The actor recently chatted with EW and said that he'd be interested in joining Johnson in a Fast and Furious movie or the planned spinoff, "Hobbs and Shaw." He explained that he thinks he and The Rock have solid chemistry "in the live performance setting," so his fellow WWE vet is one of the few actors on his co-star "wish list."
"That stuff is beyond my control, but I would absolutely love that opportunity," Cena said of joining Johnson in the popular franchise. "That, for me, would be a dream."
The two action stars have engaged in trash talk over the years, and they took it pretty far. At one point, for instance, Johnson claimed he had slept with Cena's mom. Oddly, The Rock managed to do it "in such a way that he made it cool," Cena told James Corden on "The Late Late Show" in May 2016. In spite of it all, Cena doesn't seem to have any hard feelings. He has expressed his gratitude for Johnson, as he feels the actor opened doors for other WWE stars.
"I'm very thankful to Dwayne Johnson," Cena said in a Sports Illustrated interview in February 2017. "His success has gotten me a lot of opportunities that I'm extremely thankful for, and certainly wouldn't have without him."
"Hobbs and Shaw" is coming up in 2019, and then "Fast & Furious 9" will follow in 2020. Surely, it's not too late to get Cena in one of them.