When Warner Bros. confirmed John Cena’s involvement in “Suicide Squad 2,” several fans thought the professional wrestler could finally get the chance to live up to his famous WWE catchphrase “You can’t see me.”  On Tuesday, however, director James Gunn bluntly addressed the invisibility question, confirming that Cena would not be invisible in the upcoming film.

For years, fans have known John Cena for the gesture of waving one of his hands in front of his face and teasing his opponents with his trademark catchphrase, “You can’t see me.” This catchphrase has inspired myriad memes and social media posts about the wrestler.

With the announcement of his casting in “Suicide Squad 2,” fans thought the catchphrase would take on a life of its own as Cena takes on an invisible character. Since the casting announcement, there have been rumors that the wrestler and actor’s role in the film will be undetectable on the visual spectrum as Warner Bros. capitalizes on the popularity of his “You can’t see me” slogan.

On Tuesday, however, Gunn revealed during an online Q&A on Instagram that the rumors weren’t true. “Is John Cena invisible in SS?” one fan asked. “No,” Gunn answered.

Little is known about Cena’s role in “Suicide Squad 2” as of this writing. However, there have been reports that he will play Peacemaker, an agent of peace whose motives are driven by an extremist form of pacifism. Also known as Christopher Smith, Peacemaker loves peace so much he is ready to kill for it. Those who know Peacemaker know he is not an ordinary superhero, but he is definitely not invisible.

 “Suicide Squad 2” is already in production and is scheduled for release in theaters on Aug. 6, 2021. Aside from Cena, other cast members of the “Suicide Squad” sequel are Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, and Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang. The film will also feature newcomers Idris Elba, David Dastmalchian, Daniela Melchior, and Flula Borg.

The first “Suicide Squad” followed a group of supervillains recruited by the government to carry out a black ops mission in exchange for reduced sentences.

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