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Peacemaker is a new spin-off series to the popular Suicide Squad film, and the first season will be landing on HBO Max in the near future. The series will explore the origins of the character, who is played by John Cena in the films, and fans are excited to find out where his special abilities came from. Express.co.uk has everything you need to know about Peacemaker release date, cast, trailer, plot and more.
When is Peacemaker out on HBO Max?
News of the new series arrived on September 23, 2020 and HBO Max revealed an eight-part first season is underway.
Sadly there is no release date yet, but the series is likely to coincide with the upcoming Suicide Squad film which is due to be released in 2021.
The Peacemaker series will be joining other shows from the DC Universe on the streaming platform, including Doom Patrol, Harley Quinn and Stargirl.
Cena, who plays Peacemaker in the series, will also act as co-executive producer alongside producer Peter Safran and James Gunn.
Deadline revealed Peacemaker is set for production in early 2021, ahead of Gunn’s work on the next Guardians of the Galaxy film.
With this in mind, the new series is likely to land either at the end of 2021, or early 2022.
Who is in the cast of Peacemaker?
Besides Cena, no other casting announcements have been made for the series at this moment in time.
Cena said: “I have said before that it has been a tremendous honour and an incredible opportunity to be part of The Suicide Squad and to work with James on what is going to be a fantastic movie.
“I am unbelievably excited to have the chance to team up with him again for Peacemaker. We can’t wait for fans to see this.”
The real identity of Peacemaker is Christopher Smith, a diplomat who wants to bring peace to the world and he uses his superhero abilities to advance the cause.
He faces villains in the form of dictators and warlords, and uses non-lethal weapons.
Is there a trailer for Peacemaker?
Sadly as news of the new series has only just come to light, there is no trailer available just yet.
HBO Max is likely to drop a trailer a few weeks before the series is due to air, so sadly fans will have to wait a while before they see any footage from the series.
Fans have already taken to Twitter to express their excitement over the new series, with one saying: “Congrats! This is exciting af! This must mean he’s a standout in #TheSuicideSquad! I can’t wait to SEE Cena in this!”
Fans have pointed out the series will act as a prequel to the new Suicide Squad film, with one saying: “It’s a prequel. But this gives more weight to the character especially… if the show was a hit. John Cena is also playing it, lots of people are gunna watch it.”
Fans will be able to get a taste of what Cena is like in his Peacemaker role in the film, which will air ahead of the series.
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What will happen in Peacemaker?
The show will expand on Peacemaker’s character and pull him out of the DC Universe for his own series.
Gunn said: “Peacemaker is an opportunity to delve into current world issues through the lens of this superhero/supervillain/and world’s biggest douchebag.
“I’m excited to expand The Suicide Squad and bring this character from the DC film universe to the full breadth of a series. And of course, to be able to work again with John, Peter, and my friends at Warner Bros is the icing on the cake.”
Actor Cena announced the news on Twitter and he said he could not wait for fans to see Peacemaker brought to life on the small screen.
He said: “Working alongside @JamesGunn on #SuicideSquad was an absolute masterclass in how to best bring beloved characters to life in a new and fun way.
“I cannot wait for the #DCUniverse to experience more of absurdity that is the Peacemaker in this new project on @hbomax!!!”
Cena is also known for his role as a professional WWE wrestler, and he is still signed to the WWE part-time.
He shares the top spot with Ric Flair for the most world championship wins in the history of the WWE.
Fans are excited to see him take on the role of the DC character and they are keen to know whether he will use his skillset in the series.
The character first appeared in the Fightin’ 5 series, which was originally owned by Charlton Comics. They describe Peacemaker as a man who believes in peace at any cost.
But fans will learn he has a darker side as he is prepared to kill any number of people in order to achieve it.
Peacemaker will air on HBO Max
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