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James Gunn’s ‘The Suicide Squad’ Is Getting A ‘Peacemaker’ Prequel Spin-Off Series

Here comes the dooshy Captain America

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HBO Max is wasting no time when it comes to fresh content, the new streaming service has just announced that James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad is getting a straight-to-series order for a spin-off focusing on John Cena’s Peacemaker.

Cena will reprise his role for the series, with director Gunn penning all eight episodes along with directing a few of them. The series is a prequel and will explore the origins of Peacemaker, a man who believes in peace at any cost — no matter how many people he has to kill to get it.

Production is set to being early 2021 (COVID permitting) before Gunn goes off to helm Guardians of the Galaxy 3.

Both Gunn and Cena released statements before taking to Twitter to share their excitement for their new show:

“Peacemaker is an opportunity to delve into current world issues through the lens of this superhero/supervillain/and world’s biggest douchebag. I’m excited to expand The Suicide Squad and bring this character from the DC film universe to the full breadth of a series. And of course, to be able to work again with John, Peter, and my friends at Warner Bros. is the icing on the cake.” – James Gunn

“I have said before that it has been a tremendous honor and an incredible opportunity to be part of The Suicide Squad and to work with James on what is going to be a fantastic movie. I am unbelievably excited to have the chance to team up with him again for Peacemaker. We can’t wait for fans to see this.” – John Cena

Warners must feel really confident in Gunn’s new film to announce a series this early. This took me by suprise if anything, I expected there to be more DC Comics content on HBO Max, just not a Peacemaker series. If anything a Black Canary series would have been my first thought. But hey, the more DC the better in my eyes. I’m happy for Cena, he’s started to grow on me over the last few years, particularly with his performance in Blockers, he’s comedy timing is great and he got to do something outside of action.

Source | WarnerMedia

Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Reel Anarchy & DC Films Hub. Former editor at Omega Underground. Watcher of films, lover of football & eater of dim sum.

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