The rumours were true, John Cena is currently lined up to star in the Duke Nukem movie. “We don’t have a script yet, so that is confirmed at this point but if he reads the script and he doesn’t like the script I’m sure there’s ways that he could pull out, but right now he’s our guy,” cautioned producer Andrew Form.
Duke is famously a sexist, misogynistic pig of man, “things that we’re struggling with” comments Andrew, so eyebrows were raised when rumours of a yet another attempt to make him a big screen star. The producers are aware that they’re going to have to very careful on how to portray the character. “It’s going to be about tone. That’s about tone. How do you nail that tone in the way that Deadpool nailed the tone? I think we have to do that and if we don’t get the tone right then we’re not going to make the movie.”
As there is no script there is no estimated release date for the film, so don’t expect Duke to in cinemas for a good few years.