The Suicide Squad will not be James Gunn’s last entry in the DCEU. A new press release has revealed that a Peacemaker series is in the works at HBO Max.
Gunn will reteam with actor John Cena for the prequel spinoff. The actor-adventure-comedy has been given a straight-to-series order for an eight-episode season. Gunn will write all eight episodes and direct several episodes, including the pilot.
According to The Hollywood Reporter’s sources, Cena’s Peacemaker has become a favorite among Warner Bros. executives, so it is no surprise they want to see more of the star.
I'm over-the-moon excited to be working on #PEACEMAKER with my pals @JohnCena & #TheSuicideSquad producer Peter Safran on this new @hbomax original series from @warnerbrostv @DCComics pic.twitter.com/EsAkOVXB44
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) September 23, 2020
“Peacemaker is an opportunity to delve into current world issues through the lens of this superhero/supervillain/and world’s biggest douchebag,” said Gunn.
The series will go into production in early 2021, prior to Gunn beginning work on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
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The Suicide Squad is set to hit theaters on August 6, 2021.
The film stars Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, David Dastmalchian as Polka Dot Man, John Cena as Peacemaker, Daniela Melchior as Ratcatcher with Idris Elba as Bloodsport, Peter Capaldi as The Thinker, and Storm Reid.
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