With production having begun on The Suicide Squad spin-off series Peacemaker, director James Gunn has revealed two additional pieces of casting to the HBO Max DC series. Joining John Cena will be Elizabeth Faith Ludlow (The Walking Dead) and Rizwan Manji (The Magicians).
Gunn did not reveal any hints as to the characters they would be playing, but he shared a funny anecdote of casting Ludlow as an alien in his Marvel sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and not recognizing her during her audition for Peacemaker without all the alien make-up.
While plot details are being kept under wraps, we do know the Peacemaker series will run for eight episodes and will be an action-adventure comedy that will focus on the origins of Peacemaker, “a man who believes in peace at any cost, no matter how many people he has to kill to get it.”
Welcome @ElizabethLudlow & @Riz_Manji! I've been working with these 2 this week & they've been killing it. FUN FACT: Elizabeth was in GOTG Vol 2 but she was an alien so I didn't recognize her when she auditioned – I didn't know we had worked together until I cast her a 2nd time! https://t.co/TVMRf2ut8V pic.twitter.com/rseKDEnDp0
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) February 1, 2021
The Peacemaker series will star John Cena alongside Lochlyn Munro, Chukwudi Iwuji, Annie Chang, Christopher Heyerdahl, Danielle Brooks, Robert Patrick, Jennifer Holland, Chris Conrad, and Steve Agee.
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