinfeld, Jorge Lendeborg, Jason Drucker, Abby Quinn, Rachel Crow, Ricardo Hoyos and Gracie Dzienny., besides ofcourse John Cena. The actor tweeted about his new film, expressing his enthusiasm.
— John Cena (@JohnCena) July 31, 2017
Are you excited for this venture from the Transformers team?