The Suicide Squad: John Cena’s Peacemaker Gets HBO Max Spin-Off


James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad is getting a TV spinoff, with the character of John Cena Peacemaker in his own HBO Max series, and Cena will reprise his role for the series, which was commissioned directly by HBO Max. Gunn writes the series and directs several episodes. Gunn confirmed the news of the Peacemaker series on Twitter and revealed he would be producing the series alongside The Suicide Squad producer Peter Safran. Cena will also be co-executive producer. Peacemaker will be produced by Gunn’s Troll Court Entertainment and The Safran Company in association with Warner Bros. Television.

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HBO Max also sent in this comic book-style teaser image for the series, which should give you an idea of ​​the irreverent tone Gunn and his company are looking for:The character of Cena The Suicide Squad was revealed with the rest of the cast at DC Fandome in August. Peacemaker is a militant pacifist, so devoted to the idea of ​​peace that he will kill any man, woman or child to get it. In other words, he’s not the brightest light bulb in the DC Universe.

“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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