Peacemaker: A Whole New Whirled

The ensemble of the series Peacemaker (c) HBO Max

The Suicide Squad successor Peacemaker by James Gunn has started at HBO Max. As the title hero, John Cena wants to secure peace again at all costs. Amanda Waller also has a new assignment, because Project Starfish follows Project Butterfly.

Not even gunshot wounds and a building that fell on him can stop Christopher Smith, alias Peacemaker (John Cena), and that’s why the (anti) hero returns “The Suicide Squad“Now back in his own eight-part series from HBO Max. He may have committed crimes for which he was in “TSS“Was in jail, but does not see himself as a villain, even if he appears to have accidentally taken care of his victims racial profiling operates. As director and screenwriter, James Gunn is also significantly involved and creatively responsible for this spin-off.

The detailed criticism of “The Suicide Squad“Can be found here.

What is Peacemaker about?

At the beginning of the series, Christopher is released from the hospital wondering if he will just be released like that, but soon he is contacted by Amanda Waller’s (Viola Davis) team for a new job because the world is in danger, but the public must of course not know. Believing in peace at all costs, Peacemaker allows himself to be recruited for the new mission, having served only four years of his 30-year prison sentence. Instead of Waller, Clemson Murn (Chukwudi Iwuji) is in charge this time and the issue is so-called butterflies: particularly resilient people who are apparently infected with parasites.

The ARGUS team also includes the agent Emilia Harcourt (Jennifer Holland), who is known from the movie, who receives significantly more background story in the series, and John Economos (Steve Agee), who keeps an eye on the monitors and is responsible for tech and tactics is. Meanwhile, Leota Adebayo (Danielle Brooks), who is apparently Waller’s daughter and has little experience in the field, is new to the team. Your target is the US Senator Royland Goff (Antonio Cupo), whose family was taken over by the parasites. Peacemaker is not left with a choice, as the Task Force X bomb is still in his head, which can be tracked and blown up at any time if he does not carry out the orders …

We also get to know Christopher’s sad life and also his father Auggie Smith (Robert Patrick), who forges the weapons and helmets for Peacemaker and cared for his eagle Eagly during his prison sentence. Vigilante aka Adrian Chase (Freddie Stroma) meanwhile thinks he’s his best friend and keeps contacting him for team-ups. In fact, the loser hero is there relatively often and does not leave his side, even if it is hidden. What he may regret …

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