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Old 03-28-2018, 05:00 AM   #1
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John Cena Set to Play Duke Nukem in Movie


PCGamesN has word that John Cena is set to play a Duke Nukem in the upcoming film.

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Update, March 27: The producers of the upcoming Duke Nukem film have confirmed that 16-time world champion John Cena is penciled in for the title role.

John Cena may not have a road to WrestleMania, but he does have a road to Duke Nukem. In response to rumors earlier this year, the producers of the upcoming Duke film have confirmed that Cena is (tentatively) on board for the title role.

The movie’s in the very early stages of production - so early it might a stretch to even say “production.” But as of now, Cena is set to star, producer Andrew Form tells CinemaBlend. “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.”

Form also says the movie is taking lessons from Deadpool in striking the right tone. The issue of how to update Duke for an audience who weren’t 14 in 1996 has been a question ever since word of the film has snuck out, and Form says “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.”
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Old 03-28-2018, 06:08 AM   #2
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Old 03-28-2018, 06:35 AM   #3
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Hail to the king baby...

Honestly I know John Cena from the internet and that he is a wrestler, otherwise he is unknown to me. Would love to say I wont see this film though sadly i probably will at some point
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The real question is what will tank worse, the last Duke game or this movie?
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Old 03-28-2018, 04:11 PM   #5
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Hail to the king baby...

Honestly I know John Cena from the internet and that he is a wrestler, otherwise he is unknown to me. Would love to say I wont see this film though sadly i probably will at some point
I don't watch wrestling, haven't since I was about 12. However, I've seen John Cena a lot over the years, and I like him. He comes off as a genuinely cool and intelligent guy.
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Old 03-30-2018, 07:02 AM   #6
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However, I've seen John Cena a lot over the years, and I like him. He comes off as a genuinely cool and intelligent guy.
So, the opposite of Duke Nukem.

I don't think they can capture the character with Cena and still keep his image intact. He's got the look and the voice, but I don't think he can be Nukem successfully.
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Old 03-30-2018, 08:07 AM   #7
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This is not a character that can be tolerated by progressive America today. They will either remake the character completely into a beta male eunuch unrecognizable to those who actually know who and what the original character is, or they will draw the ire of the progressive mob and ruin anyone too closely affiliated with the film, like Cena...the director...the studio...etc.

So they have no actual market for this film. Conservatives who even know about him think Duke, as a video game character, is a retarded waste of their time, and progressives who know of him think he's a regressive misogynistic chauvinist. The rest don't know about him and won't care until they hear about his behavior and run to the warm embrace of the progressive pitchfork society.

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This is not a character that can be tolerated by progressive America today. They will either remake the character completely into a beta male eunuch unrecognizable to those who actually know who and what the original character is, or they will draw the ire of the progressive mob and ruin anyone too closely affiliated with the film, like Cena...the director...the studio...etc.

So they have no actual market for this film. Conservatives who even know about him think Duke, as a video game character, is a retarded waste of their time, and progressives who know of him think he's a regressive misogynistic chauvinist. The rest don't know about him and won't care until they hear about his behavior and run to the warm embrace of the progressive pitchfork society.

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I'm still gonna hold out some hope for this. We will see though, you get a free "told ya so" when you're right though.
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Duke Nukem was a character before Duke Nukem 3D. They have some lateral space to maneuver his characterization away from what they made him into in Duke Forever.

The key would be for them to make it smart. If they make it dumb like straight "comedy" films, it's going to fail. In fact, the best thing they could do would be to attack the people who don't want this character to exist. Blow up Anita sarkesian in the film and you've already sold a few thousand tickets.
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