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John Cena On What to Expect From Peacemaker, Teases ‘A Hell Of a Ride’

January 4, 2022 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Peacemaker John Cena Image Credit: HBO Max

John Cena’s Peacemaker arrives on HBO Max next week, and he recently teased what to expect in the upcoming series. Cena recently spoke with Games Radar the The Suicide Squad spinoff show, which premieres on the service on January 13th. You can check out the highlights from the discussion below:

On the show’s direction: “In Peacemaker, you’re gonna see a lot of stuff that people can relate to in their lives, and be able to craft their own takeaways. I never want to tell people how to feel or think when they watch something, but I really love the fact that it hits on a lot of stuff about what family means to us, searching for approval of others, how to live your life, and nature versus nurture and how we’re raised. How the values we grew up in can change, and how difficult it is to unwire some stuff. There’s a bunch in there that is really gonna be good and fun to look at in the whole series.”

On Gunn’s approach to the characters: “The way James crafted every character path is really fun. You really go through a hell of a ride in the eight episodes, and I think Adebayo is no different. There’s a moment in the trailer where Adebayo is like, “Man, if you were just Chris [Peacemaker’s real self] every once in a while, that wouldn’t be so effing bad!” I think she’s the one person that creates a safe environment for maybe him to be him.

“This is a guy who literally, by his own free will, is dancing in his underwear in somebody else’s apartment. There’s more than what you see on the surface inside of Chris Smith, and I think Adebayo is a nice catalyst to bring that out. Hopefully, people will watch Peacemaker and want to root for Christopher Smith, even though he is a douchebag and he always will have those qualities!”

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