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Diabolical Teaser: Animated The Boys Spin-Off Weaponizes An Adorable Baby, Again

Well, they did warn us that it would be gory, violent, and push even more boundaries than the original series already had. Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the comforting waters of wholesome and inspiring superhero stories, "The Boys" is back to drag superpowered individuals back down to Earth in shocking, provocative, and slightly disturbing fashion ... though in a different medium, this time around. Not content to depict edgy superheroes and villains with all their flaws in li...
Tags: Amazon, Television, Movies, News, Earth, Trailers, Seth Rogen, James Gunn, Evan Goldberg, Aisha Tyler, Vought, Awkwafina Garth Ennis Eliot, Ilana Glazer Simon Racioppa Justin Roiland, Ben Bayouth Andy Samberg


James Gunn Says A Peacemaker Character Will Return For A 'Big' DC Movie In The Future

If you haven't watched "Peacemaker" on HBO Max yet but are interested in the grand scheme of the DC Extended Universe, you may want to remedy that situation because according to James Gunn, a character from the show is going to show up in the DCEU in a very big way. Gunn recently guested on an episode of the TV's Top 5 podcast where he put to bed the rumors that "Peacemaker" exists in a separate universe, and instead exists well within the confines of the DCEU. Better yet, a recurring character ...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, News, Nsa, Suicide Squad, James Gunn, Gunn, Jennifer Holland, Black Adam, DCEU, Harcourt, Justice Society of America, HBO Max, Emilia Harcourt


The Morning Watch: Creating The Magic Of WandaVision, Peacemaker Premiere Easter Eggs & More

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fan-made productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)In this edition, take a look at the visual effects created by Industrial Light & Magic to bring one of the final sequences from Marvel's "WandaVision" series to life. Plus, take a look at all the Easter eggs and DC Comics r...
Tags: Movies, News, Dc Comics, Suicide Squad, Jim Carrey, James Gunn, Cw, John Cena, Sammy Davis Jr, Wayne Enterprises, Carrey, Wanda Maximoff, HBO Max


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


James Gunn Teases That His Mysterious DC Project Is Another TV Series

"Peacemaker" just dropped its first three episodes on HBO Max on January 13, but showrunner and writer (and director of five of eight episodes), James Gunn, already has another DC project lined up. This is something Gunn himself confirmed last October when he tweeted, "Yes, I'm developing another DC project besides Peacemaker," and, "I can't wait to show folks what we've been cooking up."The exact details of that project are still shrouded in unknowns, and Gunn has a couple of other big Marvel S...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, News, Suicide Squad, Dc, James Gunn, Gunn, David Dastmalchian, Danielle Ryan, Collider Gunn, Daniella Melchior


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


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


'Peacemaker' lets John Cena and James Gunn cut loose in a silly 'The Suicide Squad' spinoff

The opening credits for "Peacemaker" feature John Cena and the rest of the cast in a choreographed dance number that is joyously goofy, setting the tone for what's to come. If only this HBO Max series spun out of "The Suicide Squad" was consistently as good, despite (and partly because of) the freedom afforded writer-director James Gunn to utterly cut loose.
Tags: Cnn, James Gunn, John Cena, HBO Max


Superhero Bits: Doctor Strange 2 Wraps Reshoots, X-Men Goes Back To The 90s & 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:The "X-Men" head back to 1992An "Eternals" character may be returning to the MCU soon"Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" has wrapped its reshootsThe "Peacemaker" po...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, News, Disney, House, Cumberbatch, James Gunn, Imdb, Cw, Tessa Thompson, Cool Stuff, John Cena, Richard Madden, Naomi, Gunn


‘Peacemaker’ Star Danielle Brooks Explains Those Wild Opening Credits, and Her Character’s Shocking [SPOILER]

SPOILER WARNING: This story discusses major plot points in the first two episodes of “Peacemaker,” currently streaming on HBO Max. When Danielle Brooks first signed on to the new HBO Max series, “Peacemaker,” she was thrilled to be stepping into a DC Comics adaptation, a genre that to date has not made much space for […]
Tags: Hbo, Viola Davis, News, Dc Comics, James Gunn, Danielle Brooks, HBO Max, Peacemaker


Daily Podcast: Why You Should Watch Peacemaker, And New Quantum Leap, Real Steel, Santa Clause TV Series

