Next year, Idris Elba and John Cena are making their DC Extended Universe debuts through The Suicide Squad, with the former playing Bloodspot and the latter playing Peacemaker. But that won’t mark the only instance of these two actors tackle an action project together, as they’ve boarded a project called Heads of State.
No specific plot details have been revealed for Heads of State yet, but it’s described as a “’90s style two-hander” and has a high-octane premises that’s feels like Air Force One meets Hobbs & Shaw, with Idris Elba and John Cena’s characters coming together as an “odd couple in high stakes situation.” Producer Peter Safran, who worked on The Suicide Squad, reportedly felt strongly about Elba and Cena’s chemistry together, resulting in Safran looking for another movie they could star in.
Deadline also reports that Amazon Studios has acquired Heads of State, and Idris Elba and John Cena are finalizing their deals. It’s unclear if the movie will only be available on the Prime Video streaming service or if it will also get some kind of theatrical release, though considering how popular Elba and Cena are, you can be sure a lot of people would turn out to see Heads of State on the big screen. Harrison Query wrote the screenplay, but there’s no word yet on who will direct the picture.
While The Suicide Squad marked the first time Idris Elba and John Cena worked together, both men already had impressive blockbuster resumes before boarding the DC movie. Elba’s credits in that area include Star Trek Beyond, The Dark Tower, Hobbs & Shaw and his time as Heimdall in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Cena’s biggest action-oriented movie so far is the Transformers spinoff Bumblebee, but along with The Suicide Squad, 2021 will also see him appearing in the ninthFast & Furious movie, F9.
Since The Suicide Squad is a little under a year away, we don’t know yet much time Bloodspot and Peacemaker spend together, but evidently it’s a significant amount if it convinced Peter Safran that Idris Elba and John Cena would pair well in Heads of State. It’s also worth mentioning that Cena will reprise Peacemaker in an HBO Max series from James Gunn, although there’s no word yet on if it will be set before or after the movie.
Amazon reportedly moved quickly to snag Heads of State as the project was being pitched by Harrison Query, so clearly the company thinks it has great potential. Will this be a one-and-done action flick or the start of a potential franchise? It’s way too soon to tell, but I can wait for when the first Heads of State footage of Idris Elba and John Cena beating up bad guys finally drops.
“This One Is For Nigeria” – Nigerian Wrestler Sesugh Uhaa(Apollo Crew) Wins WWE Title
A Nigerian-American wrestler has made the country proud in faraway America. WWE wrestler, Sesugh Uhaa also known as Apollo Crews has emerged the WWE Intercontinental Champion.
Apollo Crews, who defeated his opponent, the Big E at the just concluded WrestleMania, dedicated his new title to Nigeria, stressing that his “ancestors will now rejoice”. In an interview shortly after the match, the 33-year-old wrestler whose parents hailed from Benue State, said he was proud to have defeated his opponent as earlier promised.
“It doesn’t matter how it happened, what matters is that Apollo crews did what he said he was going to do and that is win. “The I beat Big E in his hometown in front of his family and everybody. “The best thing about it is that my ancestors can rejoice, and my family can dance. “I made them proud and now I am the intercontinental champion, this one is for Nigeria,” he said.
The 2020 WrestleMania was the 37th annual WrestleMania professional wrestling produced by WWE for their Raw and SmackDown brand divisions. It took place as a two-night event on April 10 and 11, 2021, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
SA Rapper AKA’s Fiancée Nelli Tembe Dies After Jumping Off 10th Floor of Hotel Building
Nelli Tembe, the fiancée of popular South African hip hop artist, AKA, has died after she reportedly jumped out from the tenth floor of a hotel.
The incident occurred on Sunday, April 11, 2021, at the Pepperclub Hotel in Central Cape Town.
Western Cape SA Police spokesperson, Captain Fredierick van Wyk said crime-scene experts were looking for clues at the hotel.
Cape Town Central police are investigating an inquest case after an incident at a hotel this morning at about 7.45 am on the corners of Loop and Bloem streets, Cape Town CBD, where the body of a 22-year-old woman was found deceased,” he said in a statement.
Witnesses at the scene described hearing shouting and a “loud doof” sound and said they had heard a man calling security and crying.
“Paramedics on the scene have said a female had allegedly jumped from the 10th floor of that building. When paramedics arrived on the scene, she had sustained polytraumatic injuries,” Netcare 911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst said.
She was in a critical condition and they started a full life-support resuscitation. Unfortunately, her injuries were too severe and she was declared deceased,” he added.
The music star took to his Instagram and Twitter, where he announced their engagement.
Nollywood veteran actor Bruno Iwuoha dies
Veteran Nollywood actor, Chief Bruno Obinna Iwuoha, has passed away after many months of battle with diabetes and glaucoma.
Iwuoha’s close associate and filmmaker, Derik Zai confirmed the ‘Sin of the Flesh’ actor’s death on Saturday morning.
According to multiple reports, the AMA awards recipient had been in coma at the National Hospital, Abuja for about three weeks.
He passed away on Saturday, April 10.
The late Iwuoha featured in several movies including Magic Cap, Occultic Battle, Fire on the Mountain 2, Royal Promise and The Cross of Love, among many others.