Peacemaker Season 2 Update: Even though it was just reported that Warner Bros. had halted “Batgirl” from being released on the streamer or in theatres, James Gunn is assuring DC fans that “Peacemaker” Season 2 is proceeding without a hitch at HBO Max.
When it launched at the beginning of 2022, “Peacemaker,” a spinoff of Gunn’s film “The Suicide Squad,” starring John Cena in the lead character, was a great smash for HBO Max. In February, a second season was formally confirmed.
Viewers now have doubts about HBO Max’s future due to persistent rumors that it may merge with Discovery+. Following the recent decisions to omit “Batgirl” and discreetly remove further Warner Bros. films of the streamer, many have questioned whether HBO Max is in peril. Furthermore, there have been rumors that HBO Max will cut back on its scripted programming. Gunn continues Season 2 of “Peacemaker” because he thinks it is “safe.”
The studio wanted its DC movie lineup to be on a blockbuster magnitude, which “Batgirl” was not because it was built specifically for HBO Max, according to insiders who talked with Variety. The decision to cancel “Batgirl” had nothing to do with the movie’s quality. The decision to axe the movie also considered tax incentives.
On the same day in August 2021, HBO Max and theatres both presented Gunn’s “The Suicide Squad” for the first time. Strong praise for the movie led to Cena taking the lead in the “Peacemaker” spinoff series in January 2022. After the first season wrapped in February, Gunn spoke with Variety to give fans a sneak peek at what Season 2 will bring.
I know where ‘Peacemaker’ starts and where he ends, but I’m experimenting with other concepts around that and how that’s going to play out,” Gunn said in response to the question. John and I postponed deciding about a second season so we could be certain it was something we genuinely wanted and enjoyed doing.
Because we had to complete everything, it is being announced now. I didn’t immediately commit to a second season; it wasn’t just a matter of, “Yeah, we got picked up.” Simply put, I wanted to be sure it was something I truly desired to do.
HBO Max currently has the first season of “Peacemaker” available for streaming.