Some of these films have the wrestlers as leading characters, others – in supporting roles.
We’ve already reviewed “The Marine 3: Homefront” which was an okay action film, starring WWE star Mike “The Miz” Mizanin.
To be honest, the film would’ve been much less interesting if it wasn’t for Neal McDonough’s cool performance. Mizanin is good, but he doesn’t stand out as something special.
“No One Lives” (with Brodus Clay), “The Hive” (with David Otunga), and “Dead Man Down” (with Wade Barrett) – will all depend on their leading stars, since the WWE wrestlers starring in these films do not have leading parts.
Next one – “Leprechaun: Origins” with another WWE performer Hornswoggle (Dylan Postl) promises to be nothing but a cheesy horror flick. One must wonder how Warwick Davis feels about this one.
The last film from the list – “12 Rounds: Reloaded” with WWE superstar Randy Orton, this is the film that should definitely attract action fans.
The trailer looks quite promising. Orton has the right looks, and WWE Studios just might hit the jackpot with this new selection.
It is sad though that other WWE superstars are not getting movie roles. One such superstar is The Undertaker (aka Mark Callaway). His name would’ve definitely attracted the right audience, he’s got the looks, charisma and some skills to play a truly menacing character.
Another one is Brock Lesnar. Obviously, there isn’t anything that The Rock or Steve Austin do in films – that Brock Lesnar cannot do. This is another opportunity that WWE Studios could examine in the near future.
If however you don’t like any of these, make sure to check out “Pro Wrestlers vs Zombies” that has nothing to do with WWE Studios, but it stars Kurt Angle, Roddy Piper, Shane Douglas, Jim Duggan and Matt Hardy – who battle zombies in prison.
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