UPDATE: James Gunn Has Surprised PEACEMAKER Fans By Revealing That Season 2 Filming Starts Today

UPDATE: James Gunn Has Surprised PEACEMAKER Fans By Revealing That Season 2 Filming Starts Today UPDATE: James Gunn Has Surprised PEACEMAKER Fans By Revealing That Season 2 Filming Starts Today

It looks like James Gunn is going to pull a bit of double-duty as he's currently filming Superman but will also be heavily involved with the Peacemaker season 2 production.

By MarkJulian - Apr 13, 2024 04:04 PM EST
Filed Under: Peacemaker

UPDATE: James Gunn has confirmed that he's directing the first episode.

Just recently, John Cena was on ESPN to promote WrestleMania XL and the wrestler-turned-actor shared that filming on Peacemaker season 2 was set to begin after he finished up shooting on Head of State, which co-stars Priyanka Chopra and Idris Elba. 

That was just a few days ago, so it seems that there either wasn't much left for Cena to film or he'll be joining that shoot at a later date as James Gunn has taken to social media to reveal that Peacemaker season 2 filming is getting underway, today.


After a stop in Norway for Fortress of Solitude scenes, the Superman shoot is currently filming at Trilith Studios in Atlanta, Georgia with an on-location shoot in Cleveland on the horizon.

Peacemaker season 1 was filmed in Canada but we're not sure where season 2 filming is taking place. If we had to guess, we're thinking that the show's second season is also going to be shot in Atlanta, which was a previous rumor from the wrestling outlet, PWInsider.

If Trilith Studios is also the soundstage being used for Peacemaker season 2, that will allow Gunn to easily, go back-and-forth. However, this news likely won't please many DC Comics fans as they want all of Gunn's attention focused on Superman.

Gunn is the showrunner for the series, having written every episode of Peacemaker's first season and also directing 5 out of 8 episodes.

For season 2, Gunn also wrote every episode but previously hinted that he wouldn't have time to direct the same amount of episodes as he'll be busy with Superman. If we had to place a wager, he'll probably only direct the premiere and/or the finale.

Previously, Gunn teased that the show's shift from the DCEU to the DCU won't be the main focal point of season 2, stating that he doesn't want the "universal shift to be that big a part of the story."

Gunn also revealed [via Threads] that the following characters from season 1 will be making the leap to season 2:

• Peacemaker (John Cena)
• Vigilante (Freddie Stroma)
• John Economos (Steve Agee)
• Leota Adebayo (Danielle Brooks)
• Emilia Harcourt (Jennifer Holland)

Rotten Tomatoes gave the DCEU series a 94% approval rating, making it one of the most critically lauded productions of the franchise. In addition to Gunn's involvement, this positive reception likely played a key factor in the show's continuation and the decision to keep most of the show's main cast intact. 

Will you be tuning in to Peacemaker season 2? Let us know in the comment section below.

 Peacemaker explores the continuing story of the character that John Cena reprises in the aftermath of James Gunn's 2021 film The Suicide Squad—a compellingly vainglorious man who believes in peace at any cost, no matter how many people he has to kill to get it.

The 8-episode television show was created by James Gunn for the, "then-named" streaming service HBO Max.

The show stars John Cena as Christopher Smith / Peacemaker, Danielle Brooks as Leota Adebayo, Freddie Stroma as Adrian Chase / Vigilante, Chukwudi Iwuji as Clemson Murn, Jennifer Holland as Emilia Harcourt, Steve Agee as John Economos and Robert Patrick as August "Auggie" Smith. Dee Bradley Baker voices Peacemaker's pet bald eagle, Eagly.

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NinnesMBC - 4/13/2024, 4:33 PM
Whatever happened to saying that Peacemaker was gonna start filming in two months? He's contradicting himself.

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There's multi-tasking and also knowing there's a proper time for everything to happen in due time. He could be biting more than he can chew and spreading too thin already, curiously exactly what some insider said what kind of happened to Feige in these last 2 years or so when discussing about the MCU doing so-so.
DeadClunge - 4/13/2024, 4:37 PM
@NinnesMBC - tbf he did say less than 2 months. He does like to contradict himself though 😮‍💨
NinnesMBC - 4/13/2024, 4:45 PM
@DeadClunge - It's starting to get annoying his vague way of responding even to things like that. TBH he hasn't felt the same to me since he signed on to do all of this, especially after the controversy of what WB did to Batgirl. I thought someone so in favor of creative vision wouldn't agree to work with people like this but alas.
TheVisionary25 - 4/13/2024, 4:45 PM
@NinnesMBC - he said less then 2 months which could be true depending on when that interaction happened?.

