James Gunn’s THE SUICIDE SQUAD has yet to hit theaters but the buzz behind it and its stars are so big that spin-off TV series are already being ordered. This announcement is huge as it puts John Cena’s THE PEACEMAKER front and center with his own series coming to the HBO Max streaming service.
THE PEACEMAKER has been giving an eight-episode straight-to-series order for its first season with THE SUICIDE SQUAD director writing all episodes and directing a number of them. The show is said to explore the origins of the DC Comics character played by Cena.
Peacemaker is scheduled to begin production in early 2021, prior to Gunn beginning work on the next GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY film. The show will be produced by James Gunn and Peter Safran with Cena serving as co-executive producer.
This is not the first spin-off series from an upcoming DC film set to hit HBO Max. It was recently announced that a GOTHAM PD series would be coming as a spin off of THE BATMAN from director Matt Reeves. Also former DC Universe originals such as DOOM PATROL, HARLEY QUINN, TITANSandYOUNG JUSTICE have moved to the streaming platform.
To give a bit of back story on the character of The Peacemaker, he was created by Joe Gill and Pat Boyette and first appeared in the Fightin’ 5 series originally owned by Charlton Comics, is a man who believes in peace at any cost — no matter how many people he has to kill to get it. The first incarnation of Peacemaker is Christopher Smith, a pacifist diplomat and son of a Nazi death camp commandant who founded the Pax Institute who fights dictators and warlords.
Director James Gunn himself kicked off this panel to much hype and proceeded to let everyone know that he is still working on the film. Joining Gunn in the panel were the cast of the movie and we found out who people were playing in the film. The biggest surprises to see were who Idris Elba, Nathan Fillion and Pete Davidson were playing.
It seemed like nonstop we were either hearing new additions or rumors of addition to Warner Bros THE SUICIDE SQUAD written and directed by James Gunn. Well Gunn himself has offically revealed the cast of the upcoming sequel on Twitter.
The new additions include Alice Braga (QUEEN OF THE SOUTH, I AM LEGEND), Joaquin Cosio (RAMBO), Mayling Ng (WONDER WOMAN), Juan Diego Botto (GOOD BEHAVIOR), Storm Reid (EUPHORIA, A WRINKLE IN TIME),Tinashe Kajese (COLD CASE), Julio Ruiz (CRIMINAL MINDS) and Jennifer Holland (BRIGHTBURN).
This also officially confirms Michael Rooker, Pete Davidson and Taika Waititi as members of the film.
THE SUICIDE SQUAD is set to hit theaters on August 6, 2021
When you hear that a project like THE SUICIDE SQUAD is constantly grabbing high level talent and with a director such as James Gunn at the helm you cant help but to continually have your anticipation build. This is another one of those times.
DEADLINE is reporting that DOCTOR WHO actor Peter Capaldi, who also is an Academy Award winner (1995) is joining THE SUICIDE SQUAD. But the announcements do not stop there. It is also being reported that SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE‘s Pete Davidson has been in talks for a small cameo in the pic, and there’s a chance he’ll do it between breaks on the shot. That deal is still coming together.
No details were given in regards to which roles Capaldi or Davidson will play. What do you think of this news and who would you like to see these characters portray on the big screen?
The man who re-invigorated the THOR film series thanks to THOR RAGNAROK and is getting ready to jump back into it with THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER ,and already has a jam packed Fall lined up is potentially making his way onto the superhero franchise aisle. DEADLINE is reporting that actor, director and writer, Taika Waitii is currently in talks to join James Gunn’s THE SUICIDE SQUAD for Warner Bros and DC.
Waititi is currently promoting his Fox Searchlight comedy JOJO RABBIT (opening Oct. 18) and beginning work onNEXT GOAL WINS, his next directorial for the studio classic label. There are no reports on what his role will be or even how big it will be.
Waititi would join a growing cast thatincludes Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Viola Davis (Amanda Waller), Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang), Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flag) as well as new castmembers Idris Elba, David Dastmalchian (Polka-Dot Man), Daniela Melchior (Ratcatcher), John Cena (Peacemaker) Flula Borg, Steve Agee (King Shark) and Nathan Fillion.
THE SUICIDE SQUAD is set to hit theaters August 6, 2021.
I think it’s pretty safe to say James Gunn’s THE SUICIDE SQUAD is locked and loaded with talent on all fronts and this latest casting announcement just adds to it.
DEADLINE just broke the news that Comedian Steve Agee is the latest addition to the “worst heroes ever” sequel. Agee will provide the voiceover to super-villain King Shark, who most recently was seen on The CW’s THE FLASH.
Agee already has a working relationship with Gunn as he was in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 as Gef, a member of the Ravagers.This is also not the first time Agee will be utilizing his voice talents. He can also be heard on Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME and Netflix’s TWELVE FOREVER.
The Suicide Squad that is. Storm Reid from A WRINKLE IN TIME has signed on to join James Gunn’s THE SUICIDE SQUAD.Now it is being reported that Reid is set to play Idris Elba’s daughter in the film. Elba, who was recently revealed to be portraying Brock Turner aka Bronze Tiger in the film will be part of the group of anti-heroes based on DC Comics characters.
The group includes returning cast members, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Joel Kinneman as Rick Flag, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang and Viola Davis as Amanda Waller along with newcomers Daniela Melchior, John Cena and David Dastmalchian.
THE SUICIDE SQUADis set to hit theaters Aug 6, 2021
The BLACK ADAM film is getting more traction as Variety is reporting that JUNGLE CRUISE director Jaume Collet-Serra is in negotiations to direct Johnson’s first romp into the superhero world.
BLACK ADAM became a priority after the success of SHAZAM! New Line Cinema originally wanted to introduce the character in the first SHAZAM!movie but the producing team quickly made the conscious effort to separate the two characters with a “Black Adam” solo pic. There is also rumor of Black Adam being involved in THE SUICIDE SQUAD.
James Gunn is non stop with the recruiting for THE SUICIDE SQUAD. In addtion to working with returning cast members Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang), Joel Kinneman (Rick Flag), Viola Davis (Amanda Waller) and new additions John Cena (Peacemaker), Daniela Melchior (Ratcatcher), David Dastmalchian (Polka Dot Man).
Now you can add another high profile name to the list. It is being reported by Forbes that Guardians of the Galaxy actor, Benecio Del Toro is on Gunn’s radar to play the movie’s big bad, a character known as “The General.” It is worth noting there are several established DC Comics villains that have used this moniker, including Wade Ellering and Ulysses Hadrian Armstrong. All we know about this guy is that he’ll be a new thorn in Task Force X’s side.
There had been much speculation as to who Idris Elba would be portraying in James Gunn reboot/sequel THE SUICIDE SQUAD. Now it seems as if the guessing game is over as it is being reported that Elba will be Brock Turner a.k.a BRONZE TIGER.
Forbes is reporting the character for the British actor. now Bronze Tiger has already been seen within the DC television universe. He is portrayed by Michael Jai White in Arrow and he is known for being a member of Task Force X also known as the Suicide Squad. Turner is also one of the greatest martial artists in the DC Universe, a member of the League of Assassins, and has something of a frenemy relationship with Deathstroke.
Now of course there will be a Deathstroke in the DC Universe TITANS season 2 but the merc was portrayed by Joe Manganiello in JUSTICE LEAGUE.
Idris Elba can be seen this summer in the upcoming HOBBS AND SHAW film with Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham.
THE SUICIDE SQUAD is set to hit theaters in August 2021