John Cena Wants Captain America Gig

Celebs December 10, 2018 By Hugo

John Cena, also known as everyone's favorite hard man, has pledged his allegiance to the flag by expressing an ardent desire to replace Chris Evans in Marvel's Captain America franchise.

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In an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the WWE superstar-turned-actor was informed that many fans intially wanted him to reprise the Marvel superhero before Chris Evans was cast.

Visibly shocked, Cena replied, "For real?"

As the interview progressed, the star, whose acting credits include starring as Amy Schumer's hot sleeping buddy in Trainwreck, spoke of his desire to take on the iconic role if given the opportunity. "If it's out there, if the Captain America people are listening and you're watching right now, I'd totally do it," he said.

"I totally will, because I think I'd be a good Captain America... and I've already ruined everyone's childhood, so it can't get any worse!"

Chris Evans has played the role of Steve Rogers since 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger. Two sequels - 2014's Captain America: The Winter Soldier and 2016's Captain America: Civil War, have also been made, while Evans has also made appearances in the lucrative spinoff movies, The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Avengers: Infinity War.

While nothing has been confirmed, the 37-year-old actor seemed to suggest on Twitter that his days fighting evil as the all-American hero may have come to an end. "Officially wrapped on Avengers 4," the tweet read. "It was an emotional day to say the least. Playing this role over the last 8 years has been an honor.

"To everyone in front of the camera, behind the camera, and in the audience, thank you for the memories! Eternally grateful."

What do you think of John Cena as a possible replacement? Would he be a fitting Steve Rogers?

Or does the role belong to someone with more traditional acting experience?

Whatever your thoughts, let us know in the comments below.

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