James Gunn Confirms ‘Peacemaker’ Season 2 Is Set in the New DCU Continuity


James Gunn has just dropped some big news for fans on Threads. ‘Peacemaker’ Season 2 will be set in the New DC Universe (DCU) continuity. This significant announcement has left many in anticipation of what’s next for this beloved superhero TV series.


Peacemaker‘, a spin-off from the 2021 film ‘The Suicide Squad,’ is currently the only television series that falls under the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). Created by James Gunn for HBO Max, this series dives deeper into the life of the jingoistic killer Christopher Smith, also known as Peacemaker.

John Cena, reprising his role from the film, has been widely praised for his character portrayal. The first season of ‘Peacemaker’ premiered early in 2022 and was immediately met with positive reviews, especially for Cena’s performance and Gunn’s signature writing and direction.

What makes the news even more interesting is the transformation of the DC landscape. The DC Universe (DCU) is an upcoming shared universe that will house characters from DC Comics publications. It’s a fresh take, a soft reboot of the DCEU. This means while some familiar elements remain, many changes are also on the horizon. The DCU aims to unify the storylines across live-action films, TV shows, animation, and even video games. With James Gunn and Peter Safran leading DC Studios, fans are eager to see where this new universe will lead.


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It’s also worth noting that the shift from the DCEU to the DCU isn’t just a minor change. This is about revitalizing the DC brand after some DCEU films didn’t meet expectations. Gunn and Safran have been tasked with breathing new life into the universe. Their approach? Focusing on genuine storytelling and allowing creators the freedom to craft their projects without undue pressure.

James Gunn’s confirmation about ‘Peacemaker’ Season 2 fitting into the DCU was brief but telling. While interacting on Instagram, a user expressed their excitement for the next season. Gunn’s response? A simple and direct, “Writing it now.” This personal touch of Gunn sharing updates with fans makes the waiting game a little easier.

So, what does this mean for ‘Peacemaker’ fans? It indicates a fresh perspective and possibly new crossovers and story arcs. It also hints at a cohesive DC world where storylines are interconnected in meaningful ways.

While the DCU officially starts in 2024 with ‘Creature Commandos,’ it’s evident that groundwork is being laid now. ‘Peacemaker’ Season 2, expected in early 2026, will be a significant step into this new era. As we wait, it’s hard not to feel the excitement building. One thing’s for sure: with Gunn at the helm, the future of DC looks bright.

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