John Cena has signed on for Transformers spinoff Bumblebee.
The Hollywood Reporter say that the former WWE champion will will have a lead role in the movie, which will be set in 1987 and focuses on Bumblebee finding refuge in a Californian junkyard.
This in the first spinoff from the Transformers franchise, in what 20th Century Fox hope will be a successful Transformers Universe. Further spinoffs and prequels are planned.
Travis Knight directs, with Cena starring alongside a young cast including Hailee Steinfeld, Jorge Lendeborg, Jason Drucker, Abby Quinn, Rachel Crow, Ricardo Hoyos and Gracie Dzienny. Its release is planned for 21 December 2018.