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John Cena And Jackie Chan Made A Movie Together In 2018 That 'Might Never Be Released'

Anish Vij

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John Cena And Jackie Chan Made A Movie Together In 2018 That 'Might Never Be Released'

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Look, if John Cena makes a film with Jackie Chan, I think most of us would be absolutely buzzing to go and see it.

One of the most famous WWE stars ever meets one of the most famous martial arts stars ever - I can think of worse things to watch.

The pair actually finished filming a movie called Snafu together in 2018.

But before you get too excited, there's a chance it might never be released.

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According to Collider, the project was filmed in China and there could be complications due to apparent conflict from US/China trade relations.

It was also reported that Chinese studios didn't want to market the movie in 2021, due to Cena recently referring to Taiwan as a country while doing press for F9: The Fast Saga, which is heavily discouraged in Chinese media.

In addition to this, the continuing effects of the Covid-19 pandemic have pushed back the film's release further.

This prompted a backlash from China and a prompt apology from Cena.

Collider also adds that Snafu's 'box office prospects in any major territory seem low at best' due to a diminishing appetite for major releases starring American actors in China.

Filming for Snafu began in June 2018 and the crew talked about how excited they were for the film.

"It's going to be so special," Cena, 44, told The Hollywood Reporter.

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Credit: PA

He added: "Not only will we make a good movie, I'm going to learn so much."

Chan, 67, was also excited about what kind of characters the project could provide to the Chinese film industry.

He explained: "China as a country is bigger and stronger now, so we really need heroes."

Snafu was originally titled Project X and it was hoping to replicate the then-recent success of China's biggest homegrown action films like Wolf Warriors II.

To be fair, Cena's been pretty busy with the recent 2021 releases of F9, The Suicide Squad and Vacation Friends.

He's also made a return to WWE and ended up losing in a title match with Roman Reigns at this year's Summerslam event.

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Jackie has also released films relatively recently too, such as Vanguard last year.

The synopsis read: "Covert security company Vanguard is the last hope of survival for an accountant after he is targeted by the world's deadliest mercenary organization."

It received a pretty underwhelming 4.7/10 on IMDb, but I guess each to their own.

Topics: TV and Film, John Cena

Anish Vij
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