James Gunn's take on The Suicide Squad will be coming out Summer of next year, but much like Matt Reeves' The Batman, the movie will be expanded through HBO Max for a prequel series. One of the characters in Gunn's The Suicide Squad, the Peacemaker, is going to be getting an eight-episode prequel with John Cena as the star describing the origins of the character. Gunn will be heavily involved in the project, writing for all episodes, and direct some episodes, including the premiere.
Gunn also released a statement regarding the news:
Peacemaker is an opportunity to delve into current world issues through the lens of this superhero/supervillain/and world’s biggest douchebag, I’m excited to expand The Suicide Squad and bring this character from the DC film universe to the full breadth of a series. And of course, to be able to work again with John, Peter, and my friends at Warner Bros. is the icing on the cake.
John Cena, who will be playing the titular character, said:
I have said before that it has been a tremendous honor and an incredible opportunity to be part of The Suicide Squad and to work with James on what is going to be a fantastic movie, I am unbelievably excited to have the chance to team up with him again for Peacemaker. We can’t wait for fans to see this.
We're excited to see the expansion of offerings that HBO Max will have for DC fans, since they seem to be quickly becoming the new hub for DC shows and movies.