HBO Max is ready to discover the origins of the Peacemaker character, the grasp of weapons from the extremely anticipated upcoming The Suicide Squad movie, within the new Max Unique action-adventure-comedy sequence Peacemaker.
The streamer has handed out a straight-to-series order of eight episodes for the primary season of the present, over a yr earlier than John Cena’s large display screen debut within the function.
What’s extra the movie’s acclaimed author/director James Gunn will write all eight episodes of Peacemaker and can direct a number of episodes, together with the primary.
Gunn and The Suicide Squad producer Peter Safran will function govt producers of the sequence, with Cena as co-executive producer.
Primarily based on characters from DC, Peacemaker shall be produced by Gunn’s Troll Court docket Leisure and The Safran Firm in affiliation with Warner Bros. Tv.
Peacemaker is scheduled to start manufacturing in early 2021, previous to Gunn starting work on the following Guardians of the Galaxy movie.
The sequence will discover the origins of the character that Cena will play within the upcoming movie, a person who believes in peace at any price — regardless of how many individuals he has to kill to get it.
The sequence will prolong the world that Gunn is creating for The Suicide Squad film, which is scheduled to be launched in theaters by Warner Bros. Photos on August 6, 2021.
James Gunn mentioned of the information: “Peacemaker is a chance to delve into present world points by means of the lens of this superhero/supervillain/and world’s greatest douchebag.”
“I’m excited to increase The Suicide Squad and produce this character from the DC movie universe to the complete breadth of a sequence. And naturally, to have the ability to work once more with John, Peter, and my pals at Warner Bros. is the icing on the cake.”
John Cena mentioned: “I’ve mentioned earlier than that it has been an amazing honor and an unimaginable alternative to be a part of The Suicide Squad and to work with James on what’s going to be a unbelievable film.”
“I’m unbelievably excited to have the prospect to staff up with him once more for Peacemaker. We will’t look ahead to followers to see this.”
“James Gunn has the distinctive means to create an expansive universe whereas additionally bringing to life the soul and wit of every character. We look ahead to a deep dive into the world of Peacemaker,” mentioned Casey Bloys, Chief Content material Officer for HBO and HBO Max.
Cena is an actor, producer, entrepreneur, creator, philanthropist, and WWE celebrity. He’ll subsequent be seen in F9, the ninth installment of the Quick & Livid motion movie franchise, which is scheduled to be launched in April 2021.
He’ll observe that with Warner Bros. Photos/DC’s The Suicide Squad in August 2021. Cena can be the #1 New York Occasions best-selling creator of the Elbow Grease image books, impressed by the teachings he realized about arduous work, perseverance, and staff work from rising up with 4 brothers.
Elbow Grease: Quick Mates, the third ebook within the sequence, shall be launched in September 2020.
He has been the face of the WWE for greater than a decade, constructing a globally acknowledged model.
James Gunn brings his trademark sensibilities to the upcoming DC movie The Suicide Squad, to be launched in theaters subsequent yr.
After Peacemaker, he’ll subsequent go into manufacturing on the third installment of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, which he’s as soon as once more writing and directing.
He beforehand wrote and directed Guardians of the Galaxy and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which have collectively earned greater than $1.6 billion on the international field workplace.
His further filmmaking credit embrace Scooby-Doo, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, Daybreak of the Useless, Slither and Tremendous. Peter Safran is president and founding father of main Hollywood manufacturing firm The Safran Firm.
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