Ever since he stole the spotlight during his time on screen in Trainwreck, John Cena has found himself with an increasingly busy workload in Hollywood. Cena’s IMDb page has filled up with a combination of comedy and action films since that 2015 breakout performance showed his range beyond “movies about the troops.”
While Cena’s comedic chops have opened up a number of doors to him, including a legit starring role in Blockers this year, home sweet home for Cena will always be with action movies. Cena’s massive, muscular build lends itself to being on that of an action hero, but for his upcoming movie Project X, he’s taking a new approach and trimming down pretty significantly.
Cena will star in the film alongside Jackie Chan, and in preparation for filming (which, according to IMDb has just begun), Cena has dropped 18 pounds. He showed off his new slimmer physique on Twitter, and the combination of somewhat skinny/full head of hair Cena is rather jarring.
As Cena notes, he’s working on a combination of martial arts and I’m assuming that emoji means yoga, with weight training still involved, but as a much smaller portion of his workout regimen than usual. As for Project X, these are about all the details we have right now.
Two ex-special forces soldiers must escort a group of civilians along Baghdad’s “Highway of Death” to the safety of the Green Zone.
Given Chan’s performance in The Foreigner and Cena’s work on the big screen lately this could be a very excellent action movie. It will be interesting to see if Cena keeps the weight off for his inevitable return to WWE action. We’ve seen bulky Cena for well over a decade, I think it’s finally time for high-flying, 205 Live Cena.