James Gunn is dubbing HBO Max’s upcoming Peacemaker series starring John Cena as a sequel to The Suicide Squad.
Before James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad came out, many thought the Peacemaker series would be a prequel detailing the supervillain’s origin story. While we will probably get a little bit of that in the upcoming show, The Suicide Squad‘s post-credits scene revealed that John Cena’s Peacemaker survived his encounter with Bloodsport.
Based on the box office numbers for The Suicide Squad, it’s unclear if we will get a sequel to the film. James Gunn shared on Twitter he’s open to directing a potential sequel but sees Peacemaker as a continuation of the first film:
Here is the synopsis for The Suicide Squad:
Welcome to hell—a.k.a. Belle Reve, the prison with the highest mortality rate in the US of A. Where the worst Super-Villains are kept and where they will do anything to get out—even join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X. Today’s do-or-die assignment? Assemble a collection of cons, including Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin and everyone’s favorite psycho, Harley Quinn. Then arm them heavily and drop them (literally) on the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese. Trekking through a jungle teeming with militant adversaries and guerrilla forces at every turn, the Squad is on a search-and-destroy mission, with only Colonel Rick Flag on the ground to make them behave…and Amanda Waller’s government techies in their ears, tracking their every movement. And as always, one wrong move and they’re dead (whether at the hands of their opponents, a teammate, or Waller herself). If anyone’s laying down bets, the smart money is against them—all of them.
Written and directed by James Gunn, The Suicide Squad stars Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena, Joel Kinnaman, Sylvester Stallone, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Peter Capaldi, David Dastmalchian, Daniela Melchior, Michael Rooker, Pete Davidson, Nathan Fillion, Sean Gunn, Flula Borg, Mayling Ng, Tinashe Kajese, Steve Agee, Jennifer Holland, Alice Braga, Juan Diego Botto, Joaquin Cosio, Storm Reid, and Taika Waititi.
The Suicide Squad is out now in theatres and HBO Max, while Peacemaker will premiere on HBO Max in January 2021. Stay tuned for all the latest news on John Cena’s Peacemaker series, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content!