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Viola Davis to Star in Action Thriller ‘G20’ From Amazon Studios, MRC Film (Exclusive)

Viola Davis, currently on screens in The Woman King, has come aboard to star and produce G20, an action-thriller from Amazon Studios and MRC Film. Patricia Riggen, who directed The 33 and Miracles From Heaven, is set to helm the feature, with Davis and Julius Tennon, her husband and partner at JuVee Productions, joining Andrew […]

Why the Casts of ‘Pachinko’ and ‘Peacemaker’ Dance It Out in Their Shows’ Title Sequences

“How weird do you want it?” That was one of choreographer Charissa Barton’s first questions when she met with Peacemaker creator James Gunn. “He handed me a page with a couple of paragraphs,” Barton recalls of her first meeting with the writer-director. ” ‘Peacemaker stands in the middle of a room and starts doing a […]

Viola Davis in Talks to Star in ‘Peacemaker’ Spinoff at HBO Max

The universe of The Suicide Squad may be growing some more. Viola Davis, who played Amanda Waller in the film (and its definite article-less predecessor), is in talks to reprise her role for a series project in the works at HBO Max. The show would spin off from the streamer’s Peacemaker, which featured a couple […]

Stephen Amell Responds to Peacemaker’s Green Arrow Jab by Taking Aim at John Cena’s Wrestling Moves

[This story contains spoilers for the season finale of HBO Max’s Peacemaker.] Stephen Amell has entered the ring after the season one finale of HBO Max’s Peacemaker fired a shot at Green Arrow. Amell, who starred as the DC Comics hero for eight seasons on The CW’s Arrow, addressed a line from Peacemaker’s finale that […]

How James Gunn and John Cena Made People Care About Peacemaker

[This story contains spoilers for the Peacemaker finale.] Nobody gave a shit about Peacemaker. That may seem harsh, but what was true for Christopher Smith within the narrative of the HBO Max series, Peacemaker, was also true for his comic book counterpart. It’s not so much that people disliked the character, rather that he was […]

John Cena to Star in ‘Coyote vs. Acme’ for Warner Bros.

John Cena is going from the bullet- and F-bomb-strewn world of Peacemaker to the more family-friendly yet no less hazardous world of Looney Tunes. The actor has closed a deal to star in Coyote vs Acme, a live-action/CG animation hybrid feature from Warner Bros. centered on the classic Looney Tunes character Wile E. Coyote. Dave […]

‘Peacemaker’ Renewed for Season 2 on HBO Max

HBO Max cherishes Peacemaker with all its heart. The streamer has renewed James Gunn’s DC Extended Universe action-comedy for a second season. Gunn and star John Cena announced the news on social media Wednesday. The Suicide Squad spinoff series launched in January to strong reviews, with Cena reprising his role as the brutish yet charming […]

Chukwudi Iwuji on ‘Peacemaker’ and His “Extremely Powerful” and “Complex” ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Character

[The following interview contains spoilers for Peacemaker’s first four episodes.] Viewers immediately fell in love with Peacemaker’s title sequence as the entire cast danced to Wig Wam’s “Do Ya Wanna Taste It.” But Chukwudi Iwuji, who plays Project Butterfly leader Clemson Murn, cherishes the opening credits more than anyone since they’re forever associated with a career-changing moment. […]

‘Peacemaker’ Star Jennifer Holland’s Journey to Harcourt

When Jennifer Holland wrapped filming on James Gunn‘s The Suicide Squad in early 2020, she put black ops member Emilia Harcourt behind her. “I didn’t think I was going to play that character again,” Holland tells The Hollywood Reporter. “I just thought I got to do this cool role in his huge movie and have […]

‘Peacemaker’ Stars John Cena and Jennifer Holland on the “Stoic” and “Robotic” Dance Sequence

Peacemaker stars John Cena and Jennifer Holland didn’t bat an eyelash when series creator James Gunn announced that he wanted the show’s title sequence to be an elaborate dance set to Wig Wam’s “Do Ya Wanna Taste It.” The trust they showed in Gunn has already paid off as many are calling the sequence one […]

‘TV’s Top 5’: James Gunn on ‘Peacemaker’ and the Differences Between Marvel and DC

Welcome to the 150th episode of TV’s Top 5, The Hollywood Reporter’s TV podcast. Every week, hosts Lesley Goldberg (West Coast TV editor) and Daniel Fienberg (chief TV critic) break down the latest TV news with context from the business and critical sides, welcome showrunners, executives and other guests, and provide a critical guide of what to watch (or skip, as […]

James Gunn on ‘Peacemaker’ and the Influence of ‘Better Call Saul’

Until Peacemaker, James Gunn had never written any scripted television. In fact, he’s not even sure he’d ever read a TV script prior to writing his own in an effort to keep himself busy during the pandemic’s early days. As a massive TV fan, Gunn decided to take inspiration from some of his favorite television […]