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Superhero Bits: Peacemaker Reacts To Mean Tweets, Hawkeye Hits Fortnite & More

(Superhero Bits is a collection of stories, updates, and videos about anything and everything inspired by the comics of Marvel, DC, and more. For comic book movies, TV shows, merchandise, events, and whatever catches our eye, this is the place to find anything that falls through the cracks.)In this edition of Superhero Bits:Several Arrowverse shows get new trailers.Hawkeye arrived in "Fortnite.""Spider-Man: No Way Home" gets a stylish new poster.Peacemaker reacts to mean tweets.All that and more...
Tags: England, Television, Movies, News, Jimmy Kimmel, Disney, Alyssa Milano, Robert Pattinson, Batman, Kate, Kent, James Gunn, Cw, Hawkeye, Black Panther, John Cena

Every Song We Heard In Peacemaker Episode 4

This article contains spoilers for "Peacemaker" episode four. Proceed with caution.It's Thursday and you know what that means: We get to return to the small town of Evergreen and catch up with John Cena and the gang in "Peacemaker." Episode four brings a real emotional gut punch (or more appropriately, gut stab) to the team as Peacemaker is forced to confront his past and his exceedingly terrible white supremacist father. Plus, Leota Adebayo shows some serious signs of being her mother's daughte...
Tags: Spotify, Television, Movies, Evergreen, James Gunn, Vigilante, Adrian, Chris, John Cena, Chris Smith, Goff, Economos, Cena, Clint Mansell, Kevin Kiner, Adebayo

Easter Eggs You May Have Missed In Peacemaker Episode 1

(This article contains SPOILERS for "Peacemaker" episode 1. Proceed with caution.)We still have a few months to go until we thaw out for spring, but it's never too early for an Easter egg hunt. Luckily, there's a new HBO Max original series based on an obscure DC Comics character to carefully comb through, courtesy of a filmmaker known for throwing references into his work left and right. So without further ado, let's take a fairly deep dive into the Easter eggs contained in the first episode of...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Ben Affleck, Chase, Suicide Squad, Justice League, Christian Bale, Batman, James Gunn, Smith, Vigilante, Usc, Adrian, Chris, John Cena

Alison Brie And John Cena Join Action Comedy Freelance From Taken Director Pierre Morel

Two absolute champions of hilarity and wrestling (PLEASE NETFLIX, GIVE US MORE "GLOW") are joining forces for a new action-comedy from the man who wrote "Taken." John Cena and Alison Brie are set to star in "Freelance," a film about an ex-special forces operator who takes a job providing security for a journalist who is set to interview a dictator. Everything is thrown into chaos when a military coup breaks out mid-interview and the odd couple, joined by the dictator, are forced to head into the...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, News, US, Stuart Ford, John Cena, Steve Richards, Cena, Alison Brie, Pierre Morel, AGC Studios, Endurance Media, Annie Edison, Christopher Tuffin, Renee Tab

Peacemaker Star John Cena Was Rejected From Many Superhero Roles, Including Deadpool

Sometimes an actor is so perfect for the character they're portraying that we can't possibly imagine anyone else doing them justice. Ryan Reynolds was destined to become Deadpool. Nobody could have embodied the first live-action Shaggy as well as Matthew Lillard. And John Cena is absolutely perfect as Peacemaker. However, in a recent interview with Josh Horowitz on his "Happy Sad Confused" podcast, the "Peacemaker" star revealed that he faced a lot of rejection for superhero roles before finally...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, News, Suicide Squad, Josh Brolin, Deadpool, James Gunn, Ryan Reynolds, Shazam, John Cena, Matthew Lillard, HOROWITZ, Cena, Josh Horowitz, Dikembe Mutumbo

Peacemaker Featurette Explains Why The 'Worst' Suicide Squad Character Got A Spinoff

If you're not already on board with HBO Max's "Peacemaker" series, a new featurette from Warner Bros. might get you interested. The five-minute video titled "What's Not To Love About Peacemaker?" interviews John Cena's castmates from "The Suicide Squad" about what makes the character a standout, with added insight from James Gunn and Cena himself.Gunn explains why he decided to spotlight Peacemaker with the new show, saying that when imagining a multi-season series, it makes sense to "start with...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Suicide Squad, Warner Bros, James Gunn, John Cena, Gunn, Cena, Joel Kinnaman, David Dastmalchian, Steve Agee, HBO Max, HBO Max Read

