THE SUICIDE SQUAD, directed by James Gunn, already seems like a wild journey, but the Peacemaker TV series, according to on what we’ve heard, will take Gunn’s chaotic world of sub-tier supervillains to the next level. Dave Bautista was originally cast in the part of the vicious killer who believes in establishing peace at any costs, but when the actor decided to focus on Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead, James Gunn replaced him with John Cena, who turned out to be an excellent option.
James Gunn told Entertainment Weekly, “He was a bit of a risk,” “I’m going to hire someone without having them audition. But he walked in on the first day and slayed, and he ended up being the best improv performer I’ve ever worked with.” After that, Gunn was inspired to approach Warner Bros. about developing a Peacemaker TV program, which was promptly greenlit and is currently in development. John Cena weighed in with a tease that the series would continue “Turns up the volume on everything in The Suicide Squad. I truly hope people appreciate The Suicide Squad, and I believe they will. They’ll want more after they acquire a sense of these individuals, which is where Peacemaker starts up.”
While we haven’t seen much of what the eight-episode series has in store, James Gunn has previously hinted that the Peacemaker series will follow in the R-rated footsteps of the feature picture, claiming that “it would be forty seconds long” if cut for broadcast TV. Let the games begin. Despite having to shoot Peacemaker during COVID, James Gunn stated it was a “complete joy” to work on. “There are so many things I love about filmmaking,” Gunn remarked, “but with a TV show, you can really breathe.” “It’s a lot of fun and very relaxing.” I adore these characters, and you can come to know them in a variety of ways. It’s also given me a method to cope with some political issues that have been bothering me.
The official synopsis for The Suicide Squad:
Welcome to hell — a.k.a. Belle Reve, the prison with the highest mortality rate in the US of A. Where the worst Super-Villains are kept and where they will do anything to get out—even join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X. Today’s do-or-die assignment? Assemble a collection of cons, including Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin and everyone’s favorite psycho, Harley Quinn. Then arm them heavily and drop them (literally) on the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese.
The Suicide Squad will hit theaters on August 5, 2021 and start streaming on HBO Max the following day. The Peacemaker TV seres will debut on HBO Max in January 2022.