PEACEMAKER TV Series (John Cena to Star; Adds Steve Agee)

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  1. Dragonlordxxxxx Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Update: September 23, 2020

    Suicide Squad Spinoff Series PEACEMAKER Starring John Cena From James Gunn Set at HBO Max

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    HBO Max has given a straight-to-series order for Peacemaker, a spinoff from the upcoming Suicide Squad film. John Cena will play the title role, reprising his role from the film. The film’s writer and director, James Gunn, will also write the series and direct multiple episodes, including the pilot.

    HBO Max has ordered eight episodes of the show based on the DC Comics character, which is described as an action adventure comedy. The exact plot of the series is being kept under wraps, but it is said it will explore the origins of Peacemaker, a man who believes in peace at any cost, no matter how many people he has to kill to get it. Production is slated to begin in early 2021, prior to Gunn starting work on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. The Suicide Squad is set to be released in theaters Aug. 6, 2021.

    “’Peacemaker’ is an opportunity to delve into current world issues through the lens of this superhero/supervillain/and world’s biggest douchebag,” Gunn said. “I’m excited to expand ‘The Suicide Squad’ and bring this character from the DC film universe to the full breadth of a series. And of course, to be able to work again with John, Peter, and my friends at Warner Bros. is the icing on the cake.”

    Cena will serve as co-executive producer in addition to starring. Gunn will executive produce via Troll Court Entertainment with Suicide Squad producer Peter Safran also executive producing for The Safran Company. Warner Bros. Television will serve as the studio.

    The series expands Gunn’s role within the DC universe, having already established himself within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He wrote and directed the first two installments of the Guardians of the Galaxy films, which collectively grossed over $1.6 billion globally. He was also an executive producer on both Avengers: Endgame and Avengers: Infinity War.

    Cena is best known for his time in the WWE, where he is a 16-time world champion. He has been pursuing acting more seriously of late, having starred in films such as Blockers, Trainwreck, Bumblebee, Ferdinand, and the upcoming ninth installment of the Fast & Furious franchise. He also currently hosts Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? on Nickelodeon.

    https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/su...ries-john-cena-james-gunn-hbo-max-1234780589/
     
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    A spin-off based on a movie that hasn’t even succeeded yet; wow.

    That’s something else.
     
  3. Dragonlordxxxxx Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    It's a good sign for Gunn's movie (studio is liking what they are seeing), especially Peacemaker who seems to be one of the breakout characters in the sequel.
     
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    This is on brand for DC.
     
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    I'm glad that DC is taking chances on characters like
    this rather than usual suspects.
     
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    I hope you’re right dude.

    I feel like Suicide Squad was a bad idea without a popular version of the JLA to pit them against; sort of like making a Sinister Six movie without Spider-Man.
     
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    I guess it depends on what a person expected for Suicide Squad. For me, Suicide Squad was mainly about going against covert, high-fatality rate missions like overthrowing a tyrannical third-world government or going up against powerful bad guys.
     
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    I get that. To me, that's more or less "the expendables". You don't really need a wider universe for those stories.

    I feel like, if you're going to put them in the DC universe...do what Marvel did with Ant Man when he had to visit the avengers, or something along those lines. Did you watch JLU? I felt they did an excellent job with the squad in that show.

     
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    Of course, Justice League Unlimited is the best JL version on the screen, small or big.

    For me, a JL vs. SS would make more sense if you build up the SS crew first. Introduce them to the audience first and then have them tangle with JL in a future movie.
     
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    Update: October 30, 2020

    Steve Agee Reprises Suicide Squad Role in James Gunn's PEACEMAKER TV Series

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    Deadline reports that Steve Agee, who stars in James Gunn’s upcoming The Suicide Squad movie, is making the jump to the pic’s HBO Max spinoff series Peacemaker starring John Cena.

    Agee will reprise one of two of his Suicide Squad roles, that of John Economos. The character is a warden of Belle Reve Federal Penitentiary and an aide to Viola Davis’ government character Amanda Waller. Agee also is playing King Shark in Suicide Squad.

    Agee is a longtime thespian in Gunn’s canon, having starred in the filmmaker’s Super, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and his horror feature production Brightburn directed by David Yarovesky.

    Gunn is writing the eight-episode Peacemaker series and directing a number of the episodes. More characters from Gunn’s Suicide Squad could make the jump to the series, which explores the origins of Cena’s Peacemaker character, a guy who believes in peace at any cost — no matter how many people he has to kill to get it.

    Agee’s TV credits include the Netflix animated series Twelve Forever, ABC’s The Conners, NBC’s Superstore, Fox’s New Girl among several others. The comedian was a writer on over 300 episodes of Jimmy Kimmel Live! and will also star in the upcoming Justine Bateman-directed drama Violet.

    https://deadline.com/2020/10/the-su...series-peacemaker-adds-steve-agee-1234606195/
     
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    If John cena is in it i cant see it, sorry.
     

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