John Cena on playing Captain America after Chris Evans in Avengers: 'I'd totally do it'

FP Staff

Dec 12, 2018 13:35:35 IST

On an episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, John Cena let viewers in on his Avengers aspirations. The WWE legend admitted he would "love to" play Captain America if Chris Evans' tenure as the superhero came to an end after Avengers: Endgame.

John Cena. @punga127

John Cena. @punga127

Fans of the star have also been rooting for him and want to see him take on Evans' role desperately.

In a subtle appeal to the Russo brother, he told Ellen: "If it's out there, if the Captain America people are listening and you're watching right now, I'd totally do it." Taking a more serious tone, he added, "I totally will, because I think I'd be a good Captain America...and I've already ruined everyone's childhood, so it can't get any worse!"

Evans has been playing the coveted role since 2011, debuting with the role in Captain America: The First Avenger, the first standalone film dedicated to the star-spangled superhero. In his recent interactions about the film, he has hinted at his departure from the franchise.

However, co-director Joe Russo recently indicated that Evans still had work to do and wasn't done just yet. Therefore, it isn't clear whether there will be an opportunity for the king of the ring to play Captain America in the foreseeable future.

Updated Date: Dec 12, 2018 13:54:49 IST