The DC series “Peacemaker” has just unveiled a brand new trailer. Produced and directed by James Gunn, the show promises to be explosive and totally offbeat. These new images confirm in any case the return of John Cena in the skin of the character!
Peacemaker : the series derived from The Suicide Squad unfolds
To preserve the peace, he is ready for anything. This is the mantra of Peacemaker, the brainless hero embodied by John Cena in The Suicide Squad. Directed by James Gunn, The Suicide Squad, an indirect sequel to David Ayer’s film, was released last summer. If the reviews were mostly positive, describing the work of James Gunn as an intelligent, quirky and inventive blockbuster, the result at the box office is unfortunately not in this image. The Suicide Squad has indeed picked up, with only 167 million dollars in revenue worldwide for a budget of 185 million dollars. A total failure for Warner Bros, who should logically stop betting on the Suicide Squad.
But all is not lost. Indeed, James Gunn, who obviously enjoyed working with the Suicide Squad, decided write, produce and direct a spin-off series centered on Peacemaker, the character played by John Cena. The actor is therefore back in the shoes of this somewhat peculiar peacemaker. The show, which will contain 8 episodes, is expected January 13 on HBO Max.
An explosive new trailer
Soberly titled Peacemaker, the series will take place some time after the events of The Suicide Squad. The protagonist therefore survived his confrontation with Bloodsport, and is slowly recovering from his injuries. Even though he is on the brink of death, Peacemaker returns to service and decides to continue working for the government. But Peacemaker isn’t quite the same. A change seems to be taking place in him, and the supervillain visibly gains in emotion and empathy.
This new trailer, quite long since it lasts all the same more than three minutes, offers a large quantity of original images. James Gunn’s irreverent tone should be the focus of the show, which emphasizes humor and derision. John Cena is a strong character, between violence, stupidity and newly born emotional springs. The tone of the character and the series promise to be a real event, to be found in early 2022 on HBO Max. In addition to the presence of John Cena, the rest of the cast consists in particular of Freddie Stroma, Danielle Brooks or the great Robert Patrick!