On the January 14, 2022 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editorial director Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film staff writer Danielle Ryan to discuss the latest film and TV news, including new "Quantum Leap," "Real Steel," and "The Santa Clause" sequel series. And In Our Feature Presentation, Danielle is going to try to convince Peter that "Peacemaker" is awesome.Opening Banter: Welcome Danielle back to the podcast! Since Ben didn't do it, what are Danielle's favorite movies.In The News:Danielle: Qua...
Tags: Podcast, Movies, News, Disney, James Gunn, Peter, Ben, Gunn, Danielle, Santa Clause, Peter Sciretta, Sam Hume, Danielle Ryan, New Quantum Leap Real Steel Santa Clause TV Series, Quantum Leap Real Steel, Better Etc Have


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


Peacemaker Is An Unconventional Love Story Between Two Characters

Believe it or not, writer and director James Gunn is kind of a sucker for love stories. Sure, his love stories involve alien tentacle monsters and murder, and they're not always romantic, but they're love stories nonetheless. Whether it's the twisted love triangle of "Slither," the loss of love driving a man to murder in "Super," or the parent-child bonds of "The Suicide Squad," Gunn is a twisted genius when it comes to understanding what tugs at our heartstrings. In the new series "Peacemaker,"...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, News, Suicide Squad, James Gunn, Smith, John Cena, Gunn, Leota, Christopher Smith, Adebayo, Suicide Squad Gunn, Leota Adebayo Danielle Brooks, Amanda Waller Viola Davis Adebayo


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


Peacemaker's Rockin' Hair Metal Soundtrack Represents More Than Just Killer Tunes

I like my women how I like my supervillains: strong, foul-mouthed, and super into hair-metal. Fortunately, this means that I have a new favorite super anti-hero in the form of John Cena's "Peacemaker." The bloody, violent spin-off from James Gunn's "The Suicide Squad" centers on the breakout titular character, a hero-ish vigilante who strives for peace at any cost and typically to a fault. He's also a massive fan of hair metal, the greatest and most under-appreciated genre of music in history. (...
Tags: Europe, Movies, News, Suicide Squad, James Gunn, Smith, Hanoi, John Cena, Gunn, Dee Snider, Christopher Smith, Kissin, Jovi, Mark Metcalf


The Morning Watch: Peacemaker Gets A Podcast, Cobra Kai Cast Tests Martial Arts Gadgets & More

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fan-made productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)In this edition, after you've watched the series premiere of James Gunn's "Peacemaker" series on HBO Max, check out the companion podcast. Plus, see what happens when the cast of "Cobra Kai" gets a chance to test out martia...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, News, Suicide Squad, James Gunn, John Cena, Bridget Jones, Mid Atlantic, Strangelove, Peyton List, Cobra Kai, Erik Singer, Fiona Nova, James Gunn Stay, DC Comics YouTube


Peacemaker Was Influenced By Better Call Saul And Its 'Sad-Sack' Protagonist

"Peacemaker" is finally streaming on HBO Max, having successfully spun off from director James Gunn's well-received DC hit, "The Suicide Squad," and expanding on the backstory, motivations, and emotional layers of the villain/anti-hero/diaper-wearing vigilante, Peacemaker. John Cena used every ounce of his star power to bring the complicated character to life, though not everyone agreed upon the initial announcement that the bloodthirsty, "Peace at all costs" antagonist would necessarily be the ...
Tags: Better Call Saul, Bob Odenkirk, Television, Movies, News, Amc, Dc, Quentin Tarantino, James Gunn, Edgar Wright, Chris, John Cena, Saul, Gunn, Walter White, MCU


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 Season 2 Won't Happen For A Bit Because James Gunn Needs A Break, Damn It

Today marks the debut of James Gunn's latest project: the "Peacemaker" series on HBO Max, a spin-off from his critically-acclaimed sequel, "The Suicide Squad." The idea for the show came about when Gunn was stuck indoors during the start of the pandemic, and because the man is one of the hardest working creators in the game, he had to make it a reality. Right now, he's in post-production on "The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special," filming "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3," and writing/produ...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Television, Movies, News, Stanley Kubrick, Harley Quinn, James Gunn, Gunn, Max Gunn


How James Gunn's Peacemaker Pushes The Limits Of Superhero Television

Writer and director James Gunn's HBO Max series "Peacemaker" pushes a lot of boundaries. Gunn previously said on-set that he couldn't believe the studio was letting him film the series, and he later called it a "funeral for Warner Bros." during Comic-Con. "Peacemaker" toes the line between being funny and offensive, and often revels in its own vulgarity. Yet, somehow, it manages to have a warm squishy center full of introspection and socially relevant themes. Gunn showed us that he could balance...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Warner Bros, Quentin Tarantino, James Gunn, McDonald, Gunn, Auggie, HBO Max, Superhero Television, Auggie Smith Robert Patrick


