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John Cena spotted strutting in costume in Vancouver (PHOTOS)

"What’s weird is that this is on John’s day off."
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Actor John Cena was photographed in costume as he walked on a Vancouver street on April 30. He is filming Peacemaker--a Suicide Squad spin-off show.

Popular actor John Cena was photographed in costume and donning a face mask as he walked on a Vancouver street. 

Cena is currently filming a Suicide Squad spin-off show called Peacemaker in the city. The eight-episode series will air on HBO in 2022 and "will explore the origins of the character that Cena will play in the upcoming film, a man who believes in peace at any cost — no matter how many people he has to kill to get it."

The American actor, who is also a professional wrestler, is married to Canadian engineer Shay Shariatzadeh; she studied at the University of British Columbia.

Director James Gunn took to social media to share a picture of the actor walking down the street. He captioned: "What’s weird is that this is on John’s day off."

In response, Cena reshared Gunn's Tweet and asked, "Why is that weird?" 

The Peacemaker star added that he was "just breaking in the uniform" and quipped that it is "quite difficult to shower in...but I manage."

Fans share snaps of John Cena filming in Vancouver on his birthday 

Fans also shared photos of John Cena celebrating his birthday on a Vancouver film set a couple of weeks ago. 

A couple of fans brought Cena a balloon to celebrate his birthday and shared images of him covered in fake blood posing with it.  

Gunn also wished Cena a happy birthday on Twitter and said that the actor loves empanadas. In response, Cena stated that he wishes his Peacemaker costume had an "empanada poop chute."

Vancouverites react to actors travelling to film in the city in the wake of soaring COVID-19 cases

Numerous fans flock to Metro Vancouver film sets in the hopes of seeing popular stars up-close-and-personal. 

People have photographed actors filming popular TV shows such as RiverdaleBatwoman, and Superman & Lois, just to name a few. 

But not everyone is thrilled these actors flew into town to work.

In the wake of soaring coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, many locals question why these actors--many of whom are American--are permitted to work in B.C. Of course, there isn't a rule against flying into the country for work or for recreation, but the pressure is mounting on the federal government to create one. 

Numerous people commented on a couple of recent stories Vancouver Is Awesome shared about American actors filming in the region. Some of them said the film industry has gone to great lengths to protect their employees and therefore doesn't pose a threat to public safety. However, others feel that their work isn't essential and shouldn't be allowed to continue during the pandemic.