The all-time famous James Gunn movie, Suicide Squad now has a sequel in the form of a series called Peacemaker. Moreover, this will be DC’s first-ever series in the entire collection. Even the series’ cast is of the top tier, with James Gunn in the director’s seat.
What is the Peacemaker about?
The highest-grossing movie in the DC universe after the Dark Knight has to be Suicide Squad. The movie stood out from all the other movies and chance was a big success. However, the famous now has its sequel in the form of a series called the Peacemaker. This is going to be DC’s first-ever extended series. And we will also see James Gunn in the director’s seat for the show. The series was originally made for HBO Max and is now available on Amazon Prime Video.
The series talks about the further journey of Peacemaker after the events in the movie Suicide Squad. The plot of the series is that Christopher Smith or the Peacemaker is forced to join A.R.G.U.S. He is forced to do so to clear off his criminal records. The cast of the series includes John Cena in the lead as Christopher Smith/Peacemaker, Danielle Brooks as Leota Adebayo, Daughter of A.R.G.U.S. leader, Freddie Stroma as Adrian Chase / Vigilante whose ideal figure is Peacemaker and Robert Patrick as White Dragon and who is Peacemaker’s abusive father.
Director James Gunn decided to have a sequel, right after Suicide Squad keeping in mind the character of John Cena in the movie. He was impressed by the power of the character and thought of this series. You can watch the trailer here.
IMDB RATING: 8.3/10
What will we see in DC first ever extended series?
The writer of all eight episodes and director of five of them, James Gunn has a unique idea for the series. He wanted to keep the bad side, the evil side of the Peacemaker. However, he also wanted to explain the situations in his past.
The series talks about another project, called Project Butterfly. Although the threat to Smith remains the same that is if he does not complete the mission he will be put in jail. In the series we will look closely into Peacemaker’s past, habits all good and bad. We will also see more of his character development and obviously changes in his suit. The helmet is going to have a lot of variety with laser shootings coming out of it. Moreover, Task Force X in the Suicide Squad included Deadshot, Rick Flag, Harley Quinn, Katana, Killer Croc and Captain Boomerang. In this series, the Task Force is exchanged with a new team called A.R.G.U.S.
As said earlier, there is character development for the Peacemaker. Over the season we see him tamed down. We even see his fellow group members having faith in him that he will change. The addition of Smith’s abusive and toxic father helps the viewers to better understand the mindset of Smith. Lastly, John Cena’s experience in WWE gives him one up for his role and he has used it to his advantage.
Any further developments in the series?
The series is available on Amazon Prime Video from the 14th of August. The exciting news is that because of the positive response to the series, it is renewed for a second season. Series renewal was announced in February 2022. Therefore another season of peacemaker is on the way.
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