Aspiring action movie star and pro wrestling champion John Cena was asked recently about the rumors that he might be up for the role of Marvel’s iconic superhero Captain America, and while he killed it by saying nobody has contacted him about it, he admits “that is a pretty cool rumor.”
“If you guys are listening over at Marvel… I’m extremely patriotic, I was a captain of the football team once, so I think it works out. I think I’m your man. Usually when those rumors start it’s because someone in that community thinks that I would be okay for a role. I’m flattered that they think I could play Captain America and I would be up for it.”
The question everyone has to ask themselves when considering a superhero movie is whether or not they could pull off wearing a costume that looks cool in comic books, but can look weird in reality. Cena’s response to that was perfect. “Could I take myself seriously in spandex? Have you seen my other job?”
Check out that other job, that of World Wrestling Entertainment Champion, right here.
Get to know John Cena in this clip from his autobiographical DVD My Life.