It was confirmed last September that John Cena will portray the character Peacemaker in the upcoming “The Suicide Squad” film that will be released on August 6, 2021.
The former WWE Champion will also star in a spinoff series of the film, “Peacemaker,” that will air on HBO Max, which is HBO’s new streaming service.
James Gunn wrote and will be directing the series. He’s the same writer and director of Suicide Squad and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. At the time, it was touted that Cena is also slated to be a co-executive producer of the series.
Gunn mentioned in a post on Instagram that production for the series is underway. He wrote the following:
“5 months ago, while quarantining, I was almost done editing #TheSuicideSquad & had just turned in a draft of #GuardiansoftheGalaxyVol3 & was awaiting notes. Normally I would try & take a break during this time & go on vacation. But with Covid that wasn’t happening. So, having nothing else to do, I started writing a TV series, #Peacemaker, mostly for fun, as I didn’t believe it was ever going to happen. I wrote a whole first season in 8 weeks. And now, here I am in my trailer, on the first day of shooting. Life is surreal. Let’s go (& go safely!)”
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The first season of the series will have eight-episodes and be about the origins of the character, a man who believes in peace no matter the cost.