James Gunn established himself in the last couple of years as a filmmaker known for his work in both comic book houses. After writing and directing Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy in 2014 and its sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in 2017, Gunn developed two big projects for DC — The Suicide Squad movie and its spin-off series Peacemaker. Currently, Gunn is filming the third and final installment of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, but he will also continue developing new projects for DC once he finishes his current work at Marvel.
The Peacemaker series premiered earlier this year and it received acclaim from critics and the audience. HBOMax ordered the second season shortly before the first season concluded. Gunn will write and direct all the episodes of the second season, and John Cena will return as the titular character. But before that, Gunn will now try himself as the voice actor, because he announced on his Instagram profile that he will play himself in the upcoming third season of the adult animated series Harley Quinn, which is set to premiere on HBOMax by the end of this year.
Gunn also revealed that he will direct an episode in the upcoming season which will be focused on Thomas Wayne. Gunn said that Harley Quinn is one of his favorite TV shows, and to be honest, we can’t blame him.
Patrick Schumacker, co-creator of the series, recently announced that the Harley Quinn series will get a spin-off series titled Noonan’s, which will follow Kite Man, a character we have already met in the original series, buying a titular bar which is a usual hangout place for supervillains.
The first two seasons of the Harley Quinn series are now streaming on HBOMax.