James Gunn’s Peacemaker Show To Release Early Next Year

James Gunn’s upcoming Suicide Squad spinoff series, Peacemaker, gets an early 2022 release date. The upcoming HBO Max series stars John Cena as the ruthless killer, Peacemaker, one of the newest additions to the DC Extended Universe. Described as a “douchey Captain America” who will do anything to achieve peace – including kill – Cena’s Peacemaker will be a new member of Task Force X in Gunn’s sequel-reboot of 2016’s Suicide Squad. A spinoff show was first announced in September 2020, with Gunn attached as producing, writing every episode, and directing several episodes.

While Warner Bros keeps much of the show’s plot under wraps, the series includes several characters from Gunn’s The Suicide Squad sequel/reboot, including Jennifer Holland’s Emilia Harcourt and Steve Agee’s John Economos. The eight-episode series will explore the titular character’s origins. However, Gunn revealed the Peacemaker‘s timeline would not be made clear until after The Suicide Squad, currently set for release in both theaters and HBO Max on August 6. Further adding to the show’s hype, Gunn also confirmed that various Suicide Squad characters would appear in the spinoff series. The show is already in production in Toronto and Vancouver and plans to finish up by June 9, and now Gunn has just revealed the show’s release date.

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In his Instagram story, Gunn revealed that Peacemaker is set to release in January 2022. During a fan Q&A on his Instagram story while he was heading to a night shoot for Peacemaker, Gunn was asked when fans can expect the show to release. “January 2022,” he wrote. Check out his post below:

While the show was announced to be targeting a January 2022 release back in February, Gunn seems to have made the news official. In addition to Cena and Suicide Squad members, other cast members filming for the series include Orange Is the New Black‘s Danielle Brooks, When They See Us‘ Chukwudi Iwuji, Riverdale actor, Lochlyn Munro, Shades of Blue‘s Annie Chang, Togo‘s Christopher Heyerdahl and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 actor, Elizabeth Faith Ludlow.

With the plot and other details about the highly anticipated show have been kept pretty secret, it’s clear Gunn has a lot in store for Peacemaker. Gunn appears to have a lot of creative freedom with the series, with the filmmaker even joking that the show would only be 40 seconds long if edited for television. Now that the series has a release date, fans can look forward to getting to know the anti-hero more after meeting him for the first time in The Suicide Squad. With less than a year to go, fans will hopefully receive some more teasers and images from the series soon.

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