Less than a month ago, it was announced that John Cena's Peacemaker, who will soon be starring in James Gunn's The Suicide Squad, would have his own mini-series on HBO Max written and directed by James Gunn. It was also reported that John Cena would be joined by Steve Agee, who will play both King Shark and Belle Reve Federal Penitentiary warden John Economos in The Suicide Squad.
When this series was announced, it was reported that filming would begin "in early 2021," and based on James Gunn's most recent social media posts, filming for the series will indeed begin soon.
The Ronin reported that James Gunn’s eight-episode Peacemaker series for HBO Max will begin production in Vancouver under the working title "The Scriptures," with filming starting January 18 and ending June 15.
James Gunn mentioned on both his Twitter and Instagram that he has begun mandatory quarantine in Canada for two weeks before he can start work on Peacemaker:
Lovely gift from my friends at @XBox (of course it’s in the busiest time of my life, between two movies & a TV show). But perhaps I’ll find some down time as I begin my mandatory two-week quarantine here in Canada for Peacemaker. #XboxSeriesX #Xbox pic.twitter.com/ngJhCJy6Nx— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) November 8, 2020
WHAT THIS MEANS
James Gunn already stated on Twitter that production for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 has not been delayed in any way by The Suicide Squad or this new Peacemaker series for HBO Max:
I’m doing #Peacemaker in the time always allotted between #TheSuicideSquad & #GotGVol3. Normally I would have been taking more of a break in this space but it’s Covid, I’m stuck at home, so I wrote a TV series. https://t.co/lARE63ypwI— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) September 23, 2020
Even before this new series was announced, James Gunn said that he would not proceed with production on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 until he was done with The Suicide Squad. The Ronin reported that filming for Peacemaker wouldn't be finished until June, and The Suicide Squad is still set to release in August. So, it would be a big possibility that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 could begin filming as early as July.