A trailer and release date shared for John Cena’s The Suicide Squad spin-off Peacemaker – check it out below.
The new series from James Gunn was officially announced back in July, the day before The Suicide Squad hit cinemas.
At last night’s (October 16) DC FanDome event, the release date was revealed alongside a first trailer, which sees Cena returning from near-death by Amanda Waller (played by Viola Davis) “just to save the fucking world, that’s all.”
Watch the new trailer below:
In an interview with Collider upon the show’s announcement, Gunn broke down the show’s ensemble cast.
“So there’s the six main characters of Peacemaker, Leota Adebayo, who’s Danielle Brooks, Emilia Harcourt, who’s Jennifer Holland, Vigilante, who’s Freddie Stroma, Clemson Murn, who is Chukwudi Iwuji, and John Economos, who is Steve Agee,” the director confirmed. “It’s really an ensemble about those six characters.”
Gunn also said that the eight-part series will focus on one big storyline, although each character will have their own journey to go on. The director found the change of pace from feature films refreshing.
Cena also recently spoke about how his “grossly inappropriate” outtakes from The Suicide Squad inspired the forthcoming Peacemaker series.
Speaking to NME, Cena said: “In pushing the boundaries of Peacemaker, I started to lean into a lot of the nuances that I enjoy. None of it made the movie – not one bit – and everyone on the cast was very patient during that exploration. A lot of it was grossly inappropriate – certainly not acceptable – but you do get to a place where you define a character.”