Spider-Man actor Tom Holland along with John Cena is being considered for the lead roles in Paramount’s next GI Joe instalment
According to a new scoop as per industry insider, Daniel Richtman Paramount Pictures are interested in Tom Holland and John Cena for future lead roles in GI Joe franchise. He further notes, ‘Holland and Cena are listed for Male Lead 1 and Male Lead 2, respectively. It is unknown which characters these could be…’
Actor Tom Holland is best known for his portrayal of Marvel’s friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man. Along with the iconic character the young actor is trying a variety of roles to develop an impressive body of work. Similarly, professional wrestler John Cena will make his superhero debut with DC’s The Suicide Squad. In August director, James Gunn announced Peacemaker Cena’s character at the DC FanDome event. Further, an HBO Max series around the character has been announced.
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Richtman’s report does not mention whether the stars have been approached for the role or which project this is going to be. Hence, it seems they are the top considerations for the roles. Nonetheless, speculations are rife about the GI Joe spin-off that was teased last year by Paramount Pictures.
As reported by Full Circle Cinema, the story revolves around G.I. Joe member Philip “Chuckles” Provost. He is an undercover specialist gone for long until he learns of a new threat. Further Provost assembles his own squad with members like Helix, Wild Bill, Jinx, and Snake Eyes in order to reach a device before COBRA does. Previously, Paramount was eyeing stars like Tom Hiddleston, Sebastian Stan and Alexander Skarsgard. So it seems like the studio has now Cena and Holland in mind for the lead roles.
In 2020, Snake Eyes: GI Joe Origins was scheduled to reboot the GI Joe franchise as a prequel however given the global health emergency stands delayed. The movie stars Henry Golding who is replacing Ray Park from the original series. While Andrew Koji, Iko Uwais, Úrsula Corberó, Samara Weaving, Haruka Abe, Takehiro Hira, Steven Allerick and Peter Mensah are starring in supporting roles.
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While Jon Cena looks like the person who could enter a GI Joe franchise, however, it will be interesting to see which character Tom Holland gets to play if the Paramount Pictures indeed sign the actors. Holland’s last Netflix’s The Devil All the Time has made quite a buzz critically and among fans. He will be next seen in director duo Joe and Anthony Russo’s production ‘Cherry.’ The actor is set to return to Marvel-Sony’s Spider-Man shoots early next year.