The first season of Peacemaker premiered on HBO Max last January to positive reviews and, we're assuming, high viewership numbers. It didn't take too long for the show to be renewed, though there was no mention of The Suicide Squad spin-off during DC Studios' "Chapter 1: Gods and Monsters" slate reveal.
Instead, plans for yet another spin-off were confirmed with Waller likely to kick off this new era of storytelling in the DCU. With Viola Davis' Amanda Waller put front and centre, "Team Peacemaker" is expected to appear, but there's been no mention of John Cena's Christopher Smith.
Responding to a fan on social media, James Gunn debunked theories that Peacemaker has been cancelled, explaining: "Heck no, [Peacemaker is] postponed while I work on [Supermam:] Legacy. Waller first. [Peacemaker] after."
So, it will be part of "Chapter 1," albeit further down the line. Gunn and Peter Safran confirmed the 10 projects they shared at the end of January were only part of their decade-long plan, so we shouldn't be surprised that Peacemaker season 2 is being plotted.
There will be some unhappiness surrounding this, of course, as fans will be quick to point out that this is another DCEU actor/project Gunn was involved with that's being brought into this world (while the likes of Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot have been shelved). Now, the only confirmed DCEU cast members for the DCU are Cena, Davis, and Weasel actor Sean Gunn.
Peacemaker ended with Smith exposing Waller's evil ways to the world, likely meaning her show will serve as a season 1.5, of sorts. It's hard to say how the former Task Force X member will factor into the new DCU, though Waller could offer at least a few clues in that respect.
Are you excited about Peacemaker season 2?