UPDATE: Peacemaker Season 2 is a go for HBO Max! It’s happening, and director and writer James Gunn has revealed when the series will start shooting. It’s going to start filming in 2023, and Gunn also revealed that fans of the show shouldn’t be worried about Warner Bros Discovery cancelling Season 2.
Here’s what James Gunn had to say when a fan asked him on Twitter when Season 2 of the series will start shooting: “No, in 2023”.
No, in 2023.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) August 2, 2022
Gunn then added via Instagram that he’s going to be filming Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 in 2022. “I’ll start shooting after I’m done with post on [Guardians] Vol. 3,” Gunn confirmed on Instagram.
The James Gunn DC Comics HBO Max show has proven to be quite the hit on HBO Max, but we, and many other viewers, are wondering about Season 2. Is Season 2 happening? If so, when could it be released and who could be starring in it? These are all the questions we’re going to try and answer for you in this article. However, I have to make it very clear that not all the answers are readily available yet.
That said, the minute we hear anything new about Season 2, we will add it to this article and make sure it’s kept suitably updated. Right, without any further ado, let’s start talking about HBO Max’s Peacemaker.
What is HBO Max’s Peacemaker all about?
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So, what’s the show all about? And yes, I know that if you’re reading this article, then you probably already know what the show is all about. However, we have to keep our Google algorithm Gods happy, and they demand that these articles be a certain length.
So, with that in mind, Peacemaker is a spinoff of James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad. It was written by the writer/director and he also directed most of the show’s episodes. The show stars John Cena as Peacemaker – a character he played in DC Films’ The Suicide Squad. As for the show’s premise, it starts after the events of The Suicide Squad.
Cena’s Christopher Smith – aka Peacemaker – is recovering from the injuries he suffered during the events of The Suicide Squad. He is then forced to join the mysterious A.R.G.U.S. black ops squad called Project Butterfly. Their mission – they have no choice but to accept it – is to identify and eliminate parasitic butterfly-like creatures who have taken over human bodies around the world.
Is Season 2 happening?
OK, now onto the good stuff. Is Season 2 happening? The short answer is yes, it is. And the long answer is yes, it is, and James Gunn is writing and directing all of the show’s episodes. The first season was a huge success for HBO Max.
It was revealed that each episode received higher viewership than the last, with the season finale breaking the record for highest single-day viewership of an HBO Max original episode. The show was really well received, although the series finale gained some criticism from DCEU fans, but I won’t go into all of that.
Most critics praised Cena’s performance and Gunn’s directing and writing. The second season of Peacemaker was renewed in February.
When could Peacemaker Season 2 be released on HBO Max?
There’s no official release date for the second season on HBO Max. However, we can speculate on when the second season might land on the streaming platform. It all depends on when Season 2 will go into production. James Gunn is currently working on Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3, so no matter what happens, Season 2 will have to start production once Gunn’s finished with the MCU movie.
I would expect Peacemaker to be released in the second half of 2023 at the earliest. I have a hunch that it won’t be released until 2024.
Who will be starring in Season 2?
The first season starred Cena, Danielle Brooks, Freddie Stroma, Chukwudi Iwuji, Jennifer Holland, Steve Agee, and Robert Patrick. John Cena would definitely return for Season 2. I’m not sure about all the other actors.
However, I would expect most of them to return for a second season. It would also be great if we could get more Justice League cameos in a second season. Maybe Batman and Cyborg could actually get to show up this time (they were cut from Season 1’s finale, just in case you didn’t know)? That would be fun!
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