Would Die For Eagly: An Ode To Recent Superhero Pet Sidekicks

Before returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe to regale the world with the next chapter of the Guardians of the Galaxy's story, James Gunn stuck around the DC Extended Universe after "The Suicide Squad" to give us the vulgar, violent, and venerable spinoff "Peacemaker." The HBO Max series follows former WWE Champion John Cena as he reprises his role as Christopher Smith aka Peacemaker, Task Force X's resident weapons expert, black ops extraordinaire, and top tier a-hole. Some have even used ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Disney, Suicide Squad, Kevin Hart, James Gunn, Ben Kingsley, Tom Hiddleston, Goose, NICK, Jeremy Renner, Hawkeye, John Cena, Loki, Morris, Talos

The Idea For Peacemaker's White Dragon Began On The Set Of The Suicide Squad

If you've checked out the first three episodes of the HBO Max series "Peacemaker," then you know that Peacemaker's dad Auggie (Robert Patrick) is a real jerk. His behavior makes Peacemaker (John Cena) look like a really good guy by comparison, which is part of the reason Peacemaker is so screwed up in the first place. In a press junket attended by /Film, series creator James Gunn explained that he first started exploring the character with Cena on the set of "The Suicide Squad." Fatherhood and i...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, News, Suicide Squad, John, James Gunn, John Cena, PAUL, Gunn, Cena, Christopher Smith, Auggie, Wolfgang Schmidt, Bloodsport, Luke McDonnell

John Cena's Tighty-Whitey Dance Scene In Peacemaker Was Filmed On Day One

The premiere of the HBO Max series "Peacemaker" features a scene that's impossible to forget, and it was also one of the first filmed. During a watch-along for the series on Twitter, writer and director James Gunn revealed that Peacemaker's tighty-whitey dance sequence towards the end of the first episode was shot on the first day of production, helping to set the tone for the rest of the remarkable and ridiculous shoot. The scene, which features Peacemaker (John Cena) really jamming out to The ...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, News, Suicide Squad, Idris Elba, James Gunn, John Cena, Gunn, Cena, Christopher Smith, HBO Max Read, John Economos Steve Agee

James Gunn Says Vigilante Is Much More Of A Sociopath Than Peacemaker

In "The Suicide Squad," John Cena's Peacemaker is a pretty irredeemable jerk. After his third-act heel turn, it's hard to imagine rooting for him. So how does the "Peacemaker" HBO Max series make viewers not only cheer for Peacemaker, but feel empathetic towards him? James Gunn, who wrote the series and directed five of the eight episodes, uses a wide variety of storytelling techniques to make Christopher Smith, aka Peacemaker, more sympathetic. One that works surprisingly well is that the story...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, James Gunn, Vigilante, Chris, Rainn Wilson, John Cena, Frank, Gunn, Freddie, Cena, Christopher Smith, Auggie, Freddie Stroma, HBO Max Read

A Step By Step-Ball-Change Guide To The Peacemaker Intro Choreography

James Gunn is not your typical comic book adaptation director, and the spin-off series "Peacemaker" is no exception. Filled with gruesome violence, NSFW dialogue, a refreshingly pointed political message that racists are villains who deserve to have their asses handed to them, and fearless critique of DC Comics' golden heroes, "Peacemaker" is Gunn at his absolute best. In a stroke of pure genius, the "Peacemaker" opening credits sequence capture the essence of the series by introducing the chara...
Tags: Television, Movies, Dc Comics, James Gunn, Hitachi, John Cena, Chris Smith, Elizabeth, Barton, Gunn, Juilliard School, Cena, Bob Fosse, Time Warp, Alan Tudyk, Freddie Stroma

John Cena The Wrestler Never Impressed Me – But I Love John Cena The Actor

I have been a fan of professional wrestling for nearly three decades. My fandom began in the early 90s when my cousin Christopher introduced me to the World Wrestling Federation. Unfortunately, he passed away in the mid-90s, so he was unable to go on the journey with me from the Federation Years to the Attitude Era, World Wrestling Entertainment, and beyond. But one thing that I did pick up from him was a distaste for Hulk Hogan. When it came to favorite wrestlers, we were firmly in the Ultimate...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, News, Superman, Dc Comics, America, Suicide Squad, Warner Bros, James Gunn, Black Lives Matter, John Cena, David Ayer, Hogan, Christopher, Hulk Hogan

