John Cena Joining $35M My Hero Academia Franchise as All Might as One Piece Live Action Trend Catches on? WWE Star Has Been Fueling Rumors Since 2 Years With Cryptic Post

John Cena Joining $35M My Hero Academia Franchise as All Might as One Piece Live Action Trend Catches on? WWE Star Has Been Fueling Rumors Since 2 Years With Cryptic Post
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John Cena is undoubtedly one of the many highly sought-after WWE superstars who achieved success after relocating to Hollywood. His athletic and muscular physique is quite fashionable and has helped him land numerous roles in the industry. Many WWE athletes have also changed course and achieved success, ranking among the most in-demand actors.

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While it’s true that John Cena has appeared in several well-known properties, he acquired additional notoriety for his role as Peacemaker in the DC-produced television series Peacemaker. But it was recently speculated that the pro wrestler might have been vouching for the role of All Might in My Hero Academia‘s third feature film which was released back in 2021.

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John Cena
John Cena

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John Cena’s Potential Star as All Might in My Hero Academia

John Cena is one of the most accomplished wrestlers of all time and has triumphed in multiple titles by crushing many opponents. He won plenty of success thanks to his massive build, which was paired with speed and tremendous power, and was crowned champion of WWE on many occasions.

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John Cena deviated his attention towards showbusiness after gaining a lot from the WWE, and much like Dwayne Johnson, he also played some roles in many blockbuster movies and franchises. His most successful role would be his participation in the Fast and Furious and the comic franchise, DCU. Furthermore, he has also shown a fair share of interest in the anime world as he is an avid supporter of All Might from the show, My Hero Academia. 

All Might from My Hero Academia
All Might from My Hero Academia

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My Hero Academia is a peak anime and is liked by many. Well, it is not because of all the heroes and their powers or the tactical and evil villains and their master plans, but because of All Might who keeps on smiling in the toughest of situations and in front of the toughest of opponents. John Cena has also taken a liking to the show and has shown interest in playing the character.

Ever since the poster of My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission, the anime’s third feature film gave the Barbie actor a shoutout, the WWE superstar has responded in kind and has also posted about the anime and the character. Although he did not explain the reason behind his post, netizens have concluded that Cena might have a go at the anime. But there has been no real talk or news about them to date.

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One Piece Live-Action is Just Around the Corner

The One Piece live-action series will soon premiere on Netflix and will be available to fans and avid supporters of the anime worldwide. Although the show has gathered a lot of negative reviews from people and critic reviewers, claiming that it will be another live-action gone wrong, many still uphold their faith in the show. The live-action will run for a total of eight episodes and only one season has been confirmed to date. Moreover, the show has an enormous budget of around $150 million for just eight episodes.

The Strawhat Pirates in a still from Netflix's One Piece
The Strawhat Pirates in a still from One Piece live-action

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Each episode of the show cost around $18 million and it is the highest ever. Major shows like The Mandalorian and Game of Thrones had a $15 million budget and they turned out to be the most fan-favorite and fan-wanted shows. Many claim that the live-action will not fall behind in terms of plot design and script writing as Eiichiro Oda aka GODA, has personally assured that the show will be a fun watch.

One Piece live-action will be available for streaming on Netflix from 31 August 2023.

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Rajdeep Majumder

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Rajdeep Majumder, Content Writer

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