WWE superstar John Cena will likely play Duke Nukem in an upcoming film based on the first-person shooter series.
The film’s producers Andrew Form and Brad Fuller (A Quiet Place) have told CinemaBlend that they are working on the film now.
“We don't have a script yet, so [Cena] is confirmed at this point, but if he reads the script and he doesn't like the script, I'm sure there's ways that he could pull out. But right now he's our guy,” said Form.
Form and Fuller are taking cues from Deadpool regarding how to handle the property’s tone and notorious protagonist.
“You know that having a misogynistic guy in today's world, how do you make that fun and lovable and at the same time?” asked Form.
“He's got to be an incredible badass, so those are the things that we're struggling with and we're going to try and come out with what I hope is a really fun ride. That's the goal, is for it to be a really fun ride.”