Peacemaker Is A 'Best Friend, For Never' In The Middle Of Sci-Fi Insanity

The first episode of James Gunn's series "Peacemaker" helped set the stage in the wake of "The Suicide Squad" and introduced us to Peacemaker's new world-saving, crime-fighting team, but the second episode, "Best Friends, for Never," ignites the dangerous new plot that will be unfolding on HBO Max. After a rather eventful one-night stand, Peacemaker (John Cena) must rely on his newfound teammates to help him out of a seriously sticky situation. It appears that Peacemaker's really gone from the f...
Tags: Reviews, Hbo, Television, Movies, Suicide Squad, James Gunn, Vigilante, John Cena, Evan, Gunn, Economos, Cena, Augie, FitzGibbon, Auggie, Eagly

Peacemaker Enters 'A Whole New Whirled' With Violence, Vulgarity And Heart

Writer and director James Gunn has an eclectic style of filmmaking that combines gross-out humor, vulgarity, and intense violence with heartfelt messages and deeper thematic meanings. His work is a mix of sweet and sardonic, earnest and extreme. After the R-rated romp of "The Suicide Squad," Gunn decided to take the character of Peacemaker (John Cena) a step further. The filmmaker wrote the series shortly after wrapping production on "The Suicide Squad," and it follows Peacemaker several months ...
Tags: Reviews, Hbo, Television, Viola Davis, Movies, Suicide Squad, Idris Elba, James Gunn, Smith, John Cena, Gunn, Waller, Cena, Leota, Christopher Smith, Hummel

The Peacemaker Opening Credits Are Incredible

Opening credits sequences began as a functional part of film and television. They existed simply to let the audience know the title of the thing that they were watching and the creatives involved with it such as the production company, the writer, the director, and the main stars. However, as time went on, they would evolve to set the tone for the movie or the show they were preceding. There are even some opening credits that have become just as iconic as the characters or the shows themselves."...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Dc Comics, Suicide Squad, James Gunn, Dick Van Dyke, John Cena, Television Critics Association, Chris Smith, Gunn, Cena, Eagly, Chukwudi Iwuji, Evelyn Klean, Ian Broucek

Why A Key Peacemaker Character Was Recast Halfway Through Filming

The streaming premiere of James Gunn's "Peacemaker" is almost upon us, and as the series approaches its HBO Max debut, details are trickling in about a major casting change that occurred behind-the-scenes and resulted in significant reshoots. "Peacemaker" is a spin-off of "The Suicide Squad" and features John Cena reprising his role as the title antihero, who goes by the name Christopher Smith in his civilian identity. Freddie Stroma, known for his performance as Cormac McLaggen in the "Harry Po...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, News, Disney, Harry Potter, James Gunn, Marvel Studios, Vigilante, John Cena, Conrad, Gunn, Cena, Christopher Smith, Stroma, Freddie Stroma

New Peacemaker Featurette Catches You Up On The Story So Far

"Peacemaker" will premiere on HBO Max on January 13, 2021, and I am so excited! Not only because I love "The Suicide Squad" and the character played by John Cena, but because I read the review from our own Danielle Ryan. Now we have a new featurette for "Peacemaker" that is for mature audiences only. The featurette will catch you up on the story so far before we see the series in all its vulgar glory. The show comes to us, of course, from the mind of writer/director James Gunn. The featurette op...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Suicide Squad, James Gunn, John Cena, Don, Cena, Christopher Smith, Harcourt, HBO Max, Peacemaker, Danielle Ryan Now, Emilia Harcourt Jennifer Holland Harcourt

The 15 Most Anticipated Comic Book Movies And Shows Of 2022, Ranked

On December 17th, Spider-Man changed movie theaters forever. With Omicron numbers spiking and cinema attendance down, the Web-head's third stand-alone MCU adventure swung its way to $260 million on its first weekend. As of this article's publishing, "No Way Home" is now one of the 10 highest-grossing movies of all time. After nearly two years of the pandemic, that's exactly what the theater chains needed.It's also an indictment of the current state of the film industry. That same weekend, Guille...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Television, Movies, Neil Gaiman, Superman, Disney, America, Netflix, Guillermo Del Toro, Sony, Metropolis, Suicide Squad, Paul Thomas Anderson, Harley Quinn, Christian Bale

