John Cena’s Peacemaker from The Suicide Squad is going to star in his own HBO Max series, written by James Gunn and he’ll also direct some of the episodes. The news broke in the trades today, but Gunn addressed it on Twitter as well:
I’m doing #Peacemaker in the time always allotted between #TheSuicideSquad & #GotGVol3. Normally I would have been taking more of a break in this space but it’s Covid, I’m stuck at home, so I wrote a TV series. https://t.co/lARE63ypwI— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) September 23, 2020
I actually knew about this back in July and teased it on Twitter:
Wow, WB really does have a plan for DC and is planning well ahead in the event certain upcoming movies are well received. pic.twitter.com/r9ewT25zkB— Jeremy Conrad (@ManaByte) July 8, 2020
I didn’t run a story as certain trade reporters like to debunk things until they’re able to break the news, and honestly I didn’t want to put up with that headache. Still, it’s nice to see it confirmed and I’m actually surprised we learned about it officially so soon. I guess the reaction to The Suicide Squad at DC Fandom confirmed they should reveal it.