“The Suicide Squad” Spin-off “Peacemaker” to Debut In January 2022
Director James Gunn confirms Peacemaker will start streaming on HBO Max sometime in January of 2022.
James Gunn, who has been very engaging with fans on Twitter while promoting his upcoming film The Suicide Squad, answered a fan confirming that the spin-off show Peacemaker will start streaming in January 2022. During The Suicide Squad’s production, the show was picked up as an exclusive for HBOMax’s DC content. Peacemaker will feature John Cena as the titular character who will be reprising his role from The Suicide Squad film.
Not much is known about the plot details of the show at the moment, but the Season will run for eight episodes all written by Gunn. The synopsis reads:
The origin of the DC superhero so dedicated to world peace that he is prepared to use force of arms to achieve it.via IMDB
Last week, the show had completed its filming and reported it will be moving to post-production. Also accompanying that news were some set photos shared by the crew that showed the first glimpse at Vigilante‘s suit. More on that here. Gunn also replied to another fan stating that it may be possible for fans to witness more character spin-offs from his version of Suicide Squad.
Also, on the heels of wrapping up filming for the show, John Cena made his shocking return to the WWE at the Money in the Bank pay-per-view and confirmed he will run a short stint leading into SummerSlam to face Roman Reigns. How that fits into his promotion schedule for The Suicide Squad remains to be seen.
The Suicide Squad opens on August 5, 2021, and will be available to stream on HBOMax the following day. The movie stars an ensemble cast including Margot Robbie, John Cena, Idris Elba, Viola Davis, and Sylvester Stallone as the voice of King Shark!