I could be looking for something that isn’t there, but a recent look at WWE star John Cena’s Instagram page might lead one to believe that he is looking at or already is involved with HBO’s upcoming Watchmen series.
Keep in mind that Cena’s page states:
Welcome to my Instagram. These images will be posted without explanation, for your interpretation. Enjoy.
With that statement, he is making it clear that the images he posts, do not necessarily mean anything. Although a couple of recent images might make one scratch their head.
On November 19th, Cena posted the following image:
Then just six days ago, another Watchmen image, but this one was of Dr. Manhattan…
Does this mean that Cena is up for the role of Dr. Manhattan in HBO’s upcoming Watchmen television series? Maybe, maybe not. A quick glance at the rest of John Cena’s Instagram page provides many comic book related images. There is one of The Beast from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast with blue fur and red X-Men belt, then there is Lou Ferrigno stretching a Hulk toy, and there are several Star Wars images as well.
There is some precedence for him doing this though. Around the time is he was cast in Paramount’s new Bumblebee film, there were several Transformers related images posted to his account. This leads one to wonder if there is any truth to this Dr. Manhattan casting, or at least some sort of connection to the show. It also leads one to wonder if Cena would be up to dropping his trousers for this show as well, unless he has a deal worked out that will see his character always wearing those black trunks.
As always, do you think this would be a good choice? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.
Damon Lindelof is developing the television series for HBO, based on the critically acclaimed comic book series from DC Comics.