Peacemaker Review: The Suicide Squad Spin-Off May Be James Gunn's Vulgar, Violent Masterpiece

Writer and director James Gunn is a master of combining dark humor with heartfelt earnestness to create some of the weirdest, most wonderful movies in all of cinema. With "The Suicide Squad," he was given keys to the biggest possible playground, the DC Comics universe, and he delivered a story about found friendship among society's rejects that both embraced and subverted the superhero genre. With his new series, "Peacemaker," starring John Cena as the toilet-bowl-helmeted sorta-hero, Gunn takes...
Tags: Reviews, Hbo, Television, Movies, Office, Suicide Squad, Warner Bros, Clemson, James Gunn, Pete Davidson, Chris, John Cena, Chris Smith, Gunn, Matt Miller, Cena

Peacemaker Trailer: All Of This Is Extremely Inappropriate

2022 is about to start off with a bang, as HBO Max and DC have dropped a new trailer for "Peacemaker." John Cena was the surprising stand-out of James Gunn's "The Suicide Squad" as the soon-to-be titular character in this show, and luckily for us, a bored-in-quarantine Gunn must have foreseen how much we'd all love the foul-mouthed anti-villain. What was supposed to be a fun writing project to keep himself busy after turning in his script for "Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 3" became a bonafide sp...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, News, Trailers, Suicide Squad, Dc, James Gunn, John Cena, Gunn, Cena, Peter Safran, Eagly, Lenny Jacobson, Steve Agee, HBO Max

Every Peacemaker Episode Will Have A Post-Credits Scene

James Gunn's "The Suicide Squad," which came out in early August of 2021 and is currently available to stream in the United States on HBO Max, was far better received by fans and critics than David Ayer's 2016 film "Suicide Squad," a film which takes place in the same continuity and features some of the same actors but was notoriously undone by endless re-edits and studio tinkering. Gunn's film was, comparatively, gently raucous and featured several new, wackier characters, including a human sha...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, America, United States, Suicide Squad, George Clooney, Sylvester Stallone, James Gunn, John Cena, David Ayer, Don, Gunn, Cena, HBO Max

The 12 Best Hulu Original Movies Of The Year, Ranked

Last year, three months into life in lockdown, Hulu released the perfect lockdown movie. Max Barbakow's "Palm Springs" was more than pleasing cinema -- it was the film of its moment, albeit a moment that no one could've or wanted to imagine. A comforting comedy that doubled as a funhouse mirror for the frightening doldrums of pandemic life, "Palm Springs" was a smash, and one that cemented Hulu as an original content force with guts and money to spare. The sky, not COVID, was the limit.Here's a ...
Tags: Movies, Mexico, America, United States, Maine, Broad City, Natalie Morales, Day, Johnson, Mel Gibson, Hulu, Ridley Scott, Whitney Houston, Nina Simone, Peter Jackson, Glazer

Peacemaker Promo Introduces The New BFF Team Of Peacemaker & Vigilante

Christopher Smith, aka Peacemaker (John Cena), from "The Suicide Squad" was many things, but a good friend was not one of them. The tighty-whities wearing government-sanctioned assassin, who's so devoted to peace he's willing to kill most anyone to get it, bonded with the rest of Task Force X over the course of their mission to Corto Maltese in James Gunn's DCEU movie, yet didn't blink an eye about having to murder his teammates to keep the U.S. government's involvement in Project Starfish under...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Harry Potter, Suicide Squad, Brad Anderson, James Gunn, John Cena, Gunn, Cena, Amanda Waller, Christopher Smith, Jody Hill, Marv Wolfman, George Perez, Adrian Chase

Peacemaker Trailer Breakdown: A Sadistic Superhero Seeks Self-Improvement

When we last saw Christopher Smith, aka Peacemaker (John Cena), he was in a hospital bed surrounded by armed guards after the events of "The Suicide Squad." Now he's back in action for the HBO Max series "Peacemaker," dreamed up by writer/director James Gunn during the pandemic lockdown of 2020. The official trailer for this bad boy dropped today, and there are loads of fun hints about where this wild ride might go. Let's take a look at this shotgun blast of a trailer and see what we can piece t...
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John Cena & Robert Patrick in Full Trailer for HBO 'Peacemaker' Series

