John Cena is seen to took on the role of Peacemaker – the character he described as “the nasty version of Captain America” - in “The Suicide Squad”.
In the framework of DC Fandome online event, director and screenwriter James Gunn brought the audience the behind-the-scenes footage of The Suicide Squad. Accordingly, he confirmed the presence of a series of characters in blockbuster.
The stars in director David Ayer’s 2016 film will return including Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Amanda Walker (Viola Davis), Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman) and Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney).
The new group of characters occupies an overwhelming number, with firstly is the Peacemaker performed by John Cena. The action star described it as “the annoying version of Captain America”, while James Gunn revealed “Peacemaker wants to make peace at all costs, no matter how many people he has to kill”.
In 2016, Suicide Squad won a big win at the box office, earning $756.8 million even though it wasn’t shown in China. However, the film by David Ayer suffered many complaints in terms of content. A year later, Gavin O’Connor signed a contract to perform Suicide Squad 2, but he soon dropped the project in 2018.
In October 2018, James Gunn signed a contract with Warner Bros. during the time he was fired by Disney from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 because of past sensitive tweets. He was eventually summoned by Disney but had to do The Suicide Squad first under a new contract.
Warner Bros. do not consider The Suicide Squad a post-story, but as a light reboot of the franchise. The recording was completed before the Covid-19 translation broke out. James Gunn said post-production is still going on schedule, and the film will be released to audiences from August 6, 2021.