Since their inception, animated films have come a tremendous way. Originally limited to two dimensional drawings which made animated films and cartoons notorious for decades, thanks to advancements in technology they can now take on a lifelike format that would almost make you believe the multitude of creatures at the heart of these projects are real. Filmmakers have even come to integrate humans and animated creatures into the same projects, providing a refreshingly unique twist to some of the entertainment industry’s most timeless franchises that have been thoroughly entertaining for audiences. Now Warner Brothers is set to do exactly that with their next project, reportedly bringing on WWE wrestler and actor John Cena to join the cast of the latest hybrid film Coyote vs. Acme based upon the story of the classic Looney Tunes character Wile E. Coyote.
The Looney Tunes franchise is certainly one of the most iconic in the history of animation, and their characters are equally notorious amongst fans. Many will remember the character Wile E. Coyote for his incessant battles with Roadrunner, a childish bird that has been a nuisance for Coyote for as long as viewers can remember, and often causing himself harm in the process as a result of things out of his control. One of those things was the dreaded Acme Company which made the mischievous tools he would often utilize to thwart Roadrunner that often ended up defective or faulty, but now he is taking matters into his own hands. The plot of Coyote vs. Acme finds Wile E. Coyote in a contentious lawsuit with the Acme Company over the quality of their products and is seeking punitive damages against them, and Warner Brothers has added a superstar name to the upcoming projects cast. John Cena, best known for his career as a WWE wrestler as well as starring in films such as 2006’s The Marine, has been enlisted to play the attorney representing the Acme Company and going up against Coyote in Coyote vs. Acme, seemingly posing a substantial challenge for a character originally conceived on paper.
Looney Tunes first appeared in black and white all the way back in 1930, and now they are on the big screen in films also featuring superstar characters. They have certainly come a long way in the span of nearly a century and have remained a mainstay in popular culture for the entirety of that time. It will be interesting to see what else Warner Brothers has up their sleeve, with further updates regarding Coyote vs. Acme in the coming months as production commences.