THE MARINE: HOMEFRONT action flick drops Randy Orton from third installment.
WWE has dropped Randy Orton from the starring role in THE MARINE: HOMEFRONT direct-to-video actioner after his past with the United States Marine Corps which posed a problem with the third installment in the franchise, reports Variety.
The film is set to start production in Vancouver this summer with THE CONDEMDED helmer Scott Wiper on board to direct the Fox Home Entertainment release.
WWE issued a statement saying that the "WWE demonstrated poor judgment in signing Randy Orton for the third installment of the film 'The Marine.' Despite Randy's popularity, the fact that he was dishonorably discharged from the USMC made it inappropriate for him to be cast in this film. He will no longer have a role in the film."