Peacemaker builds on the tone and events of The Suicide Squad, according to John Cena. With the guidance of James Gunn, the DC Extended Universe is set to expand in the near future. The Suicide Squad will be released in theatres and on HBO Max in just a few weeks, according to the writer/director.
His DCEU film will neither be a reboot or a sequel to the original Suicide Squad film from 2016, but it will contain recognisable characters alongside a new cast of DC villains. John Cena’s Peacemaker falls into this genre.
Peacemaker is one of many obscure DC villains Gunn plans to introduce, but he is the only one with a confirmed DCEU future. Gunn wrote the entire series and directed numerous episodes for HBO Max, and it was previously announced that a Peacemaker show was in development.
There have been a few photographs revealed for the show, but it is still unclear how it links to The Suicide Squad’s story. Although these specifics may take some time to surface, Cena has already teased how Peacemaker will expand on the DCEU smash.
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With The Suicide Squad’s marketing campaign nearing completion, Gunn and Cena recently chatted with EW about their DC collaborations. Gunn talked about how difficult it was to film Peacemaker during the Covid-19 pandemic, but he still loves what the TV format allowed him to do with John Cena’s character. After witnessing the film, the actor believes that viewers will be screaming for the spinoff series, and that Peacemaker merely “turns up the volume” on what spectators will see.
One unanswered mystery concerning Peacemaker is how its plot links to that of The Suicide Squad. Peacemaker may or may not survive the DCEU film, according to Gunn, who also hinted that the series may be a prequel revealing how he was captured.
However, there’s a good likelihood that Peacemaker takes place after The Suicide Squad, giving Gunn a time to build out his world before crafting a sequel. Peacemaker is set to be released in January 2022, so fans should have a lot clearer idea of what to expect once the film is out.