John Cena Arrives in Costume as Peacemaker to ‘The Suicide Squad’ Premiere

John Cena attends the Warner Bros. premiere of

John Cena attends the Warner Bros. premiere of

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John Cena is suiting up for his new superhero film. 

The actor, 44, arrived in character to the The Suicide Squad premiere Monday evening, posing on the pink carpet in costume as Peacemaker on the Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles.

Cena was dressed head-to-toe in character, rocking a fitted pink prime with Peacemaker’s signature brand, white pants and black boots. The WWE star accomplished the look with a shiny silver helmet, blue gloves and an arsenal of prop weapons. 

Flexing for the digital camera, Cena’s spouse Shay Shariatzadeh additionally stepped out for some candy pictures on the pink carpet. The professional wrestler and the engineer, 31, wed in October 2020 in Tampa, Florida.

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Shay Shariatzadeh and John Cena attend Warner Bros. Premiere of

Shay Shariatzadeh and John Cena attend Warner Bros. Premiere of


Cena stood out on the star-studded occasion for his eye-catching outfit, telling PEOPLE (the TV Show!) that he dressed up for the movie premiere to drum up pleasure for followers and to “do his part.”

“I really just enjoy what we’ve done with this movie and I’m trying the best I can to make you all enjoy it,” the actor defined. “If you feel comfortable and safe to go out to the theaters, I really encourage you because James [Gunn] shot this to be enjoyed in the theaters. So go out and have yourself a wonderful experience. And I’m just trying to do my part.” 

The Suicide Squad additionally stars Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, Viola Davis, Pete Davidson, and extra. The movie follows David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, which premiered in 2016 to lower than rave critiques.

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Looking forward, followers anticipate to see much more of Cena’s character Peacemaker past The Suicide Squad. The actor is teaming up once more with Gunn, The Suicide Squad director, for an 8-episode collection about his DC character that is set to premiere on HBO Max. Variety reported that manufacturing on the spinoff was set to start early this 12 months, with no launch date but introduced. 

In dialog on Monday, the star informed PEOPLE (the TV present!) that the brief collection will ship extra of The Suicide Squad‘s “craziness.” 

Peacemaker is more of everything that you like about The Suicide Squad,” he teased. “Step one, see The Suicide Squad. Step two, like The Suicide Squad. Step three, watch Peacemaker.” 

The Suicide Squad hits theaters Friday.

With reporting by Sandra Vergara


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