John Cena appeared this week on "The Pat McAfee Show" to discuss his new Peacemaker series on HBOMax. Cena, being a producer on the show, was asked how much he was involved in shaping the season and how much of the character did he get to play around with as he was getting ready for the show.
“I think I probably could have taken more leverage, but I didn’t want to," Cena said. "I think the invite to be a producer on the show was Warner’s, was DC’s, was HBOMax’s way of saying, ‘We are invested in you, and we’re invested in you so much that we want to include you in this process.’"
"What I did do was open my ears and keep my mouth shut," he continued. "I’m around people who make good television. I’m around great storytellers and James (Gunn) puts a great production team around him, people that know how to get sh*t done. So, I learned a little bit about budget. I learned a whole hell of a lot about Covid protocol. I learned about their game plan, and I got to pretty much sit in the coach’s corner so to speak, and learn from people with a ton of wisdom."
"I really think it was their way of saying, ‘We’re invested in you’, which made me feel great, but in no way did I take that title and abuse it. I realize I’m a rookie and I have a lot to learn. I got a chance to learn from some pretty wise people, and that’s exactly what I did.”