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WRAP: James Gunn’s THE SUICIDE SQUAD Spinoff PEACEMAKER With John Cena Wraps Filming in Vancouver



Peacemaker is not a good guy but John Cena is.

John Cena plays Peacemaker in James Gunn’s spinoff series for HBO Max from his The Suicide Squad movie. The NSFW series wrapped almost six months of filming in Vancouver tonight.

Filming dates: January 15th to July 12th,2021.

Episodes: 8 (5 directed by James Gunn).

Who is Peacemaker?

Peacemaker is a man who believes in peace at any cost — no matter how many people he has to kill to get it.

This guy is a loud, obnoxious, bro-ey douchebag. That sucks. But why? At what point did he become such a douchebag and what does that mean? There’s a lot to dive into there. — John Cena to Empire.

Starting with where he lives.

Bruce Wayne has the huge mansion and the Batcave. This is a single wide [trailer]. — John Cena.

John Cena and director James Gunn at Peacemakers’s single wide trailer.

Cast: John Cena, Danielle Brooks, Jennifer Holland, Steve Agee, Robert Patrick, Freddie Stroma, Chukwudi Iwuji, Lochlyn Munro, Annie Chang and Christopher Heyerdahl.

James Gunn, Jennifer Holland, Chukwudi Iwuji, Freddie Stroma, Steve Agee, John Cena, Danielle Brooks.

Peacemaker Characters:

John Cena as Christopher Smith/Peacemaker; Danielle Brooks as Leota Adebayo; Freddie Stroma as The Vigilante/Adrian Chase; Robert Patrick as Christopher’s father Auggie Smith; Jennifer Holland as NSA agent Emilia Harcourt, who works with A.R.G.U.S. to monitor the Suicide Squad; Steve Agee as John Economos, the warden of the Belle Reve Penitentiary and an aide to Amanda Waller; Chukwudi Iwuji as Clinton Murn, Annie Chang as Detective Sophie Song, Lochlyn Munro as Larry Fitzgibbon; Christopher Heyerdahl as Captain Locke.

Freddie Stroma replaced Chris Conrad as The Vigilante/Adrian Chase partway through filming.

Steve Agee, Jennifer Holland, James Gunn, Chris Conrad (replaced by Freddie Stroma), Danielle Brooks,  John Cena & Chukwudi Iwuji.

Top right to bottom left: Steve Agee, Jennifer Holland, Chris Conrad (replaced by Freddie Stroma), John Cena, Chukwudi Iwuji, Danielle Brooks, James Gunn. Missing Robert Patrick.


Social distancing with John Cena.

Happy Birthday with John Cena.

Peacemaker spent more than $1.2 million on local business in Surrey including set construction, logistics and feeding the crew, according to Paul Orazietti.

Pacific Inn in Surrey.


The video store set.

Paul Orazietti/@paradeguy images.


John Cena in costume at the back of the video store set.

Frederick Vinas (@Frederick_Vinas image.

Does John Cena ever take off the costume?

On The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

On The Late Show With Steven Colbert.

Peacemaker the comic.

The Suicide Squad is in theatres and streaming on HBO Max on August 6th.

And the Peacemaker series is expected to stream on HBO Max in January 2022.

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