Did you like the character of Peacemaker played by John Cena in The Suicide Squad? Good news, you will soon find him in his spin-off series that DC and HBO are developing.
In The Suicide Squad, semi-reboot of the first part, James Gunn drew from the DC catalog a myriad of crazy characters. Among them, a certain Peacemaker. This American superhero or rather anti-hero has a very precise vision of good and evil: if these actions lead to peace – even if it means killing innocent people – he will do so without even blinking. A character impeccably interpreted on screen by John Cena.
The ex-wrestler will put on his red and blue suit and his ridiculous helmet again in a spin-off series that was commissioned by the HBO platform in September 2020, several months before the release of Suicide Squad in theaters: in other words, the character has potential and the American platform intends to surf on the popularity of John Cena that we see everywhere.
It’s for when ?
And good news, we already know when HBO Max will broadcast the first season of Peacemaker: it will be unveiled in January 2022 in the United States, hoping that a French channel or platform will recover the broadcasting rights by then. Filming is currently taking place across the Atlantic under the direction of James Gunn himself. The latter will direct 5 of the 8 episodes he wrote.
Who is it with?
He had made the motion capture of King Shark in The Suicide Squad, but it is well part of John Economos that Steve Agee will take again in Peacemaker under a new role: collaborator of Amanda Waller, he is especially in charge of the high prison. Belle Reve security.
Orange Is the New Black fans will also find the hilarious Danielle Brooks (Taystee) on the screen as Leota Adebayo. A character created by James Gunn whom he presents as Peacemaker’s right-hand man. But these last two do not share the same vision of justice.
In the rest of the cast there is also Robert Patrick who was cast to play the father of the American patriot. Freddie Stroma will slip into the costume of Adrian Chase / Vigilante, superhero by night and prosecutor by day. A superhero who will give Peacemaker a hard time.
What will it talk about?
Attention the following paragraph contains spoilers on the end of The Suicide Squad.
“He’s a bunch of shit, ain’t a good guy“James Gunn told the magazine Empire last month. Peacemaker has ideals that I find interesting. His view of things is: “I want peace at all costs, no matter how many men, women and children I will have to kill to get it ”A priori it doesn’t mean anything, but at the same time it makes perfect sense . And John Cena’s performance shows how uncomfortable he is with it, which in my eyes formed the basis of an eight-episode series.. “
It must be said that at the end of The Suicide Squad, Peacemaker decided to eliminate Colonel Flagg (Joel Kinnaman) when the latter wanted to reveal to the whole world the participation of the United States in the Starfish project. When he faces Ratcatcher 2 (Daniela Melchior) whom he is forced to kill, the man seems to hesitate… He will finally be arrested by Bloodsport (Idris Elba).
The post-credits scene, which we decipher here, makes us understand that Peacemaker is not dead. What to think that the series will take place just after the events of Suicide Squad. But when it comes to answering that question, Gunn prefers to kick in touch. We just know that she will be linked to the film, without knowing what exactly she will be talking about …