Movies June 11, 2019
John Cena Is Thankful for Vin Diesel’s Help with ‘Fast & Furious,’ Plus: Will He Return to WWE?
John Cena is one of the busiest men in Hollywood. Not only is the WWE superstar hosting Nickelodeon's new “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?,” he is also joining one of the biggest movie franchises, “Fast & Furious."
“Extra” was with Cena today where he dished on the new movie role.
“I'm really super excited,” he said. “I have to thank Vin Diesel for kind of orchestrating this; he sent out an Instagram message a long time ago to get this snowball rolling, and I am so grateful to be part of such a storied franchise.”
John said it didn't take any convincing. “This is an opportunity of a lifetime," he said. He played coy on whether he will do his own stunts, noting, “The action in the movie will be great.”
As for taking on fifth-graders he laughed, “I am not smarter than a fifth-grader.” He went on to reveal, “I was kind of nervous going into it because it's a re-boot of a very famous franchise, but the re-boot was spectacular because Nickelodeon did the right thing by placing more emphasis on the kids.”
Cena explained, “I get to be the goofball host that is the butt of a lot of the jokes." He added that he hopes families watch together.
Will families get to see him return to the WWE ring?
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“My heart is always with the WWE,” he said. “My body is 42 years old, and I made a promise to myself to never rob the consumer of their hard-earned money. The product is getting faster and faster… It's kind of taking stock in where the program is… I would love to fit in… I just have to continually watch the landscape and see what the next step is.” He is considering a role off camera, saying, “I would even coach… I love WWE more than anything.”
“Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?” airs Mondays at 7 p.m. on Nickelodeon.