John Cena Talks the Creative Freedom of HBO Max Series

Thursday will bring the three-episode premiere of Peacemaker, the first television series set in the DC Films universe. The HBO Max live-action series originated from the events of The suicide squad, recounting the action-packed and emotional adventure of Christopher Smith / Peacemaker (John Cena). While Cena had some defining moments in The suicide squad, those familiar with the history of Peacemaker’s unique comic book know that there is still a lot to explore. Talk to ComicBook.com before PeacemakerAt the series premiere, Cena recognized the “different approach” of immersing yourself in a character over a longer period of time than a traditional movie.

“It’s awesome. This is my first time taking an IP address or character in an extended look besides WWE’s John Cena,” Cena explained. “So it’s really fun, to be able to embrace the patience of not having to rush everything in an hour and 45 minutes to two and a half hours. It’s a different approach, but it’s an approach that I love. because I love being able to breathe and soak up the nuances of what might be happening. So it’s a different approach, but it’s the one I prefer. “

Peacemaker writer and creator James Gunn has expressed everything there is to explore in potential future seasons, and while a second season has yet to be enlightened, the cast and crew of the series have expressed their enthusiasm for this possibility.

“We weren’t even going to do a first season, unless James felt he could do something unique that was unlike anything else on television,” Peacemaker producer Peter Safran said ComicBook.com. “I don’t think there will be a season two unless James can come up with the creation on it that would really flip the script, that would really be something different. He really doesn’t want to ever repeat himself. And I do. know that working with John and the rest of the crew and the cast was such a special experience for James. He loved every minute of it. So if we could understand the creation, hopefully there would be a second season. “

Peacemaker will star Cena, Danielle Brooks as Leota Adebayo, Robert Patrick as Auggie Smith, Jennifer Holland as Emilia Harcourt, Steve Agee as John Economos, Freddie Stroma as Vigilante, Christopher Heyerdahl as Captain Locke, Chukwudi Iwuji as Clemson Murn, Lochlyn Munro as Larry Fitzgibbon, Annie Chang as Sophie Song, Elizabeth Faith Ludlow as Keeya and Rizwan Manji as Jamil.

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The first three episodes of Peacemaker will debut Thursday, January 13 exclusively on HBO Max.

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