A month before the series premieres, HBO Max publishes a new Peacemaker teaser that gives a closer look at the DC Extended Universe series.
The show is a spin-off of the newly released The Suicide Squad and is based on the DC Comics character of the same name.
The eight-episode Peacemaker series was developed, written, and directed by James Gunn, who also wrote and directed the solo DCEU sequel.
Multiple Villains on Peacemaker
After the events of The Suicide Squad, in which the titular protagonist was nearly assassinated by Bloodsport for attempting to kill Ratcatcher 2 and prevent the truth about Starro from leaking to the public, Peacemaker takes place. Peacemaker stars John Cena, Steve Agee, and Jennifer Holland from Suicide Squad, as well as DCEU newcomers Danielle Brooks, Robert Patrick, Freddie Stroma, Chukwudi Iwuji, and Lochlyn Munro.
Peacemaker was developed by Gunn during the post-production phase of The Suicide Squad, and following a quick filming schedule from January to July 2021, he and his team are gearing up to premiere the show in January.
HBO Max has published a new Peacemaker trailer following its debut at San Diego Comic-Con. The trailer highlights the titular character’s quest to seek down mysterious “Butterflies” while also hinting at the character’s emotional growth throughout the season.
Take a look at the trailer below:
The new Peacemaker trailer provides the most in-depth look at The Suicide Squad series to date, focusing on the team’s quest to track down several “Butterflies,” who appear to include humans with superhuman abilities.
The video also provides a fascinating look at Cena’s titular hero’s emotional evolution in the series after being left for dead in Jotunheim by Bloodsport, a moment his father humorously deflects in the trailer.
Peacemaker’s terrible connection with his father should provide some insight into why the titular character was so apathetic in The Suicide Squad and the years leading up to the film.