James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad is getting a prequel on HBO Max, within the type of an eight episode spinoff centered on John Cena’s Peacemaker. Gunn will write all eight episodes and direct “a number of episodes, together with the primary” in response to HBO Max. Peter Safran, who produced Aquaman, Shazam!, and Gunn’s upcoming The Suicide Squad will function producer on the present.
All that’s identified in the intervening time is that the collection will discover Peacemaker’s origin story, and describes him as “a person who believes in peace at any price — regardless of how many individuals he has to kill to get it.” We wrote rather more in regards to the comedian ebook historical past of the Peacemaker, and the position he would possibly play in The Suicide Squad, right here.
Whereas there are a number of DC collection in growth at HBO Max, together with Green Lantern Corps, and Strange Adventures, Peacemaker is the second to operate as a prequel to a DC film. The opposite is Matt Reeves’ and Boardwalk Empire creator Terrence Winter’s untitled Gotham City series, which is able to happen within the years main as much as the occasions of The Batman.
“Peacemaker is a chance to delve into present world points by way of the lens of this superhero/supervillain/and world’s largest douchebag,” James Gunn mentioned in a press release. “I’m excited to broaden The Suicide Squad and produce this character from the DC movie universe to the complete breadth of a collection. And naturally, to have the ability to work once more with John, Peter, and my buddies at Warner Bros. is the icing on the cake.”