‘Peacemaker’: First Official Look At ‘The Suicide Squad’ Spin-Off Released

Peacemaker hits HBO Max in January 2022.

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The first official look at The Suicide Squad spin-off series Peacemaker has been released.

James Gunn’s take on the foul-mouthed and violent DC team The Suicide Squad is set to hit theatres and HBO Max next month. Set to introduce a dozen new characters alongside old favorites like Rick Flag and Harley Quinn, The Suicide Squad is set to be one of the most exciting films in the DC Extended Universe just by virtue of how many characters it’ll have. The film is also set to launch a solo Peacemaker series for HBO Max, making it the first show set in the DCEU.

The Peacemaker series stars John Cena in the titular role. Set to be an origin story of sorts for The Suicide Squad character, the series is both written and directed by James Gunn. Currently expected to debut in January 2022, the first official look at the series has been revealed thanks to Empire. In the photo, Cena is seen in his bloodied Peacemaker suit as he receives direction from Gunn. Details are slim on the series, though more should come out as we familiarize ourselves with Gunn’s The Suicide Squad later this year.

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You can check out the synopsis for Margot Robbie’s The Suicide Squad below:

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 David Dastmalchian, John Cena, Jai Courtney, Joaquín Cosío, Nathan Fillion, Joel Kinnaman, Mayling Ng, Flula Borg, Sean Gunn, Juan Diego Botto, Storm Reid, Pete Davidson, Taika Waititi, Alice Braga, Steve Agee, Tinashe Kajese, Daniela Melchior, Peter Capaldi, Julio Ruiz, Jennifer Holland, Viola Davis, Idris Elba, Margot Robbie, and Michael Rooker.

The Suicide Squad is currently scheduled to hit theaters and HBO Max on August 6, 2021. Stay tuned for all the latest news on The Suicide Squad, Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

Source: Empire