James Gunn Says Marvel And DC Don't Push A Master Plan Or Story Mandates For Their Movies

It's not hard to find all sorts of opinions from fans about how Marvel or DC run their movies. One quick trip through social media and you'll immediately be besieged with all sorts of grand proclamations and sweeping generalizations about how these major studios supposedly operate behind the scenes. Depending on who you talk to, Marvel is either holding all their directors at gunpoint and forcing them to follow the whim of every corporate higher-up or allowing complete and total free rein for an...
Tags: Movies, News


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


Superhero Bits: New Eternals Deleted Scenes, A New Superman On The CW & 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:A handy "Peacemaker" streaming guide.Marvel celebrates 750 issues of "Thor."New "Eternals" deleted scenes ahead of Disney+ release.Did the Arrowverse just get a new Superman?...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, News, Instagram, Superman, Disney, Warner Bros, Thor, James Gunn, Ava Duvernay, Doctor Strange, Cw, John Cena, Rick, Naomi


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


Superhero Bits: Kevin Smith's Ben Affleck Superman Movie, The Peacemaker Playlist & 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 new "Peacemaker" featurettesWant to see Denzel Washington in the MCU?Kevin Smith on Ben Affleck as Superman"Doctor Strange" director is still game to return to the MC...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, News, Yahoo, Dwayne Johnson, Washington, Ben Affleck, Superman, Tim Burton, Suicide Squad, Jordan, Batman, Warner Bros, James Gunn, Henry Cavill, Smith


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


‘Peacemaker’ Star Danielle Brooks on Joining the DC Universe: ‘I’ve Never Seen Anyone Like Myself in This World’

“Peacemaker” stars John Cena as Christopher Smith, the titular costumed vigilante so committed to fighting for America that he doesn’t care who he must kill to save it. Writer-director James Gunn created the HBO Max show as a spinoff his DC Comics feature, “The Suicide Squad,” which premiered in August. As in the movie, Cena’s […]
Tags: Hbo, News, Dc Comics, America, James Gunn, John Cena, Cena, Danielle Brooks, Christopher Smith, Peacemaker


Superhero Bits: New Peacemaker Featurettes, The Deadliest Hulk Ever & 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:A couple of Spider-Mans snuck into a "No Way Home" screening.Image Comics gets a major shake-up.How about a "Jonah Hex" series on HBO Max?Ben Affleck is probably done with Ba...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, News, Ben Affleck, Marvel, Disney, Dc Comics, Adidas, Suicide Squad, Batman, Warner Bros, Andrew Garfield, James Gunn, Marvel Comics, Tobey Maguire


Daily Podcast: Battlestar Galactica Connected Universe, Star Wars, And Scream

On the January 7, 2022 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editorial director Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film news writer Ryan Scott to discuss the latest film and TV news, including "Battlestar Galactica," "Star Wars," James Gunn, and "Scream."Opening Banter: The state of the world feels like mid-March 2020.In The News:Peter (og Jenna): Ryan: ​​Star Wars: The High Republic Phase 2 Will Dive Even Deeper Into The PastPeter (og Jeremy): Temuera Morrison Teases A Major Surprise In The Book Of Boba Fet...
Tags: Podcast, Movies, News, James Gunn, Peter, Ryan Scott, Ryan, Peter Sciretta, Temuera Morrison, Sam Hume


James Gunn Wants To Make A 'Modern Continuation' Of Knight Rider With David Hasselhoff — Yes, Really

If that headline made you tilt your head like a dog hearing a weird sound, you are not alone. Mine did the same. Yes, "The Suicide Squad" and "Guardians of the Galaxy" director James Gunn tweeted (via CBR) in response to a question about rebooting classic TV series, saying that he and David Hasselhoff had discussed doing a modern continuation of the 1982 series "Knight Rider." He said, "My friend [David Hasselhoff] and I have discussed doing a modern continuation of Knight Rider many times. The ...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Nbc, Suicide Squad, Knight Rider, James Gunn, David Hasselhoff, Gunn, CBR, Michael Knight, Hasselhoff, Peter Quill Chris Pratt, Michael Arthur Long David Hasselhoff, Knight Industries Two Thousand K, Kurt Russell FYI Justin Lin



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