Mark Millar Has His Eye On WWE Superstar John Cena For Big Screen SUPERIOR Adaptation
It was back in January that we heard Brandon and Phillip Murphy had been hired to write the big screen adaptation of Superior, but news have been pretty quiet on that front since. Things may be moving a little faster than expected though as Mark Millar has taken to Twitter to reveal that he's talked to someone (the studio presumably) about WWE Superstar John Cena taking on the title role.
It's been a while since we got an update on the big screen adaptation of Mark Millar and Leinil Yu's Superior, but it sounds like the comic book writer has a very suitable leading man in mind...
For those of you unfamiliar with the premise of Superior, it focuses on a 12 year old boy with multiple sclerosis who is granted one wish by an alien monkey. He chooses to become his favourite comic book movie superhero Superior, but there's a massive twist along the way, and things play out much differently than expected. The seven issue limited series was published between 2010 and 2012.
Cena would actually be a great choice for this role. Similar to Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, the wrestler has a ton of charisma and has proved himself a more than capable actor in some very well received roles over the past couple of years. Whether or not his WWE schedule would leave the door open to him shooting a movie like this is hard to say, but keep your fingers crossed it actually happens.
Special thanks to our friends over at ScreenGeek for the heads up!
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