John Cena may play Duke Nukem, which is each an incredible thought and the worst thought

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In line with The Hollywood Reporter, John Cena is in negotiations to star in a film adaptation of the Duke Nukem video video games, a casting determination that’s so excellent that it virtually—virtually—masks simply how outrageously horrible the very thought of a Duke Nukem film is. For individuals who missed the PC shooter craze of the ‘90s, Duke Nukem was basically an amalgamation of each motion hero ever, with an infinite provide of one-liners (lots of which have been instantly lifted from films), a bunch of giant weapons, and an inclination to objectify girls as usually as doable.

His video games, at the very least beginning with Duke Nukem 3D in 1996, have been considerably self-aware satires of motion films and different shooter video games, however for each intelligent gag or cool fight sequence there was a stage have been Duke fought aliens in a strip membership, saved bare “babes” from alien pods, or used an enormous monster’s corpse as a rest room. Duke himself is such a ridiculously outdated character at this level that even the issues he was parodying aren’t related anymore, and the one manner for one thing like this to work nowadays (to not point out this political local weather) is to go so good with it that it turns into a condemnation of the issues Duke used to characterize. In fact, then it will not mirror what the Duke Nukem video games have been about, making the entire adaptation pointless, however possibly that’s the purpose.

That every one being stated, John Cena is completely excellent for this function, and if he might construct a time machine to return and make this film in 1997 it will be phenomenal. No director is at present connected to this present-day Duke Nukem film, however THR says it’s being produced by Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes—which is much more acceptable than John Cena taking part in Duke.

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