Gunn is filming the HBO Max series before his MCU return.
James Gunn has shared a behined-the-scenes look as filming for The Suicde Squad spin-off series for HBO Max following John Cena’s Peacemaker starts filming.
The Suicide Squad is the next DC film on the release schedule and will currently release simultaneously on HBO Max like Wonder Woman 1984. James Gunn has been in post-production on the project for sometime and before he returns to the Marvel Cinematic Universe for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, he will first direct episodes for a Peacemaker series starring John Cena.
During DC FanDome, we got our first glimpse at what James Gunn is brewing with The Suicide Squad and also revealed who each actor is playing in the film. John Cena is Peacemaker in the upcoming film, who was described as a douchey Captain America in the DC FanDome featurette for the film. Over the last few weeks, Peacemaker has been adding to its cast which includes Steve Agee, Danielle Brooks, Chris Conrad, Jennifer Holland, Robert Patrick, Chukwudi Iwuji , Lochlyn Munro, Annie Chang, and Christopher Heyerdahl. Peacemaker has now begun filming in Vancover and Gunn has shared a behind-the-scenes picture on social media to celebrate:
5 months ago, while quarantining, I started writing a TV series, mostly for fun, in-between Guardians drafts & cutting #TheSuicideSquad. I wrote the 1st season of #Peacemaker in 8 weeks. & now, here I am, on the 1st day of shooting. Life is surreal. Let’s go (& go safely!) ❤️☮️🕊 pic.twitter.com/dAyAJmwYVB
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) January 15, 2021
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Written and directed by James Gunn, The Suicide Squad stars David Dastmalchian, John Cena, Jai Courtney, Joaquín Cosío, Nathan Fillion, Joel Kinnaman, Mayling Ng, Flula Borg, Sean Gunn, Juan Diego Botto, Storm Reid, Pete Davidson, Taika Waititi, Alice Braga, Steve Agee, Tinashe Kajese, Daniela Melchior, Peter Capaldi, Julio Ruiz, Jennifer Holland, Viola Davis, Idris Elba, Margot Robbie, and Michael Rooker.
The Suicide Squad is currently scheduled to hit theaters and HBO Max on August 6, 2021. Stay tuned for all the latest news regarding James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, Peacemaker, and subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.