Many fans are ecstatic to see John Cena’s return to the DCEU in Peacemaker, a series that’ll continue the man on a quest for peace following the events of The Suicide Squad. Many thought Peacemaker’s fate was sealed upon a fatal gunshot wound from Bloodsport to the throat alongside the debris of Jotunheim. It seemingly ended any possibility of his return. The end credits of the film tell a different story, with Christopher Smith pulled from the rubble and now tasked with saving the world from who knows what.
The series is set to debut in January 2022 exclusively on HBO Max, and while no exact date has been set for its debut, we’re going to be getting our first real good look at the series just next month at DC Fandome. To tide us over until then, Entertainment Weekly has released a new still featuring Peacemaker alongside returning stars Steve Agee and Jennifer Holland alongside some new faces.
For those who may have missed the post credit scene for The Suicide Squad. We learn that Amanda Waller has reassigned John Economos and Emilia Harcourt to Peacemaker as punishment for knocking her out and helping Task Force X kill Starro, which led to the saving of Corto Maltese. Joining the team is Freddie Stroma as Vigilante, Chukwudi Iwuji as Clemson Murn, and Danielle Brooks as Leota Adebayo. It’ll be interesting to see how the events in Corto Maltese and the murder of Colonel Rick Flag may affect Smith’s second lease on life.