John Cena sidled up to the Metro.co.uk Buzz game challenge last week as he addressed the recent theory his character from Bumblebee is actually the OG GI Joe.
Its a lofty theory, with legs, we should add, and John is totally here for it – while also adding we should never say never.
So, like, while weve already had a GI Joe in the form of Channing Tatum in 2009s The Rise Of Cobra, its totally happening with John. We hope.
The wrestler-turn pretty serious actor spoke to Metro.co.uk for the release of the Transformers spin-off Bumblebee, as the question was posed about potential theories.
While a GI Joe movie has been kept under wraps thus far, it said the next instalment carries a 2020 release date. And now weve met Sector-7 emissary Agent Burns, played by John, the dots have started to align elsewhere with the release of his latest flick.
Especially when Agent Burns scored the scar in the same place GI Joe has his famous mark, in a lengthy run down of the crossover possibilities pointed out by Screenrant recently.
What a coinky dink…
Whoever is coming up with those theories is my best friend, John told us as he made a pitstop on London on the promo tour.
Taking a spin on the Metro.co.uk Buzz game, the mere question had him hitting the sides of the wire as it let out a noise that is more akin to a record scratch than any sort of buzz.
But no, he was keen on elaborating further as he told us of his love for the character and that there is room for another story in the franchise.
I love the Transformers universe and I love the GI Joe universe, he said.
I may or may not have a painting of Cobra Commander action figure in my home. Something I can neither confirm nor deny.
If it ever happens, that would be special. But it not, its a two-story franchise…in this day and age never say never.
However, he was a little more closed off when the question of a potential role as Captain America came up. To be fair, hes got Bumblebee to promote. We can understand.
He did say though that the image he posted, of Captain Americas shield with a Black Panther claw mark through it, is open to anyones interpretation.
The buzz gets people talking, he said, as he added the buzz of Bumblebee might have made the picture more hyped up. It just so happened people were talking about other things [as well].
Its a conversation thats fun to have…
He added: I like seeing what people [think]…posting a Captain America shield, scarred by the claws of Black Panther started an entirely different conversation [than what it was original using it for].
Bumblebee previews Saturday 15, Sunday 16 and Thursday 20 December and is in cinemas from 24 December.
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