I know you don’t seem to be a fan of Gunn or the direction of the DCU but come on man , you are one of the most positive people on here..

Don’t fall into negativity & baseless speculation like others on here.
Mrtoke - 4/13/2024, 4:52 PM
@NinnesMBC - you act like you're his pr. get off his dick lol
Dotanuki - 4/13/2024, 4:56 PM
@NinnesMBC - Who the hell are you, his dad? His mom? His boss? He doesn’t owe you anything! JFC.
DeadClunge - 4/13/2024, 5:01 PM
@NinnesMBC - he loves the attention 🤣 If he had given us a date in the last tweet he probably wouldn't be the topic of conversation today.
lazlodaytona - 4/13/2024, 5:35 PM
@NinnesMBC - you really think so? Things change no matter what is posted on social....

I mean, YOU mean what's on the internet is all facts?!
lazlodaytona - 4/13/2024, 5:37 PM
@NinnesMBC - then don't read his "vague" way of responding.
From his point of view, people like you can be annoying as sh1t to brain-attach every little movement he makes or thing he types.
lazlodaytona - 4/13/2024, 5:38 PM
*isn't all facts?! Oh my good Lord.
NinnesMBC - 4/13/2024, 6:10 PM
@Mrtoke - And you like a blind fanboy.
NinnesMBC - 4/13/2024, 6:11 PM
@Dotanuki - A fan that can think for his own and critically. Sorry that upsets you.
NinnesMBC - 4/13/2024, 6:12 PM
@lazlodaytona - What you type on social media has a tendency to stay there, more with screencaps. He can change his mind all he wants, still people will remember one way or the other about what he says and hold him up to his statements to know better his worth. That's all.
NinnesMBC - 4/13/2024, 6:14 PM
@lazlodaytona - I only read them when I come here. I'm only commenting on a news about his latest Thread response, I'm not the one that asked him about details of the on-going productions of his projects. You could also not read mine if it's so bothersome. Trust me, Gunn barely knows of me since I don't micromanage his Threads posts 24/7 since I don't go there. Yet.
Mrtoke - 4/13/2024, 6:28 PM
@NinnesMBC - you're too invested in him. relax
NinnesMBC - 4/13/2024, 6:38 PM
@TheVisionary25 - Pretty sure that reply was just from last month.

Not a fan of the way he's handled the transition to the DCU and how he juggles things so that his personal project gets to see the light of the day again when the rest got purged or because there can only be 1 version allowed to exist (the infamous case of what happened apparently with S&L whereas The Batman AND a DCU Batman will be able to co-exist). To me and this is obviously just for me and the hill I'll die on, something about DC!Gunn doesn't vibe the same as Marvel/MCU!Gunn.

But I will admit that sometimes when it comes to this topic I can slide off to comingoff as negative, when it's true that I try to be always positive and see the good things. Even if most of the time that's only got me more heat than anything else. So with that said, thanks for reminding me of how I usually carry myself.

I'll keep an eye on my own Debbie Downer-ness.
NinnesMBC - 4/13/2024, 6:40 PM
@Mrtoke - More like just would like a little consistency.
TheVisionary25 - 4/13/2024, 6:47 PM
@NinnesMBC - well iif it was from last month then technically he was right

I am not a fan of certain decisions myself like certain Elseworlds projects can continue but certain others like Superman & Lois can’t but in terms of the projects and the little information we have right now on them , I am vibing with a lot of them so I’m still cautiously optimistic at the least.
sully - 4/13/2024, 7:17 PM
@NinnesMBC - Say you don't know what "less than" means without saying you don't know what "less than" means. Yikes. Too busy hating for no reason you've ran out of brain cells. So petty.
dracula - 4/13/2024, 8:25 PM
@NinnesMBC - he said less than two months

Its been less than 2 months
MarkJulian - 4/13/2024, 9:18 PM
@NinnesMBC - Gunn did say filming was originally supposed to start in June so something must have happened.
newhire13 - 4/14/2024, 12:01 AM
@NinnesMBC - Oh no, he’s ahead of schedule! 🙄
newhire13 - 4/14/2024, 12:02 AM
@DeadClunge - He’s the topic of conversation because you guys are constantly up his ass over every little thing
NinnesMBC - 4/14/2024, 12:43 AM
@TheVisionary25 - The advatages of technicalities I guess.

