John Cena has just signed on for a new movie and might not be able to make Summerslam this year.
Cena might not be able to make an appearance at SummerSlam this year due to his Hollywood schedule. WWE is hoping to have the wrestler-turned-actor challenge Roman Reigns for the Universal Championship at said show but an appearance is now in doubt.
The PPV is set for August 21 and will air from the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. According to a report from Variety, Cena has joined a cast including Henry Cavill, Samuel L. Jackson, Sam Rockwell, and Bryce Dallas for a spy movie branded Argylle.
The movie will begin shooting in Europe this August, with a release date expected for 2022.
“Kingsman director Matthew Vaughn has signed up an all-star cast for his new film franchise “Argylle,” which will be produced by Vaughn’s U.K.-based studio MARV.
“Henry Cavill (“Man of Steel”), Sam Rockwell (“Moon”), Bryce Dallas Howard (“Jurassic World”), Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”), Catherine O’Hara (“Schitt’s Creek”), John Cena (“Bumblebee”) and Samuel L. Jackson (“Avengers: Endgame”) are all set to appear in the spy thriller.
“The thriller is set to be published next year by Transworld Publishers Ltd., a division of Penguin Random House. Shooting on the film will begin in Europe this August.”
The film’s schedule may very well affect Cena’s potential appearance at SummerSlam. If filming begins after August 21, it’s unlikely to prevent the 16-time World Champion from battling Reigns at the event. But if it’s due to start prior to the show, WWE will have to contend with COVID-19 protocols and insurance, among other things.
Cena revealed he was unable to make it to WrestleMania 37 this year as a result of the COVID-19 protocols put in place while he was shooting HBO Max’s Peacemaker series. Insurance has also prevented The Rock from making WWE appearances while filming.
Cena has constantly talked up his affinity to WWE and recently said he plans to make a return during an interview with Jimmy Fallon. Whether or not that will be at SummerSlam remains to be seen.
Source: The Sportster