The second episode of John Cena’s Peacemaker confirms that one of Batman’s weirdest allies exists in the DCEU.
After debuting in The Suicide Squad, John Cena is finally headlining his own series on HBO Max as Peacemaker, the unhinged, patriotic anti-hero. The series debuted with three episodes, giving audiences the perfect taste of what to expect. Peacemaker is naturally filled to the brim with references to the larger DC Extended Universe but it features one so obscure and zany that we were left in stitches.
In the second episode of the John Cena series, Peacemaker is quipping with Steve Agee’s John Economos. In their exchange, we learn that Batman’s annoying “ally” Bat-Mite exists in the DCEU. Agee’s Economos tells Cena’s anti-hero that he’d rather be working with Bat-Mite, the character who “stans” Batman.
No idea who that is? Don’t worry, as the character has largely remained obscured and the butt of many jokes over the years. The Batman character is an imp who comes from the Fifth Dimension. Bat-Mite is a huge fan of Batman, almost to the point of borderline obsession. Bat-Mite is known for something up situations where he can see Batman in action and then join him in battle.
Is James Gunn setting up a Bat-Mite solo project? Probably not, but it’s hilarious to know that the cartoonish character has made its way into the DCEU. Who knows, the character might even appear in one of the series’ many post-credits scenes.
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.
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