"Peacemaker" (HBO Max Series) News & Discussion Thread (Spoilers)

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HBO Max ordered a "Peacemaker" series, a spin-off for the upcoming The Suicide Squad with John Cena reprising his role. The show will explore the character's origins and is supposed to have 8 episodes in its first season.

James Gunn and Peter Safran will be executive producers, and Cena will be a co-executive producer. Gunn will also write all of the episodes and direct most of them.

RELEASE: January 2022

Peacemaker will be produced by Gunn’s Troll Court Entertainment and The Safran Company in association with Warner Bros. Television. Peacemaker is scheduled to begin production in early 2021, prior to Gunn beginning work on the next Guardians of the Galaxy film.
The TV series will extend the world that Gunn is creating for the feature film, which is scheduled to be released in theaters by Warner Bros. Pictures on August 6, 2021.
“James Gunn has the unique ability to create an expansive universe while also bringing to life the soul and wit of each character. We look forward to a deep dive into the world of Peacemaker,” said Casey Bloys, Chief Content Officer for HBO and HBO Max.
James Gunn said, “Peacemaker is an opportunity to delve into current world issues through the lens of this superhero/supervillain/and world’s biggest [censored]. 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.”
John Cena added, “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.”

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Well yeah if you read the article it says it is a prequel and is all about the origins of this character. And though I do get the feeling this HBO Max wanting to latch onto getting as much content as possible and profiting from associated licenses, it does feel off to have one of their first big DCEU related series come from such an obscure character. Like Marvel is going to launch like 5 series first with already established heroes and worlds before trying to build any new ones and even then some of those are based on things already established while yeah we're getting of all things a Peacemaker show likely even before that talked about Green Lantern HBO Max show. Which does seem odd but I think there's two big reasons WB/HBO is singing up on this.

1. Though there is a lot of talk that the rivalry between Marvel and DC over the various talent and related individuals is blown up to hyperbole and mostly just in the fan's imagination... you know there's at least some of it there. Maybe it's not in the writers or director or actors as much but I'm sure a lot of the studio heads feel that way. Thus I'm sure a studio head is excited to delay Gunn working on Guardians 3 even more to have him do work on this Peacemaker series.

2. I think the bigger factor and reason that Peacemaker got pushed to get his own series is because yeah they got John Cena to play the guy. Considering how ridiculously popular Cena has been on WWE and how he's handling his filmmaking career now it's pretty clear at least a few people in the industry are linking him as the next Rock aka Dwayne Johnson aka the only real Mega A+ Celebrity Actor really working today. Since let's face it the only reason Black Adam's getting such a push is because of Dwayne Johnson and I can see Cena getting to that level and I'm sure some people feel he's already coming close so why not get him to launch a series while you still can before he's too big for even that?

Honestly to me those are the two reasons we're getting this. Since yeah Peacemaker isn't a big enough draw on it's own for a series. Like yeah a character as super popular as Harley Quinn I can see getting it as well as wanting to promote certain oddities like say Doom Patrol but let's face it; this is only a show happening due to whose attached to it not based on the character or idea on it's own.
 

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Is this the first time (with the Suicide Squad reboot) that one of DC's Charlton characters has made it into live action? I know that Blue Beetle (Jaime Reyes) was under development at one point.
I believe so. The other characters are mostly too obscure. The closest I remember anything else was, I think there was a rumor of a The Question feature film years ago.

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I believe so. The other characters are mostly too obscure. The closest I remember anything else was, I think there was a rumor of a The Question feature film years ago.

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I don't recall that, but I do think that The CW has had a Question television series under consideration.
 

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