The Miz has had a fantastic year as part of the Smackdown brand where he got to feud with John Cena leading to a WrestleMania tag match and later on Raw where he has carried the Intercontinental Title for most of the year.
This past week on Raw, The Miz lost his Intercontinental Title to Roman Reigns, and after the show was over, The Shield gave him a triple powerbomb through the Raw announce table. After the show was over, reports surfaced noting that Miz would be taking time off to film The Marine 6, and later in the week, WWE confirmed that report.
The Miz won’t be the only WWE Superstar in the movie. Last time around, nearly all of the Social Outcasts (remember the Social Outcasts?) joined Miz in The Marine 5, which co-starred Naomi, Bo Dallas, Heath Slater, and Curtis Axel. For this next installment, he’ll be joined by Smackdown Live’s Becky Lynch and WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels. This will be Lynch’s first movie role while Michaels has acted in a handful of projects, including this year’s The Resurrection of Gavin Stone.
The film is called The Marine 6: Close Quarters and it is directed by James Nunn (sadly not James Gunn), who also directed The Marine 5: Battleground and Eliminators. Production on the film begins Monday, November 27 in London.
Lynch was attacked on Smackdown this past Tuesday by the debuting trio of Ruby Riot, Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan as a way to write her out of the storylines for however long the movie will take to film.
Here’s a synopsis of the film:
When Jake Carter (The Miz) and fellow Marine Luke Trapper (Shawn Michaels) stumble upon a kidnapped girl being held prisoner by a dangerous gang of international criminals, they find themselves in the crosshairs as they try to save the girl and bring her kidnappers to justice.
Michael Luisi, the President of WWE Studios, talked about how exciting this project is.
“The Marine series continues to deliver action-packed entertainment to our fans, and we are excited to partner again with Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions and director James Nunn to bring The Marine 6: Close Quarters to a global audience. The motion picture debut of the talented Becky Lynch and the addition of Shawn Michaels to the series, alongside The Miz, is sure to bring the excitement and action to the next level.”
It’s not known how long the filming of the movie will take, but usually WWE Films projects take about one month, so Miz and Lynch should be back on WWE television in January at some point, ahead of the Royal Rumble.