Which ‘Riverdale’ actor is to join Cena’s HBO series, ‘Peacemaker’? Let’s find out!
HBO max is bringing a new TV series called Peacemaker which is about a man who believes in peace at any cost. HBO Max is owned by AT&T that also owns Warner Bros. and DC Comics. ‘Peacemaker’ is the latest comic to receive the order for a TV show. The HBO Max series is a spinoff of the upcoming ‘ The Suicide Squad‘ film and will feature eight episodes.
- James Gunn, to write and direct ‘Pacemaker’?
- John Cena to reprise his role on ‘The Suicide Squad’ spin-off
- ‘Riverdale’ actor in ‘The Suicide Squad’ spin-off
Riverdale actor Lochlyn Munro is set to join the cast of ‘The Suicide Squad’ spinoff, ‘Peacemaker’. Lochlyn will be portraying the role of the wry and kind, Larry Fitzgibbon, who is Detective Song’s partner and friend
James Gunn, to write and direct ‘Pacemaker’?
The film’s original writer and director, James Gunn, has been roped into writing and directing various episodes of the series, including its pilot episode. HBO Max’s series, ‘Peacemaker’ will be produced by Gunn’s Troll Court Entertainment, Warner Bros., and The Safran Company. John Cena will serve as a co-executive producer of the series.
In a statement released to the Hollywood Reporter, Gunn said:
“‘Peacemaker’ is an opportunity to delve into current world issues through the lens of this superhero/supervillain/and world’s biggest d—bag. I’m excited to expand ‘The Suicide Squad’ and bring this character from the DC film universe to the full breadth of a series. And of course, to be able to work again with John, Peter, and my friends at Warner Bros. is the icing on the cake”.
The production of the ‘Peacemaker’ is slated to begin in early 2021 before Gunn starts working on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. However, not much has been revealed about the plot of the HBO Max series. But according to Warner Bros., the show is set in the same world as ‘The Suicide Squad‘, which is set to release in theatres on August 6th, 2021.
The production of the ‘Peacemaker’ is slated to begin in early 2021 before Gunn starts working on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
John Cena to feature in ‘The Suicide Squad’ spin-off
American professional wrestler and actor, John Cena will be reprising his role of Christopher Smith also known as ’Peacemaker’ from Gunn’s upcoming film ‘The Suicide Squad’.
“I have said before that it has been a tremendous honour and an incredible opportunity to be part of ‘The Suicide Squad’ and to work with James on what is going to be a fantastic movie. I am unbelievably excited to have the chance to team up with him again for ‘Peacemaker’”
Said John Cena about joining ‘The Suicide Squad’ spin-off.
John Cena’s ‘Peacemaker’ that first appeared in the ‘Fightin’ 5’ series, is a pacifist diplomat and son of a Nazi death camp commandant. As the founder of the Pax Institute, he fights dictators and warlords.
HBO Max has currently been focusing on many DC related series. Earlier in July, Warner Media had announced a spinoff show revolving around the Gotham City Police Department. Many original shows of the DC Universe such as Doom Patrol, Harley Quinn, Titans, Swamp Thing, Stargirl, and Young Justice will be moving to HBO Max. The streaming service also holds exclusive rights to the highly anticipated Zack Snyder’s Justice League that will release in 2021.
‘Riverdale’ actor in ‘The Suicide Squad’ spin-off
‘Riverdale’ actor Lochlyn Munro is set to join the cast of ‘The Suicide Squad’ spinoff, ‘Peacemaker’. Lochlyn will be portraying the role of the wry and kind, Larry Fitzgibbon, who is Detective Song’s partner and friend.
Lochlyn Munro is popularly known for his role as Betty Cooper’s father, Hal Cooper in ‘Riverdale‘. In season 2 of ‘Riverdale, Hal Cooper revealed himself as the masked Black hood who was responsible for killing many people. Hal finally revealed his dark identity to his daughter Betty and wife Alice. Hal revealed his connection to the Conway family murders, which took place in ‘Riverdale’ years ago. It was also revealed that Hal was trained by his mother from a very young age to protect his father, who massacred the Conways. According to Hal’s mother, the Conways were sinners, and they have to die. In the end, Hal killed them because they were the only family to know Cooper’s connection to the Blossoms.
‘Riverdale’ actor Lochlyn Munro will be joined by fellow cast members Chukwudi Iwuji, Christopher Heyerdahl, Annie Chang, John Cena, Danielle Brooks, Robert Patrick, and Chris Conrad on ‘The Suicide Squad’ spinoff. Jennifer Holland and Steve Agee will also be reprising their roles of Emilia Harcourt and John Economos respectively.