The Suicide Squad film has only been out for a few months and already director James Gunn and John Cena will bring Peacemaker back in his own show on HBO Max. DC fans have seen glimpses of the upcoming spin-off show.

Peacemaker Show First Look At Some Footage

Earlier this week, the streaming service gave the first look at some Peacemaker show footage. John Cena’s Peacemaker steps out of his car and into a diner. He’s asked “why are you in your costume?” and replies, “This is a uniform.” The footage continues with a little gun action.

In addition to John Cena in the titular role, the series will include The Suicide Squad’s Jennifer Holland as Emilia Harcourt and Steve Agee as John Economos as well as franchise newcomers Danielle Brooks as Leota Adebayo, Annie Chang as Sophie Song, Chris Conrad as Vigilante, Christopher Heyerdahl as Captain Locke, Chukwudi Iwuji as Clemson Murn, Lochlyn Munro as Larry Fitzgibbon, and Robert Patrick as Auggie Smith.

Recently, Peacemaker show creator James Gunn and Holland spoke with Deadline and revealed some details about some characters.

“Peacemaker has a lot of issues,” Gunn explained. “I don’t sit down and say ‘Oh, how am I gonna make this character likable.’ I make it as fully fleshed as possible, and one of the things that I wanted to tell was a story in which he’s got a lot to learn.” He added, “His blind spots are pretty terrible and there are other places of him being ignorant.”

“He’s every guy I grew up with in Missouri, and not different from anyone I know,” Gunn shared. “Everyone on TV is entirely good or entirely evil, although there are some great shows not like that, and it was fun to make a supervillain who has a lot of nuances.”

“She’s closed off,” Holland added about her character, “that comes from a life of seeing a lot of death and killing of a lot of people.” She continued, “She also believes that close personal relationships are dangerous. I think she’s a lone wolf,” teasing Emilia will “will become a more well-rounded person and create some relationships with people throughout the season.”

James Gunn has been posting a lot of behind-the-scenes content from The Suicide Squad. He even shared a funny video of John Cena after eating 36 empanadas. The Suicide Squad post-credit scene revealed Peacemaker was still alive and is needed to save the world. Gunn teased what fans can expect from the Peacemaker show.

“Through the story, you learn where Peacemaker came from,” Gunn told Variety about Peacemaker‘s place in the DCEU timeline. “There’s a moment in [The Suicide Squad] where Bloodsport talks about his father and what his father was like, and you cut to a shot of Peacemaker, and Peacemaker nods. That’s the seed of the entire Peacemaker series.”

The Peacemaker show is planned to be a prequel and sequel to The Suicide Squad film. The spinoff series will premiere in January 2022.


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