John Cena opened up about his many failed superhero auditions on a latest episode of Josh Horowitz’s smartly-liked “Soft Sad Puzzled” podcast, with the host posting a teaser clip from his conversation with the “Peacemaker” smartly-known particular person on his Twitter page this week. Cena became there to focus on his original HBO Max series, however the conversation naturally led Horowitz to quiz if there had been every other superhero roles he had been “shut to” taking part in through the years. Definite adequate, the actor dryly spoke back, “I’m in a position to’t uncover you systems many superhero roles I’ve been rejected for.”
Cena went on to claim those rejections incorporated “just a few” possible roles in the MCU, to boot to a gig in the 2019 DCEU hit “Shazam.” Whereas the “Shazam” job is the one he claims he most wished, Cena mentioned he’d additionally been up for a job in “Deadpool 2.” Horowitz hasty circled support to that revelation, and the “Peacemaker” lead confirmed he had certainly auditioned for the role of Cable.
The Cable gig indirectly went to Josh Brolin, and whereas you happen to’ve considered “Deadpool 2,” you comprehend it’s fairly necessary most unlikely to imagine one other actor taking part in the proportion any better. That acknowledged, if there’s an actor who could maybe also’ve given Brolin a speed for his money as the vengeful, time-hopping Cable, it’s Cena, who’ handiness with firearms, fisticuffs, and killer one-liners would’ve gracious the role equally successfully. Likewise, there’s little rely on Cena could maybe also’ve held his sinful-mouthed own alongside Ryan Reynolds’ chirpy Merc With a Mouth. Because it’s, we are in a position to simplest imagine what could maybe also’ve been.