James Gunn, the screenwriter and director of Guardians of the Galaxy, has revealed that each episode of the upcoming DC Extended Universe series Peacemaker would have a post-credit sequence. This highly anticipated series will follow the events of the previous DC Extended Universe film, The Suicide Squad, which was also directed by James Gunn and was released earlier this year. As the title suggests, this series will feature John Cena and his return as the ‘douchey version of Captain America’ following his actions in the upcoming film, which will portray his character of Christopher Smith as a remarkable and interesting character with deep character development. The first three episodes of the series are set to debut on the online streaming platform HBO Max on January 13th.
Concerning the bloody showdown with the character Bloodsport (played by Idris Elba) in the most recent DCEU film The Suicide Squad, the post-credit scene confirmed that Peacemaker survived the events of Corto Maltese. The entire squad, led by Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) and the Advanced Research Group Uniting Super-Humans, or ARGUS, recruited Peacemaker at the hospital to help them save the ‘f**king world.’ As of now, numerous teasers and clips have hinted at the squad’s dynamic action in the upcoming series Peacemaker. Danielle Brooks, Jennifer Holland, Robert Patrick, Steve Agee, Chukwudi Iwuji, Christopher Heyerdahl, Lochlyn Munro, Elizabeth Faith Ludlow, Annie Chang, and Rizwan Manji will also appear in the show.
Gunn recently went on social media to ensure that all eight Peacemaker episodes included a “little special thing” for those watching the credits. Because Peacemaker is a comic book series, fans have already stated that the series will include credit scenes such as DCEU movie alternatives and Marvel Studios at Disney+. Check out Gunn’s tweet below:
Although post-credit scenes in films have been common for quite some time, the Marvel Cinematic Universe and shows like WandaVision can be widely acclaimed by being introduced on a smaller screen by 2021. However, it is not uncommon for all episodes to have a credit/special feature, which adds something unique to Peacemaker. According to its creator, the series will explore real-world stories through the eyes of a twisted hero with serious Daddy’s problems, while expanding on what Gunn started with the Suicide Squad.
Gunn is best known for assisting on Guardians of the Galaxy 2014 and Guardians of the Galaxy 2 in 2017, before being reportedly fired by Disney/Marvel Studios, which led to Gunn’s appointment by Warner Bros./DC Films. Gunn is currently hard at work on the final instalment of the Marvel trilogy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Having said that, the author/director has joked that he may have additional DC programmes planned after the release of Peacemaker. As a result, there is a good chance that the series and/or credit scenes will be featured in future news with new and returning characters taking place in DC’s “Gunn-Verse.”