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James Gunn Ready to Make Another Season of Peacemaker

The Suicide Squad spin-off series Peacemaker has yet to air on HBO Max, but James Gunn will happily return for another season.


We may not yet have seen a single episode of James Gunn’s Peacemaker, but the director has already revealed that he would be happy to return and make another season of the show if allowed. While renewals of any series will depend solely on how well the current one performs, in an interview with Screen Rant, Gunn had fun when asked whether he would want to make any more seasons of the show. While he joked that he had plans to make Peacemaker until he and star John Cena are very old, the director also made it clear that everyone involved in the series would welcome a return soon.

“We have 87 seasons mapped out. Yeah, we’re gonna be doing this until John and I are 150 years old,” Gunn said. “But yeah, no we all want to continue. We really want to continue. It was the greatest group of people. Obviously, I was already friends with John and Jenn [Holland], obviously, and Steve Agee. But Danielle [Brooks] and Chuk [Iwuji] — [Chuk] is one of my best friends. Chuk is one of the primary characters now in Guardians 3, and he is murdering it on this movie. So, it was just, really, a great group of people and I can’t wait to work with them again.”


While the series is certainly not your family-friendly kind of superhero series, The Suicide Squad was a big hit this year and the spin-off will undoubtedly gain some attention on HBO Max. Based on early reviews, Gunn may get his wish to return to the series for more as critics have been more than kind to the show giving it a current Rotten Tomatoes score of 86%.

Peacemaker Has Been Praised For Its Humor As It Expands On The Suicide Squad Hero


While Peacemaker, and The Suicide Squad before it are certainly not aimed at a young audience, the majority of avid comic book fans are adults and the series looks like it is perfectly pitched at that audience. Early reviews have all mentioned the humor of the series and the way it expands on both John Cena’s Christopher Smith as a character and also the world of the DCEU in general. Considering how long Warner Bros. held off making movies based in the DCEU that went beyond the 12A rating, their recent run of projects aimed squarely at adults has proven that there is a big market out there for the right characters.

While Peacemaker is James Gunn’s first dip into the world of television, it is certainly not going to be his last. He is already working on the Guardians of The Galaxy Holiday Special for Marvel Studios and Disney and has already confirmed that he will be returning to Warner Bros. after that for another secret project. Many fans of The Suicide Squad are hoping for more character spin-off series, and with the studio wanting to beef out their DC content on HBO Max no one expects Peacemaker to be the only character to be heading in this direction. Gunn himself has expressed a desire to work with Margot Robbie on a Harley Quinn project, among other things, and at the moment, what Gunn wants, Gunn gets.

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