John Cena Joins the BUMBLEBEE Spinoff

Written by Andrew Pollard Tuesday, 01 August 2017

Movie News

We’re all expecting to see an explosive smackdown take place when the Bumblebee spinoff arrives on the big screen next year, but now the picture has added a literal SmackDown element to its ranks in the form on John Cena.

As per Paramount Pictures, sixteen-time WWE Champion Cena is now officially on board to fight the good fight and adjust a few attitudes. Away from the squared-circle, Cena has featured in the likes of The Marine, 12 Rounds, Legendary, Trainwreck, Sisters, Daddy’s Home, and a whole host of fun animated WWE efforts such as Scooby Doo! WrestleMania Mystery and The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age Smackdown.

Super Cena joins a cast that currently includes Hailee Steinfeld, Pamela Aldon, Kenneth Choi, Stephen Schneider, Jorge Lendebrog Jr., Jason Drucker, Ricardo Hoyos, Abby Quinn, Rachel Crow, and Grace Dzienny.

To be directed by Kubo and the Two Strings’ Travis Knight, the early synopsis for Bumblebee reads:

On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beack town. Charlie (Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.

Principal photography is currently underway on Bumblebee, with the production to take place purely in California ahead of a December 21st, 2018 release. Interestingly, that date sees the film open against Aquaman.

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