According to the Hollywood Report, 16 time World Champion and current WWE free agent John Cena will be joining the cast of the Transformers spinoff Bumblebee in a lead role.
Cena will be joining a cast including Hailee Steinfeld, who will also be in a lead role, and relative newcomers Jorge Lendeborg, Jason Drucker, Abby Quinn, Rachel Crow, Ricardo Hoyos and Gracie Dzienny.
The story is set in the year 1987, where Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small California beach town. Charlie (Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary yellow VW bug.
The film kicked off production Monday in California. Paramount has set a new release date of Dec. 21, 2018, which puts Bumblebee opposite Warner Bros.' Aquaman.