Cena is in early talks to join the film titled The Suicide Squad, which is set to arrive in theaters on Aug. 6, 2021.
Cena will be joining an ensemble cast that includes Margot Robbie reprising her role as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney reprising his role as Captain Boomerang and Idris Elba in an undisclosed role. It remain unknown which DC Comics character Cena would appear as.
Gunn, the filmmaker behind Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy films, is writing and directing the project. The original Suicide Squad, from director David Ayer, was released in August 2016 and grossed $746.8 million worldwide.
Cena, who still makes appearances in WWE periodically, was last seen in Transformers spinoff film Bumblebee.