James Gunn’s Next DCU Project After Superman: Legacy Gets Long-Awaited Update


  • James Gunn’s Peacemaker season 2 is moving forward after the writers’ strike, with Gunn confirming he has started writing for the series.
  • Peacemaker will be a part of Gunn’s new DC Universe franchise, and he has plans for more DC cameos in season 2.
  • While certain characters like Peacemaker, Amanda Waller, and Vigilante are confirmed to return, the fate of other beloved characters like Aquaman and Wonder Woman remains unknown.

James Gunn’sPeacemaker season 2 is finally progressing now that the writers’ strike is resolved. The DC Universe mastermind provided his latest update on the series, which will be his next project after Superman: Legacy.

Peacemaker season 2 was announced shortly before the series completed its first run in February 2022. While Gunn promisedPeacemaker season 2 would feature more DC cameos, plans for the show remained unclear when Gunn was named co-CEO of DC Studios with Peter Safran. As part of Gunn’s plans for DC’s film and television division, the filmmaker rebooted the DCEU into the upcoming DC Universe. However, he later confirmed that Peacemaker would remain a part of the new continuity and would be his first DCU project after his Superman reboot.

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However, Gunn’s DCU plans were halted when the Writers Guild of America went on strike in early May 2023. Consequently, Gunn and other writers could not pen new scripts, though he could continue serving as a director on behind-the-scenes details such as designs and storyboards. Now that the WGA strike is over, Gunn announced he has started writing Peacemaker season 2. The announcement was made in a Peacemaker behind-the-scenes video posted on Gunn’s Instagram account in which lead star John Cena plays Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” on piano.

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Peacemaker remains one (if not the only) property from the DCEU era to transfer to Gunn’s new DC Universe franchise. The series originated as a spinoff of Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, a loose sequel to David Ayer’s Suicide Squad that featured a handful of characters from its predecessor but refrained from addressing the events of the former. Since taking the leadership role at DC Studios, Gunn has confirmed Cena’s Peacemaker, Viola Davis’ Amanda Waller, and Freddie Stroma’s Vigilante will return to the DCU. However, Xolo Maridueña’s Blue Beetle is currently the only character who isn’t from The Suicide Squad or Peacemaker confirmed to be reprising his role.

Consequently, several fans wonder what this means for favorites like Jason Momoa’s Aquaman or Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman. While Gunn has confirmed Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck won’t return as Superman and Batman, respectively, he’s remained tight-lipped on anyone else. This confused fans, causing Gunn to explain that DCU canon officially starts with the animated series Creature Commandoes. However, he also said some actors and storylines from past DC projects would carry over into the DCU, which did little to end the confusion.

Still, with Peacemaker earning acclaim from most DC fans, this latest update on the show’s progress will be welcomed news to some. Of course, for the Snyderverse fans who continue pestering Gunn with demands to continue Zack Snyder’s storyline, Peacemaker season 2 might only be another frustrating sign that Gunn’s friends will be the sole carryovers from the defunct DCEU.

Peacemaker season 1 is available on Max.

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