New Daddy's Home 2 Trailer Has John Cena Popping Back In

Daddy's Home was a somewhat surprising comedy hit, but its success has meant that a sequel is on the way. A new trailer is now here and it contains the one thing the first trailer was sorely lacking, more John Cena. The second trailer for the upcoming comedy goes a bit deeper into the relationships between our two main characters and their fathers, and confirms that the former WWE Champion, who had a cameo at the end of the first film, will have a larger role this time around. Check out the new trailer below.

We only get the briefest interaction between John Cena and the rest of the cast in this new trailer, but since we're fairly sure we're not seeing the last scene in the movie this time, we can take this one moment to mean that we'll see more of John Cena in Daddy's Home 2 than we did the first time around. He arrives on the scene, looking as badass as possible, to try and take his daughter away for Christmas, which will ruin the plans of the characters played by Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell, who are trying to do one big Christmas together that will combine both their families. Even if the conflict is resolved by the end of this one scene, and it doesn't appear that it will be, John Cena will at least have one good scene with some significant dialogue.

The word was that John Cena would have a larger role in the upcoming sequel, but he was completely MIA from the movie's first trailer. We were hoping that Cena would have a significant role as a major supporting player, as he's proven his comedy ability in recent movies like Trainwreck and Sisters, however, based on what we've seen here, while Cena's role may be bigger, it still looks to be part of a smaller subplot.

The primary focus of the movie is still about the interaction of our main characters with their fathers, played by Mel Gibson and John Lithgow. We see here that the influence of Gibson's character on his son, played by Mark Wahlberg, will have an impact on the character, causing him to be less open emotionally, which looks to drive a wedge between the two dads, leading to the world's lamest snowball fight.

If you liked the original Daddy's Home, and based on the box office response there's a good chance you did, then the sequel looks to be doing everything that a comedy sequel needs to do, providing more of what made the first movie work, while adding something new to keep the concept from getting too stale. Daddy's Home 2 arrives in theaters on November 10.

Dirk Libbey
Content Producer/Theme Park Beat

CinemaBlend’s resident theme park junkie and amateur Disney historian, Dirk began writing for CinemaBlend as a freelancer in 2015 before joining the site full-time in 2018. He has previously held positions as a Staff Writer and Games Editor, but has more recently transformed his true passion into his job as the head of the site's Theme Park section. He has previously done freelance work for various gaming and technology sites. Prior to starting his second career as a writer he worked for 12 years in sales for various companies within the consumer electronics industry. He has a degree in political science from the University of California, Davis.  Is an armchair Imagineer, Epcot Stan, Future Club 33 Member.