Warner Bros. has made some questionable creative choices for the DC Extended Universe but despite all that, I think we can all agree that they still made the right call hiring James Gunn to helm the highly-anticipated The Suicide Squad. What was initially thought to be a one-off gig in the DC franchise for the Marvel director has spawned a spinoff television series with the director currently working on Peacemaker starring John Cena.
Gunn has been dishing out news, updates, and interesting trivia about the series on social media, and judging by how passionately he talks about the series, it's evident that the show has ignited something in the director and by the looks of it, he seems to be having a lot of fun working on the upcoming HBO Max offering.
Speaking of, the Guardians of the Galaxy director recently took to Twitter to share a hilarious behind-the-scenes scoop while filming. Apparently, one of the show's producers named "Simon" thought one of their stunt explosions killed someone on set. As it turns out, the "person" whom the producer thought was a casualty was actually a dummy. Gunn explains: "Last night we exploded a building and a dummy was standing in the doorway and for a full five seconds our producer, Simon, who didn’t know the dummy was a dummy, thought we accidentally killed a guy. I’m not kidding."
It looks like Peacemaker will be an explosive (literally) series and I'm sure Gunn and the rest of his crew are doing everything in their power to deliver. It can't be denied that they're currently in a tough spot considering the character isn't as popular as, say, Batman or Superman but we've seen the director work his magic on D-list characters before. I'm 100% positive that he'll be able to pull this one off.
No official release date has been announced for Peacemaker but it's expected to hit HBO Max sometime this year.
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