The first teaser trailer for the highly anticipated The Suicide Squad spin-off, Peacemaker, debuted with commentary from Peacemaker himself, John Cena. Fans also got a bonus behind-the-scenes look when the Peacemaker cast joined writer and director James Gunn to discuss the upcoming series, coming to HBO Max on January 13, 2022.
Peacemaker stars John Cena as the titular character, Danielle Brooks as Adebayo, Freddie Stroma as Vigilante, Jennifer Holland as Harcourt, Steve Agee as Economos, Chukwudi Iwuji as Murn and Robert Patrick as Auggie Smith.
However, according to all of them, it’s Peacemaker’s pet bald eagle, Eagley, that steals the show, and from what I saw, they may be right. Check it out below:
The series was written entirely by Gunn himself, who said normally he would’ve taken a break between The Suicide Squad and his next project, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (and the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special), but he had nothing better to do with his time this past year. “Normally I would have been taking more of a break in this space but it’s COVID, I’m stuck at home, so I wrote a TV series,” he wrote in a September 2020 Tweet.
Although plot details on Peacemaker remain slim, the show is expected to explore the origins of Cena’s character, whom Gunn describes as a “douchey version of Captain America.” Peacemaker has a troubled past, and the show charts his journey as he grapples with trauma from that past, making rational and irrational decisions to “achieve peace at any cost.”
Peacemaker is set to debut on HBO Max on January 13, 2022.