After another visit from The Spoiler Finger (along with its "plus one") and a casting change that sees Freddie Stroma (Bridgerton) taking over the role of Adrian Chase aka Vigilante from Chris Conrad, Peacemaker James Gunn and the team are under the gun (okay, not really but it was too good to pass up) to get filming wrapped so that HBO Max's "The Suicide Squad" spinoff series sticks its January 2022 premiere landing. So that means Saturday shoots and Gunn checking in from the set of the John Cena-starring series via Instagram. Except for a vague image on a monitor with two pairs of legs (and the potential for two other people, blocked by equipment ), there's not much to gather from the first two images. But it's all worth it for the third image, the return of the ever-popular porch frog (though we're not quite sure everyone's a big frog fan).
"[Peacemaker] Live. Right now. Saturday shoots so we can get this show done on time! (I hate Peacemaker's porch frog in the third photo but someone on Twitter requested to see again.)," Gunn wrote in the caption to his Instagram post, which you can check out below:
Steve Agee (Super, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Brightburn) rejoins Gunn and John Cena when he reprises his film role of John Economos, a warden of Belle Reve Federal Penitentiary and an aide to Viola Davis' Amanda Waller (the actor also portrays King Shark in the film). Danielle Brooks (Orange Is The New Black) joins the series as Leota Adebayo, with Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment Day) in the role of Auggie Smith. Jennifer Holland (Brightburn) reprises her film role of Emilia Harcourt, and Freddie Stroma (Bridgerton) takes on the role of Adrian Chase aka Vigilante.
In addition, Chukwudi Iwuji (When They See Us) as Clemson Murn, Lochlyn Munro (Riverdale) as Larry Fitzgibbon, Annie Chang (Shades of Blue) as Detective Sophie Song, Christopher Heyerdahl (Togo) as Captain Locke, Nhut Le (Kroll Show) as Judomaster, and Elizabeth Faith Ludlow (The Walking Dead) and Rizwan Manji (Perfect Harmony) as recurring characters of Keeya and Jamil. Recently, Alison Araya (Riverdale) and Lenny Jacobson (Narcos: Mexico) have been tapped for the roles of the married couple Amber and Evan, respectively.
Gunn and The Suicide Squad producer Peter Safran will serve as executive producers, with Cena as co-executive producer. Peacemaker will be produced by Gunn's Troll Court Entertainment and The Safran Company in association with Warner Bros TV. Though specific details on the series are being kept under the same kind of wraps as the film, Peacemaker will explore the origins of the character that Cena will play in the upcoming film, a man who believes in peace at any cost — no matter how many people he has to kill to get it. "I have said before that it has been a tremendous honor 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," said Cena. "I am unbelievably excited to have the chance to team up with him again for Peacemaker. We can't wait for fans to see this."
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