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John Cena Says Peacemaker Is Almost Done, Hypes Up The Suicide Squad

June 19, 2021 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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In an interview with Observer, John Cena hyped up the upcoming James Gunn film The Suicide Squad, which arrives on HBO Max and in theaters on August 6. He also revealed that the spinoff show Peacemaker is almost done filming, ahead of its January 2022 premiere on HBO Max. Here are highlights:

On fans not being prepared for The Suicide Squad: “Perception is everything, and I won’t change your perception. But I’ll offer my own. The Suicide Squad is neither a sequel nor reboot. The Suicide Squad is the Suicide Squad from the brain of one of the most amazingly twisted creative minds in James Gunn that I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. James is so gifted in so many ways. The good thing about what’s going on with The Suicide Squad is exactly what you’re saying. People are kind of expecting to be something. But nobody’s ready to see this movie. Everyone needs it in their life, trust me. But nobody’s ready to see what it is. Nobody.”

On the status of his Peacemaker series and if it will connect to the DCEU: “That’s a pretty wide, wide net. I know people who are way up on the executive branch are probably looking for synergy and growth of brand and all that. We’re almost through filming, we almost have everything in the can. It’s really fun. You may think I’m front and center, but we have an all-star cast and everyone slays. I think it’s going to go do good for how people view elements of the DC Universe. Whether it continues to weave the web and further the DC Universe, that’s up to you guys. But I think it’ll be an awesome, awesome journey.”

On not giving away anything about the series: “Fans also in the WWE always try to pry for moments and they try to anticipate excitement. Where’s the fun in that? I really don’t see any. If you like The Suicide Squad, and I really think a lot of people will feel a certain way about the movie, then then chances are, you’re going to enjoy Peacemaker. I think that’s the best thing that I could say. So I’m really looking forward to the world’s response to The Suicide Squad. And hopefully we go from there.”