Deadline reports that John Cena has signed on to co-star in “Daddy’s Home 2,” the sequel to the 2015 movie. Cena appeared at the end of the first movie but will be featured prominently in the sequel.
The comedy also stars Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson, John Lithgow and others. According to Deadline, the movie follows “father and stepfather, Dusty (Wahlberg) and Brad (Ferrell), who are now working together to give their kids a perfect Christmas. When Dusty’s Dad (Gibson) and Brad’s Dad (Lithgow) arrive, their blended family conflicts rise to the surface. Cena’s character shifts the macho dynamics as Dusty faces the challenges of being a stepfather in the face of a more ripped rival.”
The first Daddy’s Home was a big hit, earning over $150 million in the U.S. on a $50 million budget.
In their first match together as a tag team, John Cena & Nikki Bella made quick work of James Ellsworth and his “friend who is a girl” Carmella defeating them with some impressive and synchronized tandem offense.
However, the Total Bellas stars would not have long to celebrate, as The Miz & Maryse left the SmackDown LIVE announce table to blindside the victorious couple. After brutalizing The Cenation Leader & Fearless Nikki, The A-Lister and his bride yet again tore down Cena and Nikki’s character and then shared a celebratory kiss in the ring.
Below is another video preview for John Cena hosting the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards this Saturday at 8pm EST: