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Caption: JOHN CENA as Peacemaker and KING SHARK in Warner Bros. Pictures’ superhero action adventure “THE SUICIDE SQUAD,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures/™ & © DC Comics

James Gunn Reveals His “The Suicide Squad” Spinoff “Peacemaker” has Wrapped

In a month, James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad will burst into theaters, introducing us to Gunn’s vision of that motley crew of lunatics, antiheroes, and a talking shark taking on a mission that many won’t survive. One of the members of Gunn’s upcoming squad (he’d fall into the lunatic category) is John Cena’s Peacemaker, but we’ll be seeing a lot of him in the future. Gunn’s spinoff series Peacemaker has just wrapped filming, the director informs us via Tweet, after 131 days of production.

What’s more, we learn in Gunn’s tweet that he pitched the idea for the series less than a year ago. Also, it was a “vague pitch.” Yet, here we are, a month before we see Gunn’s first film for Warner Bros./DC Comics, and Peacemaker has already moved into post-production.

Cena’s titular character’s deal is he will stop at nothing—literally nothing—at achieving peace. This means he’ll hurt whoever he must, in whatever fashion he deems fit, to achieve his dreams of a peaceful world. He’s one of the oddball DC comics characters who Gunn assembled for his feature film, which he’s compared to a boffo 1970s war flick, albeit with a talking shark, a woman who communicates with rats, and Polka-Dot Man. DC’s bench of bizarre characters is deep, and Gunn has made the most of it.

Joining Cena in Peacemaker are Steve Agee as John Economos (better known as King Shark), Jennifer Holland as NSA agent Emilia Harcourt, Chris Conrad as The Vigilante, and Chukwudi Iwuji as Clemson Murn.

The Suicide Squad hits theaters and HBO Max on August 6. Peacemaker is due on HBO Max sometime in 2022.

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Featured image: Caption: JOHN CENA as Peacemaker and KING SHARK in Warner Bros. Pictures’ superhero action adventure “THE SUICIDE SQUAD,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures/™ & © DC Comics

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