John Cena says Bumblebee reaction has been 'extraordinarily special'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 December 2018
John Cena

John Cena

'Bumblebee' star John Cena says the reaction to the 'Transformers' prequel has been "extraordinarily special"

John Cena says the reaction to 'Bumblebee' has been "extraordinarily special".

The 41-year-old actor – who stars as evil government Sector 7 agent Jack Burns tasked with capturing the giant robots in disguise in the 'Transformers' spin-off prequel – was in fantastic spirits and praised director Travis Knight's "vision" after watching the movie at the world premiere in Los Angeles on Sunday night (09.12.18).

He tweeted after the event: "He's real! Amazing time watching #BumblebeeMovie at the world premiere @ChineseTheatres in LA.

"Seeing Travis' vision, @HaileeSteinfeld and Jorge's performances and most importantly the audience's reaction was extraordinarily special.

"Excited for you to see ['Bumblebee'] this holiday season!"

Steinfeld and Jorge Lendeborg Jr – who played Charlie Watson and her coworker Memo respectively – were also at the star-studded screening this weekend.

Cena – who has appeared in comedies like 'Blockers' and 'Daddy's Home 2' – was thrilled to get the chance to join such a massive blockbuster franchise.

He recently told BANG Showbiz: "Being part of a franchise is great, and being in a group that gets to change the face of it, I think that's pretty fun."

The WWE superstar – who is currently taking a break from wrestling to focus on his Hollywood career – also added that he plans to make his return before 'WrestleMania 35' in April.

He said: "First of all, let's get 'Bumblebee' out on Christmas Eve (24.12.18) and after that I'm returning to WWE for some live events which I'm very excited about."

Meanwhile, his co-star Steinfeld was delighted to be part of the cast, but she found it tough to choose a standout moment from the shoot.

She previously added: "Well, I don't know if I could pick a favorite part but it was one of my favorite experiences of working on a film.

"There was never a dull moment. Obviously this film is packed with so much action and so much emotion, it was a ride. The whole thing was a ride."


  • 4 stars
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 53min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Travis Knight
  • Cast: Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., John Ortiz, Jason Drucker, Pamela Adlon

In 80s California, Charlie (Steinfeld) is a grieving teenage auto mechanic who finds a broken-down VW Beetle which turns out to be Autobot B-127. Knight’s Transformers prequel injects much needed charm and fun into the franchise, with a nice bond between Bee and Charlie, and even the robot fights have wit and precision.

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