We’re still several months away from the release of THE SUICIDE SQUAD, but writer/director James Gunn is already hard at work on Peacemaker, a TV spin-off that will center on the character played by John Cena in the feature-film; in fact, Gunn took to Twitter to announce that today marks the first day of shooting on the HBO Max series.
5 months ago, while quarantining, I started writing a TV series, mostly for fun, in-between Guardians drafts & cutting #TheSuicideSquad. I wrote the 1st season of #Peacemaker in 8 weeks. & now, here I am, on the 1st day of shooting. Life is surreal. Let’s go (& go safely!) ???????? pic.twitter.com/dAyAJmwYVB
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) January 15, 2021
James Gunn also responded to rumours several weeks ago that the Peacemaker TV would also air on The CW in addition to HBO Max, but it would seem that the series will be following in the R-rated footsteps on its big-screen companion as Gunn said, “If we edited it for broadcast TV it would be forty seconds long.” Once Gunn completes work on Peacemaker, it’s expected that he will move forward with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. As far as The Suicide Squad goes, the film will feature a mix of old and new castmembers including Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena, Joel Kinnaman, Peter Capaldi, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Alice Braga, Pete Davidson, David Dastmalchian, Micheal Rooker, Daniela Melchior, and more. The Suicide Squad is slated to hit theaters and HBO Max on August 6, 2021.