“Peacemaker is an opportunity to delve into current global issues through the lens of this superhero / supervillain / and the world’s biggest asshole,” Gunn said in a press release. “I’m excited to expand The Suicide Squad and bring this character from the DC Cinematic Universe to the full extent of a series. And of course, being able to work again with John, Peter and my friends from Warner Bros. is the icing on the cake.
“I’ve said before it’s a huge honor and an incredible opportunity to be a part of The Suicide Squad and to work with James on what’s going to be a fantastic movie,” Cena said. “I am incredibly excited to have the chance to team up with him again for Peacemaker. We can’t wait for fans to see it. ” This news comes months after HBO Max announced a Gotham PD prequel series connected to Matt Reeves’ The Batman. Gotham PD will take place a year before the events of this film and shed more light on the vast criminal conspiracy between many powerful Gothamites.
These two announcements certainly seem to suggest a broader trend at WarnerMedia. Will other DC movies like The Flash also receive companion series on HBO Max? Does this mean that upcoming HBO Max series like JJ Abrams’ Justice League Dark and Greg Berlanti’s Green Lantern Corps will be linked to the DCEU? Time will tell us.
The Suicide Squad is currently scheduled for August 6, 2021.
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