"The mind is a den of scorpions better left running from, not towards." HBO has revealed the full official trailer for The Suicide Squad spin-off series called Peacemaker, hitting streaming on HBO Max starting in January. While completing work on The Suicide Squad movie last year, James Gunn began writing a spin-off TV series centered on the origins of Peacemaker, portrayed by John Cena. "[He is] not an evil person, he's just a bad guy. He seems sort of irredeemable in the film. But I think ...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Trailer, Suicide Squad, James Gunn, John Cena, Dc Movies, Cena, Robert Patrick, To Watch, Chukwudi Iwuji, Nhut Le, John Cena Robert Patrick

Peacemaker Trailer: Right Now, The World Needs A Son Of A B****

Everyone handles near-death experiences differently. For trained killers, that tends to lead to just more killing ... and maybe a little bit of self-reflection, too. After stealing the show in James Gunn's "The Suicide Squad" and making a surprise return from the dead in a post-credits scene, John Cena's Peacemaker is back and more violent than ever. The only things that can stop him now are, well, everyone who's currently gunning for his head, a sense of ennui, and a metric ton of daddy issues,...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, News, Trailers, Suicide Squad, Brad Anderson, James Gunn, John Cena, Gunn, Cena, Amanda Waller, Christopher Smith, Jennifer Holland, Steve Agee, Robert Patrick Terminator

James Gunn Cast A Peacemaker Actor Because Of A Scooby-Doo Audition 20 Years Ago

With hits like "The Suicide Squad," "Guardians of the Galaxy," and "Guardians of the Galaxy 2," James Gunn became a cross-over success story from genre darling to one of the most highly-sought after superhero film directors. Before stepping into the world of comic book heroes, Gunn was known for his edgy dive into wannabe heroes with "Super," his love letter to B-movies, "Slither," and an extensive history of working with schlock label, Troma Films. For many, however, James Gunn will always be t...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, News, Dave, Suicide Squad, James Gunn, Jason, John Cena, Mary Poppins, Gunn, Munro, Scooby Doo, Cena, FitzGibbon, Michael Rooker

Freelance: John Cena In Talks To Star In Action-Comedy From Taken Director

The "Summer of Cena" may have ended, but Big Match John isn't stopping his reign of action comedies anytime soon. As was first reported on Deadline, John Cena is currently in negotiations to star in the newest film from Pierre Morel ("Taken," "From Paris with Love," "Peppermint") an action-comedy called "Freelance." The film will be sold at the upcoming virtual American Film Market with Stuart Ford's AGC Studios. Steve Richards of Endurance Media will produce the package along with Renee Tab and...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, News, Jimmy Kimmel, Colombia, United States, Paris, Army, Stuart Ford, Suicide Squad, John, UTA, John Cena, AGC, Dwayne The Rock Johnson, Steve Richards

John Cena in Talks to Star in Upcoming Action-Comedy Film Freelance

John Cena is reportedly in talks to star in the upcoming action-comedy film Freelance, according to a report from Deadline. RELATED: Peacemaker Trailer Shows Vigilante, Reveals Release Date Freelance will come from Pierre Morel, the director of Taken, and will be produced by Endurance Media’s Steve Richard, alongside Sentient Entertainment’s Renee Tab and Christopher Tuffin. Freelance follows a special forces operator (Cena) who decides to retire from the Army and begin a family life back in the...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Action, United States, Army, Suicide Squad, Freelance, Columbia, John Cena, Cena, Pierre Morel, Movie News, Steve Richard, Endurance Media

Peacemaker Trailer Breakdown: John Cena And James Gunn Are Back With A New Squad

The "Suicide Squad" spin-off series "Peacemaker" wrapped filming in July, and now we've got our first full-length teaser trailer! Fans who wondered what writer/director James Gunn and star John Cena were going to do with the character following the events of "The Suicide Squad" now have their answer, as the trailer opens with Cena's Peacemaker waking up in the hospital. He's a little confused as to why he's not being hailed as a superhero -- only to quickly realize he still has to answer for all...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Suicide Squad, Idris Elba, James Gunn, John Cena, Gunn, Waller, Cena, HBO Max, Peacemaker, Amanda Waller Viola Davis, New Squad, John Economos Steve Agee, Emilia Harcourt Jennifer Holland

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