‘Bumblebee’: John Cena on Channeling ‘Terminator’ for an Unforgettable One-Liner

     December 24, 2018

John Cena continues to make his mark on the film industry in 2018 with the hilarious and surprisingly sweet comedy Blockers and now also with his upcoming release, the latest Transformers film, Bumblebee. Cena steps into the mega franchise as Agent Jack Burns, an extremely intense military officer working in Sector 7, the super secret government agency tasked with dealing with extraterrestrial threats. After a surprise run-in with Bumblebee, Burns becomes determined to capture the Autobot for the good of the nation, no matter what.

With Bumblebee now in theaters, I got the chance to sit down with Cena and discuss what it was like starring alongside the iconic Autobot. We got to talk about one of my personal favorite lines in the film, Burns’ unexpected sense of humor, dealing with franchise expectations, taking traditional entertainment to another level, and more. You can hear about all of that in the video interview at the top of this article and for more on Bumblebee, browse the links below:

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Image via Paramount Pictures

Here’s the official synopsis for Bumblebee:

On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.

 

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