Peacemaker, the upcoming HBO Max spin-off for The Suicide Squad is now in production and continues to add more members to its cast. The show follows the character of Peacemaker, a man who seeks to achieve peace no matter the cost, even if means breaking someone’s arm. The project is set to serve as a prequel for the character and will dive into the origins of the character with other plot details remaining under wraps. It’s highly possible that the project will see writer and director James Gunn adapt another John Ostrander story, the Janus Directive, a story that plays almost perfectly into what we know about Peacemaker.
Today, Gunn confirmed the addition of two more members to the production’s cast, with Elizabeth Faith Ludlow and Rizwan Manji joining the film. The initial report doesn’t clarify who the actors will be playing and mentions that their roles are being kept under wraps but it’s highly likely that Ludlow will be playing the role of Keeya. She is described as a Black Female, in her late 20’s to early ’30s, gay supportive but tired wife, reluctantly dealing with her wife’s new government job and the secrecy it requires. For Manji it’s possible that he could be playing a character known as Jose, described as someone 20-40 and a hospital janitor who reluctantly gets pulled into a discussion with a hospital patient. Both actors fit quite well to that get ranges for the characters and fit the descriptions given.
Welcome @ElizabethLudlow & @Riz_Manji! I've been working with these 2 this week & they've been killing it. FUN FACT: Elizabeth was in GOTG Vol 2 but she was an alien so I didn't recognize her when she auditioned – I didn't know we had worked together until I cast her a 2nd time! https://t.co/TVMRf2ut8V pic.twitter.com/rseKDEnDp0
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) February 1, 2021
Peacemaker currently has no release date but was written by James Gunn who will also be jumping behind the camera for a number of episodes. The show will see John Cena reprise his role from the upcoming film The Suicide Squad. Cena will be joined by Chris Conrad, Jennifer Holland, Danielle Brooks, and Annie Chang.