James Gunn Starts Filming On HBO Max’s Peacemaker Series

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Guardians of the Galaxy and DC’s new The Suicide Squad film director James Gunn has officially announced production has started on HBO Max’s Peacemaker series, starring John Cena.

For those that don’t know, James Gunn started his film career at Troma Studios, where the great showman and filmmaker Lloyd Kaufman was his mentor. From there he went on to make Super, Slither and then Marvel tapped him to direct Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 1 and 2.

After the controversy of Gunns’ tweets, Disney parted ways with Gunn until things cooled down and the acquisition of Fox was confirmed. In the meantime Gunn wrote and produced Brightburn, with Warner Bros. picking him up to direct the new Suicide Squad film.

Then Marvel brought him back for Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 3.

HBO Max’s PeaceMaker Series Has Started Production

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So back to the Peacemaker series. Warner Bros. must really love how The Suicide Squad has turned out (the sizzle reel from DC Fandome was very impressive), and the Peacemaker character played by John Cena, because last fall they green lit a Peacemaker series for HBO Max.

And now James Gunn has taken to Instagram to officially announce filming has started on HBO Max’s Peacemaker series.

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Here’s what James Gunn had to say about his recent times and leading up to HBO Max’s Peacemaker series:

5 months ago, while quarantining, I was almost done editing #TheSuicideSquad & had just turned in a draft of #GuardiansoftheGalaxyVol3 & was awaiting notes. Normally I would try & take a break during this time & go on vacation. But with Covid that wasn’t happening. So, having nothing else to do, I started writing a TV series, #Peacemaker, mostly for fun, as I didn’t believe it was ever going to happen. I wrote a whole first season in 8 weeks. And now, here I am in my trailer, on the first day of shooting. Life is surreal. Let’s go (& go safely!) ❤️☮️🕊

I for one am looking forward to The Suicide Squad. I really do like James Gunn’s writing and directing. And I’m pumped to see Nathan Fillion play Arm Fall Off Boy. And since Cena is getting his own Peacemaker series, by Gunn, I am more than intrigued.

What do you make of this news? Are you excited for a Peace Maker Series? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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