The double-edged sword that is what can continue easily as an Elseworlds and what can't is gonna be bothering me like a thorn for a while. But in terms of the things he announced I'm curious for Creature Commandos because they're really the brand-new underused and obscure characters that we've never heard about. And after that it'd be Swamp Thing because the character was done dirty due to the S1 cancelation. And then Supergirl.

I wished he announced a Blue Beetle TV show to let Xolo's character continue to develop instead of having to wait until he finds him a space in his Chapters slates or includes in the Teen Titans movie. If he did that, I'd be excited tbh.

With the newest WB regime cautiously optimistic is the wisest way to go, yeah.
NinnesMBC - 4/14/2024, 12:44 AM
@sully - Pretty sure I do know what it means unless I made a typo. Not hating, just keeping a cool head and critical in constructive ways. Sorry you interpet that as "petty" when I've seen others be tons more of petty over different things.
NinnesMBC - 4/14/2024, 12:45 AM
@dracula - Gunn's the king of "ah gotcha" posts, I get it. W/e.
NinnesMBC - 4/14/2024, 12:47 AM
@MarkJulian - Yes I also quickly realized that was what he meant back then. My best guess would be that he found all the directors available to shoot for him while he continus working on Superman, the only way the shooting schedule could have moved up sooner. Or also that he really couldn't wait to get back on his fave project.
NinnesMBC - 4/14/2024, 12:49 AM
@newhire13 - It's just fishy that someone is working in two projects at the same time when usually it's best to focus on thing at the time. It's like if Mangold was shooting his Bob Dylan biopic now while he's also rushing to finish the script for his Star Wars film to get behind the camera and begin.
Mrtoke - 4/14/2024, 3:37 AM
@NinnesMBC - I like his body of work. Fanboy? Yup. Blind? if it's shit, it's shit.. and so far, the closest to me has been gotg vol 2. His suicide squad is better than most of the dceu and phase 4 & 5 of the mcu besides for Shang Chi and vol 3. This show go crazy. That's consistency to me but nobody owes you that. Anybody for that matter besides for WB, because.. duh.
Mrtoke - 4/14/2024, 3:40 AM
@NinnesMBC - I meant Gunn owes consistency to WB. Smh over here messing up and ish
DeadClunge - 4/14/2024, 3:58 AM
@newhire13 - oh yeah, I forgot I wrote both articles for this and every other comic book website that reported this 😮‍💨

Use your 🧠
McMurdo - 4/14/2024, 11:44 AM
@NinnesMBC - reading comprehension is your friend.
Malatrova15 - 4/13/2024, 4:35 PM
I really wanna taste it
lazlodaytona - 4/13/2024, 5:39 PM
@Malatrova15 - I'm available.
Malatrova15 - 4/13/2024, 5:59 PM
@lazlodaytona - ok just shoot
RubyRhod - 4/13/2024, 4:46 PM
His ego and narcissism is so big that he thinks he can direct the Superman Legacy movie and Peacemaker S2 at the same time
Get your ass back to the Superman set rn, you're being disrespectful to the cast and crew, Gunn
regularmovieguy - 4/13/2024, 5:15 PM

Spielberg released Jurassic Park and Schindler’s List in the same year. Not saying James Gunn isn’t Spielberg but this isn’t unheard of. I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s directing anything but the pilot.
Timerider - 4/13/2024, 5:26 PM
@RubyRhod - Eat Peace MF. I’m sure this is on the cast and crews days off from filming Superman. Chill out man.
lazlodaytona - 4/13/2024, 5:41 PM
@RubyRhod - yeah, because some random internet posting nerd knows better about directing than the very successful Gunn. whew, glad u saved us all by teaching James a lesson.
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