James Gunn Publicly Debunks Green Arrow's Rumored Appearance in HBO Max's Peacemaker Show

By Jennifer McDonough Updated:
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Writer and director James Gunn is currently doing prep work on his new John Cena-led Peacemaker series for HBO Max.

The series, which is a spin-off from Gunn's upcoming film The Suicide Squad follows Christopher Smith aka, Peacemaker. John Cena will reprise his role from the film and serve as the lead character in this new show.

Peacemaker's character has been described by Cena as a "douchey Captain America," which means that he'll likely be taking cues from Marvel's Star Spangled Man with a Plan. And while other characters from The Suicide Squad movie, as well as newly introduced heroes are confirmed to return for this new streaming series, there's one DC hero that fans can count out for sure.


Taking to Twitter, James Gunn spoke out on the recent rumors that his Peacemaker series would include DC's Green Arrow as a character. When asked if there was any truth to these claims, Gunn simply replied "It's nonsense."

Additionally, actor Steve Agee, who's set to appear in both The Suicide Squad and Peacemaker , humorously chimed in :


Some fans may be disappointed by the news that Green Arrow will, in fact, not be appearing but it's safe to say an even larger contingent of DC fans can now breathe a sigh of relief. For the unitiated, The CW's Arrow recently wrapped up an eight season run and some may have had quite a difficult time accepting a new take on the Emerald Archer and an actor playing him that wasn't fan-favorite Stephen Amell.

For what it's worth, Gunn made a follow-up tweet expressing his love for Green Arrow, explaining that when he was a kid, he'd always wanted to be him when he and his friends pretended to be the Justice League.

Even though Green Arrow won't be showing up, Peacemaker seems to be jam packed with other characters and with Gunn at the helm, it would seem that fans are in for quite a treat when the series drops on HBO Max.

- About The Author: Jennifer McDonough
Jennifer McDonough has been a writer at The Direct since its 2020 launch. She is responsible for the creation of news articles and features. She also has a particular affinity for action figures and merchandise, which she revels in discussing in the articles she writes, when the situation calls for it.