James Gunn has admitted that he wants and needs a break after Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 but still wants to make a second season of Peacemaker.
James Gunn has been working nonstop since he was hired to write and direct The Suicide Squad. During and after the production of the film, the director was also working on the Peacemaker series which debuted this week on HBO Max. Right after production wrapped, the director went right back to work on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 for Marvel and Disney. While James Gunn still wants to keep working he has admitted that he needs a break.
Currently, it is unclear as to whether or not Peacemaker is going to have another sequel. James Gunn is hopeful that the story will continue and considers the series a sequel to The Suicide Squad. In a recent interview The Hollywood Reporter, he admitted that he still wanted to do a second season but was feeling burnt out and needed a break after Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3:
“Well, we’ll have to see. I think I’m just going to collapse for a while after Guardians 3. I’m getting pretty worn out. I’ve been going pretty hardcore for the last few years so we’ll have to see what’s next. But I want to do Peacemaker season two so we’ll see what happens.”
Here’s a synopsis for James Gunn’s Peacemaker:
PEACEMAKER explores the continuing story of the character that John Cena reprises in the aftermath of executive producer James Gunn’s 2021 film The Suicide Squad – a compellingly vainglorious man who believes in peace at any cost, no matter how many people he has to kill to get it!
Peacemaker was created by James Gunn, who wrote all the episodes and directed five of them. The first season of the DC series will consist of eight episodes, with Brad Anderson, Jody Hill, and Rosemary Rodriguez also directing episodes. Clint Mansell and Kevin Kiner will compose the score.
Peacemaker premieres on HBO Max on January 13, 2021, while Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is set to be released on May 23rd, 2023. Stay tuned for all the latest news on James Gunn following his work on Guardians 3 and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.
Source: THR via ScreenRant