John Cena’s Peacemaker series featured this bizarre Batman villain Easter Egg.
As the first official original series set in the DC Extended Universe, John Cena’s HBO Max original Peacemaker is filled with references and Easter Eggs to the rest of the DCEU canon. In particular, we get some direct references to the lore of Batman. Batman gets a few numerous shoutouts in the series, including one in which Peacemaker calls him something quite vulgar.
Well, in the fifth episode titled “Monkey Dory,” there is a snipped newspaper article featuring the headline, “New Hero Peacemaker Apprehends Kite-Man.” This Easter Egg confirmed that in the DCEU, the obscure Batman villain known as Kite-Man canonically exists, and at one point was apprehended by John Cena’s titular character.
You can check out the Batman villain Easter Egg from John Cena’s Peacemaker series down below:
Kite-Man is one of the many bizarre heroes from the lore of Batman comics. Given James Gunn’s irreverent sense of humor and affinity for such colorful and obscure characters from DC Comics including the likes of fellow Batman villain Polka-Dot Man (David Dastmalchian), it’s not surprising to see him officially canonize Kite-Man in Peacemaker.
It will be interesting to see more bizarre Batman villains become officially canon in the DCEU. Here’s hoping that James Gunn considers adding the Condiment King into the franchise somehow. After all, if any filmmaker can make such a lame Batman villain work onscreen, it’s someone like James Gunn.
Here is the synopsis for John Cena’s HBO Max original series:
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 HBO Max series will consist of eight episodes, with Brad Anderson, Jody Hill, and Rosemary Rodriguez also directing episodes. Clint Mansell and Kevin Kiner also composed the DC show’s score.
The HBO Max series stars John Cena, Danielle Brooks, Freddie Stroma, Chukwudi Iwuji, Jennifer Holland, Steve Agee, and Robert Patrick.
Peacemaker is now streaming on HBO Max, with new episodes dropping every Thursday. Stay tuned for all the latest news surrounding the John Cena series and the future of Batman in the DCEU, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.