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The Suicide Squad spinoff Peacemaker will reportedly hit HBO Max next January

The DC Extended Universe show stars John Cena as a vigilante who believes in peace at any cost.

John Cena as Peacemaker in The Suicide Squad

John Cena will appear as Peacemaker in The Suicide Squad this August, and his spinoff show will hit HBO Max in January 2022.

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The DC Extended Universe will apparently make its TV debut January 2022, when Peacemaker hits HBO Max, HBO content boss Casey Bloys told The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday. The show is a spinoff of the upcoming James Gunn movie The Suicide Squad and stars John Cena.

"The guy who believes in peace at any cost," Gunn explained as his character was revealed during last summer's DC FanDome. "No matter how many people he needs to kill along the way.

The series will consist of eight episodes, all written by Gunn. He'll also direct the first chapter.

The Suicide Squad comes out this August, and producer Peter Safran said isn't a direct sequel to 2016's Suicide Squad despite having a similar title and featuring several returning characters.

HBO didn't immediately respond to a request for further comment.

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