John Cena is a 16-time World Champion in wrestling. He is also an accomplished actor, a celebrated children’s book author and a popular family game show host. His incredible profile stands for the enormous amount of hard work he puts into everything he does. No wonder he called himself “The Prototype” in 2000 when he won a major wrestling title. Before making his big screen debut with the comedy ‘The Marine,’ which was produced by WWE Studios in 2006, Cena won prestigious titles like the UPW title, the OVW heavyweight title and the United States Championship. The wrestler has also released the rap album ‘You Can’t See Me’ in 2005, which debuted with a 15th slot on the U.S. Billboard chart.
Cena’s major movies include ’12 Rounds’ (2009), ‘Trainwreck’ (2015), ‘Ferdinand‘ (2017), ‘Blockers‘ (2018), and ‘Bumblebee‘ (2018). He earned critical praise for his comedic portrayal the character Steven in the movie ‘Trainwreck’ directed by Judd Apatow. He is also known for the initiatives outside Hollywood and WWE arena like the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The actor has granted more than 600 wishes so far, which is an all-time record in the history of the Foundation. In order to continue his successful career in movies, Cena has reduced his WWE appearances in recent times. So now you must be wondering what is the next John Cena movie or TV show? Well, here’s the list of upcoming John Cena films and TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest John Cena movies would be as good as some of his recent ones.
7. Playing with Fire (2019)
‘Playing with Fire’ is an upcoming Paramount Players comedy movie starring John Sena. According to Variety, the movie follows a team of gritty wildfire fighters who take on three boisterous children. The firefighters find it unbearable to control the siblings once they rescue the kids. The movie also features Judy Greer and Brianna Hildebrand in the lead roles. ‘Playing with Fire’ is directed by Andy Fickman from a script by Dan Ewen and Matt Lieberman. Todd Garner and Sean Robins of Broken Road Productions are on board as producers. The movie is expected to hit theaters in 2019.
6. Project X-Traction (2019)
John Cena teams up with Jackie Chan in the upcoming action thriller ‘Project X-Traction.’ Set in a Chinese oil refinery in the Middle East, the movie follows a Chinese private security contractor Luo Feng (played by Chan) and a former U.S. Marine Chris Van Horne (played by Cena). The two men join forces to extract oil refinery workers from a refinery that has been under attack. When they learn that there is an underlying plan behind the attack, the plot thickens. Jackie Chan will also produce the movie along with Joe Tam, Esmond Ren and Hans Canosa. ‘Project X-Traction was first announced as ‘Ex-Baghdad’ with Sylvester Stallone in the lead alongside Chan. Later, Cena replaced Stallone and the project has been rechristened as ‘Project X-Traction.’ Scott Waugh is directing the movie from a script by Arash Amel. The film will reportedly go to production soon.