A 12 months earlier than The Suicide Squad was even launched, director James Gunn and HBO Max confirmed they were already working on a follow-up in the form of a TV series for Peacemaker, the gun-toting member of Activity Drive X performed by wrestler-turned-actor John Cena. Talking in a brand new interview, Cena has excessive reward for what followers can anticipate from the present, which arrives firstly of 2022 and lately wrapped filming, telling Entertainment Weekly: “I’d enterprise to say that Peacemaker truly turns up the quantity on something that you simply see in The Suicide Squad. I need folks to take pleasure in The Suicide Squad and I actually suppose they’ll. Once they get a feel for these characters they’re going to want more and that is the place Peacemaker picks up.”
Cena additionally provided his emotions on Peacmaker as a personality, relaying it again to how he considered himself as a wrestler.”The Peacemaker is an attention-grabbing character as a result of his ego appears contradictory. He’s this man who has developed this philosophy and he can use it as a blanket to behave badly: ‘I’m doing this factor that’s morally flawed however I’m doing it within the identify of peace so it is okay.’ He views himself as a superhero however I believe numerous us would watch his actions and suppose that they are morally flawed. In WWE I at all times attempt to get folks to explain their characters in a single sentence and I believe that one sentence (for Peacemaker is) ‘He desires peace a lot he is keen to kill for it.'”
Other cast members starring alongside Cena in the Peacemaker collection embody Danielle Brooks (Orange Is the New Black) as Leota Adebayo, Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment Day) as Auggie Smith, Jennifer Holland (Brightburn), who will reprise her function of Emilia Harcourt from The Suicide Squad and Freddie Stroma as Vigilante/Adrian Chase.
An official description for the collection reads:
Based mostly on characters from DC, Peacemaker will likely be produced by Gunn’s Troll Courtroom Leisure and The Safran Firm in affiliation with Warner Bros. Tv. Whereas particulars about Peacemaker are being stored underneath wraps, the collection will discover the origins of the character that Cena will play within the upcoming movie, a person who believes in peace at any value — regardless of how many individuals he has to kill to get it. The collection will prolong the world that Gunn is creating for The Suicide Squad film, which is scheduled to be launched in theaters by Warner Bros. Photos on August 6, 2021.
The Suicide Squad will debut in theaters and on HBO Max on August 6. Peacemaker premieres January 2022 on HBO Max.