With the state of the DC Extended Universe largely in flux, James Gunn has shared a promising Peacemaker season 2 filming update. Created and primarily directed by Gunn, the HBO Max series served as a sequel to The Suicide Squad and followed John Cena’s titular hero as he is roped into another mission for A.R.G.U.S. to track down parasitic aliens known as butterflies. Alongside Cena, the cast for Peacemaker saw the DCEU returns of Jennifer Holland, Viola Davis and Steve Agee, as well as the franchise debuts of Danielle Brooks, Robert Patrick, Freddie Stroma, Chukwudi Iwuji, Nhut Le, Lochlyn Munro and Annie Chang.
Peacemaker scored similar critical acclaim as The Suicide Squad for Gunn’s unique writing and humor, the action sequences and the performances from its cast, namely Cena, Brooks and Stroma. With the show also beating out The Book of Boba Fett for the most in-demand title during its run, HBO Max swiftly greenlit Peacemaker season 2 with Gunn returning to write and direct all new episodes, the number of which has yet to be revealed. With nearly a year gone since the renewal, the man at the helm of Peacemaker season 2 has exciting news for fans of the show.
James Gunn recently took to Twitter to celebrate star Danielle Brooks’ birthday with a collection of Peacemaker BTS photos. In his caption for the post, Gunn also shared a Peacemaker season 2 filming update, confirming that production would kick off in “just a few months.” Check out Gunn’s post below:
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) September 17, 2022
Gunn’s Peacemaker season 2 filming update comes as many audiences were concerned about the show’s future amidst Warner Bros. Discovery’s controversial restructuring of HBO Max, the show’s home. Said restructuring has resulted in the cancelations of the DCEU Batgirl movie and Scoob! 2, as well as a variety of animated and scripted shows. In spite of this, Gunn did previously confirm that Peacemaker season 2 would be safe during this turbulent time, making his filming update a further assurance of plans to bring the show back.
The Peacemaker season 2 filming update also comes nearly two weeks after Gunn confirmed that he was currently in the writing process for the next chapter of the show. With Gunn having previously indicated season 2 would begin filming in early 2023, his new update seemingly points towards he and his Peacemaker crew reuniting as early as January, leaving the door open for the show to return to screens in early 2024, if it keeps to a similar shooting schedule as season 1. In the meantime, audiences can revisit Peacemaker season 1 streaming on HBO Max now.