James Gunn: ‘Peacemaker’ Season 2 Safe on HBO Max After ‘Batgirl’ Axed

James Gunn is assuring DC followers that “Peacemaker” Season 2 is in effective form at HBO Max, regardless of the latest information that Warner Bros. has killed “Batgirl” from being launched both on the streamer or in theaters. “Peacemaker,” a derivative of Gunn’s film “The Suicide Squad,” starring John Cena within the title function, was an enormous hit for HBO Max when it debuted at the beginning of 2022. A second season was formally introduced in February.

“Is ‘Peacemaker’ Season 2 protected?” requested one fan on Twitter following the information of “Batgirl’s” demise. Gunn answered, “Sure, guys, relax.” The director later posted a behind-the-scenes photograph from the “Peacemaker” Season 2 set. The picture exhibits actor Jennifer Holland, who performs Emilia Harcourt on the present, consuming a salad with film prop blood throughout her face. The takeaway is that “Peacemaker” Season 2 stays in manufacturing and all goes in keeping with plan.

Viewers have been left to query the way forward for HBO Max as rumors proceed to flow into in regards to the streamer’s eventual merger with Discovery+. The latest choice to axe “Batgirl” and quietly take away different Warner Bros. movies off the streamer have led many to surprise if HBO Max is in turmoil. There’s additionally been rumors that HBO Max will probably be reducing again on scripted programming. So far as Gunn is anxious, “Peacemaker” is “protected” and transferring forward with Season 2.

Sources informed Selection the choice to kill “Batgirl” had nothing to do with the standard of the movie, however was because of the want for the studio’s slate of DC motion pictures to be at a blockbuster scale, which “Batgirl” was not, because it was initially conceived particularly for HBO Max. Nevertheless, a driving drive behind the choice to axe the film was additionally tax incentives.

Gunn’s “The Suicide Squad” debuted in theaters and on HBO Max on the identical day in August 2021. The movie earned robust opinions, with Cena then main the “Peacemaker” spinoff collection in January 2022. Gunn spoke to Selection after the primary season resulted in February to tease what was in retailer for Season 2.

“I do know the place ‘Peacemaker’ begins and the place he ends, however I’m taking part in with different concepts round that and the way that’s gonna play out,” Gunn mentioned on the time. “John and I didn’t comply with a second season off the bat as a result of we wished to verify that is one thing we actually love doing that we actually wished. That’s why it’s being introduced now, as a result of we needed to work all the pieces out. I didn’t comply with a second season simply off the bat, it wasn’t a matter of like, okay, we’re picked up. It’s a matter of I simply wished to verify it was actually one thing I wished to do.”

The primary season of “Peacemaker” is now streaming on HBO Max.

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