James Gunn Confirms Huge ‘Peacemaker’ Season 2 Release Shakeup

Peacemaker is returning sooner than initially expected!

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Peacemaker is coming back sooner than fans think! James Gunn recently confirmed when the highly anticipated DC Universe series will start filming.

Fans have been frothing at the mouth for news about Peacemaker season 2. However, with James Gunn now helming a reboot for the DC Universe on top of filming a new Superman movie, news has been slow about John Cena’s return to the world of spandex.

Peacemaker season 2 is now shooting before the Amanda Waller series

Thanks to recent comments by Emilia Harcourt actress Jennifer Holland, DC fans found out that Peacemaker season 2 is eyeing to start filming sometime this summer. This was later confirmed by James Gunn on Threads, revealing he’ll be filming the project at the same time as Superman.

“The source is kind of iffy but this is true,” Gunn explained. “John Cena shared this on Howard Stern last week. To answer your follow-up questions: yes, we’ll be shooting Superman & Peacemaker simultaneously; yes, I’ve written all the episodes; but, no, in the interest of getting the show out there I won’t be able to direct them all (only some); & yes, Waller‘s still happening & Jeremy & Christal are hard at work writing great stuff, but the schedule was impacted by the strikes so it’ll come after Peacemaker.”

This news may worry some Peacemaker fans that the show won’t be as good without James Gunn directing every episode of season 2. However, unlike movies like Superman, TV shows often have multiple directors across the season. Directors also have far less control over the story of a show than the writers, assuring that Gunn’s touch will still be felt in the oddest corner of the DC Universe.

Though perhaps more interesting than the start date for Peacemaker season 2 is the confirmation that Waller has been delayed. The show was meant to come out before the next season of Peacemaker in the timeline of the DC Universe reboot, though strikes have currently pushed it to an unknown date after season 2.

It’s unclear if the date shuffling will have any impact on the stories of Waller or Peacemaker season 2 given how connected the shows will be. However, given James Gunn is taking a far more hands-on approach than any prior head of the DC Universe through directing projects like Superman, it’s likely whatever connections were intended to bridge the shows will be reworked in order to make sense with the new shooting order.

Anthony Singletary

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