Peacemaker is set to bring back John Cena's DCEU anti-hero from The Suicide Squad. Developed and directed by James Gunn, the upcoming HBO Max series picks up after the events of Task Force X's mission in Corto Maltese, where Christopher Smith is sent on a brand-new and dangerous mission presumably under Amanda Waller's orders.
Plot details are still being kept under wraps, but the show's trailer confirmed that it will explore the titular character's relationship with his father. It is unknown if Peacemaker will address the fallout of the events of The Suicide Squad, but it seems that Smith's loyalty will be tested once again.
Now, as the show's premiere inches closer, marketing has ramped up by revealing another trailer for the series.
John Cena's Peacemaker Fights for Justice
Peacemaker director and showrunner James Gunn officially unveiled the brand-new trailer for the upcoming The Suicide Squad spin-off, showcasing a fresh look at John Cena's Christopher Smith and his own version of Task Force X.
The 3-minute trailer shows Cena and Vigilante's comedic antics, the team's mission, and the titular character's reunion with his father.
Alongside the reveal, the official poster can be seen below:
The full trailer can be seen below:
Peacemaker's Team vs Butterflies?
The latest trailer gives fans a preview of the show's hard-hitting action, its villains, and Peacemaker's emotional arc.
The new footage reveals that the team's mission is to track down the so-called Butterflies. Based on what's been revealed, it seems that these individuals have superhuman abilities, and it will be up to Peacemaker and his team to stop them from causing any harm to the public.
It is unknown why Amanda Waller gave this specific mission to the titular anti-hero, but it's reasonable to assume that his team is being kept in the dark for something dangerous down the line.
Meanwhile, many would agree that Peacemaker's relationship with his father is an intriguing plot point in the series. Exploring this specific arc allows viewers to understand Christopher Smith's apathetic personality during The Suicide Squad.
However, it looks like Smith has learned his lesson from the 2021 DCEU film, as evidenced by him showing restraint from killing a child. This is one example of the character's personal development, and it will be interesting to view similar scenes throughout the first season.
Peacemaker's official press release described the series as an "action-adventure-comedy" project, and this new footage lives up to that promise due to its combination of amusing humor and thrilling action.
Peacemaker will premiere on HBO Max on January 13, 2022.