James Gunn Confirms ‘Peacemaker’ Season 2 Won’t Feature the Beloved Bat-Mite

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The DCEU is approaching its final phase with the arrival of ‘Aquaman and the Last Kingdom.’ Under Gunn and Safran’s guidance, the DCU is set to take over. Despite many projects originally part of the DCEU being canceled, Gunn’s ‘Peacemaker’ has managed to endure.

Gunn consistently shares updates on the development of ‘Peacemaker,’ and recently, he affirmed that the show’s second season will be integrated into the DCU, similar to ‘Waller,’ a series centered around Viola Davis’ Amanda Waller set for a 2024 release.

Additionally, Gunn disclosed that ‘Peacemaker’ Season 2 is his next undertaking after wrapping up work on ‘Superman: Legacy.’ Contrary to substantial rumors, he also clarified on Threads that ‘Bat-Mite’ will not be featured in ‘Peacemaker’ Season 2. This announcement comes as a straightforward response, disappointing fans who were hoping for the character’s appearance, especially given some indications from the ‘Peacemaker’ show hinting at Bat-Mite’s connection to the DCEU canon.

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However, bringing Bat-Mite into live-action in a serious manner is challenging due to the character’s eccentricity. Bat-Mite, a whimsical 5th-dimensional imp, causes trouble while idolizing Batman to the extent of mimicking his costume. Created by Bill Finger and Sheldon Moldoff in 1959, Bat-Mite debuted in ‘Detective Comics #267’ and featured regularly in ‘Batman,’ ‘Detective Comics,’ and ‘World’s Finest Comics’ for five years. Collaborating with Superman’s mischievous adversary, Mister Mxyzptlk, Bat-Mite inadvertently posed a threat rather than indulging in mischief.

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Certain storylines suggest Bat-Mite could be a product of Batman’s imagination. After Editor Julius Schwartz took over in 1964, Bat-Mite vanished, resurfacing sporadically, including a tale where he visits DC Comics employees. Post the 1985 Crisis on Infinite Earths, Bat-Mite faded from Batman’s canon, with subsequent appearances hinting at him being a superhero fan from another dimension.

While Bat-Mite’s future in the DCU canon remains uncertain, ‘Peacemaker’ Season 2 has been ruled out as his introduction.

Are you disappointed with Bat-Mite not being featured in ‘Peacemaker’? Let us know in the comments below!

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