Peacemaker Series is a Sequel or Prequel to ‘The Suicide Squad’? James Gunn Explains!

Peacemaker Series is a Sequel or Prequel to 'The Suicide Squad'? James Gunn Explains!

Since the characters in The Suicide Squad always end up dying, many fans figured that the Peacemaker (John Cena) series would be a prequel.

Suspicions were raised when a news story revealed that the story would explore the origins of the master gunman and how he became obsessed with peace at any cost.

In addition, the character is shot by Bloodsport (Idris Elba) and supposedly dead when he tries to kill Ratcatcher 2 (Daniela Melchior).

However, a post-credits scene shows that the anti-hero was rescued by ARGUS and hospitalized to treat his injuries, which should lead right into the plot of the series.

But so what? Will the series be a sequel or pre-sequel to the film?

During an interview with Variety, director James Gunn was asked the same question and said it’s a mixture of the two.

“Through the story, you learn where Peacemaker came from. There’s a moment in the movie where Bloodsport talks about his father and what his father was like, and you cut to a shot of Peacemaker, and Peacemaker nods. That’s the seed of the entire Peacemaker series. “

He continued:

“He’s not an evil person, he’s just a bad guy. He seems sort of irredeemable in the film. But I think that there’s more to him. We didn’t get a chance to know him [in The Suicide Squad] in the way we get to know some of the other characters. And so that’s what the whole show is about. I needed eight episodes to do it, at least..”

Gunn wrote the eight-episode series and will direct some of the episodes, while Cena is co-executive producer.

The cast will also include Danielle Brooks, Robert Patrick, Nhut Le, and Freddie Stroma and the return of Steve Agee and Jennifer Holland, who will reprise their roles from the film.

Want more stuff like this?

Get the best viral stories straight into your inbox!

Don’t worry, we don’t spam

PopCorn Princess

PopCorn Princess

Hey there, I'm Princess. I’m an annual comic con attendee, Star Wars-loving, and collector freak. My mission is simple: To bring cool geeky news and content and share my passion with the rest of the world. (... I secretly wish to save the world as a superheroine...)

Follow Me: