If you’re a comic book fan, you’re quite familiar with the name Mark Millar. If you’re not a comic book fan, you’re probably still familiar with at least some of his work. The prolific scribe is the mastermind behind the comics that became the films Kick-Ass, Kingsman: The Secret Service, and Wanted. He also wrote the comic arcs that inspired (at least in part) Marvel’s The Avengers and Civil War films. So yeah. He’s kind of a big deal when it comes to comic books.
So when Millar says that he’s completely in love with John Cena to play the lead in Superior, his latest superhero comic adaptation that is currently in development, we had all better sit up and pay attention. If Cena is getting into the superhero movie game, there’s a whole new area of the world where The Rock will need to watch his back. Especially now that Cena is becoming more of a part-time player in WWE and is hoping someone will take his place sooner rather than later.
In an email to Comicbook.com, Millar explained his singleminded focus of getting Cena in the starring role for the film, which is about a young boy with MS who gets a wish granted and is transformed into his favorite superhero. Sort of sounds like it’s right up Cena’s alley, doesn’t it?