Peacemaker is shaping up to be WB/DC’s biggest series, which could mark the beginning of the DCEU’s MCU-esque success on streaming. From the latest redband trailer showing off the show’s villains to Gunn’s regular teases on social media, it’s already being talked about by a many individuals online. That said, the idea to advertise the chatter itself in an attempt to incite more discussion is arguably a stroke of marketing genius – fans will tweet about Peacemaker just to see their handle in Times Square. Marketing aside, Peacemaker does seem to be another pending hit for Gunn.
Plot details for the show remain mostly hush-hush, yet the series will address the character’s origins and deconstruct his twisted sense of patriotism. Similar to Marvel Studios’ new mate cop pairing in Hawkeye’s Clint Barton and Kate Bishop, Peacemaker will see its main character team up with Adrian Chase/Vigilante, who, despite working in customer service, is much more savagely committed to his ideals. While the series looks to be substantially more grounded than The Suicide Squad, Gunn has teased future DC projects that will probably stem from Peacemaker. The essayist/chief is presently working on his final film in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, and the success of Peacemaker could determine his future in the DCEU.
The official Twitter account for Peacemaker on HBO Max as of late shared a video of a billboard for the show in Times Square, which is displaying fan tweets in one of the world’s most pined for advertising spots. The message advises readers to react to the series’ latest trailer, so that they could wind up featured as well. Gunn also took to social media to back the billboard, and the original posts can be seen beneath:
The Suicide Squad spinoff series, Peacemaker, has been composed and heavily coordinated by Gunn, who perceived the titular character’s neglected potential from the leap. In the flagship film, it’s established that Peacemaker cherishes peace with all his heart and doesn’t care the number of men, ladies, and kids he has to kill to get it. This leads him to kill Rick Flag and attempt to kill Ratcatcher 2 preceding Bloodsport puts him down. In The Suicide Squad’s credits scene, it’s revealed that Peacemaker survived the events on Corto Maltese and is expected to help “save the f—king world.” In Peacemaker, Cena will be joined by his The Suicide Squad co-stars Steve Agee (as prison warden John Economos) and Jennifer Holland (as Amanda Waller’s aide Emilia Harcourt) alongside newcomers Danielle Brooks as Leota Adebayo, Robert Patrick as Peacemaker’s father, Chukwudi Iwuji as Clemson Murn, Freddie Stroma as Vigilante, and Nhut Le as Judo Master.