Cena also considers ‘The Suicide Squad’ moment that reverberates through the series: “Peacemaker is a complete turn of events.” “
Peacemaker stars John Cena and Jennifer Holland didn’t bat an eyelash when series creator James Gunn announced that he wanted the show’s title sequence to be an elaborate dance set to Wig Wam’s “Do Ya Wanna Taste It.” The trust they showed in Gunn has already paid off as many are calling the sequence one of the greatest opening credits in TV history. This title sequence sets the stage for many of the surprising developments in the HBO Max series, including the relationship between Christopher “Peacemaker”, Smith (Cena), and Emilia Harcourt(Holland).
“Man [James Gunn] discovered a way to get people to click the’skip to intro’ button. That’s a feat in modern entertainment engineering,” Cena tells The Hollywood Reporter.
Holland added: “When [Gunn] first mentioned it to me, I didn’t know what he was talking. He described a dance in which everyone would be robotic and stoic. It was so cool! And I was like, “Cool!
One of the defining moments of Peacemaker’s predecessor, The Suicide Squad, is the death of Joel Kinnaman‘s Rick Flag at the hands of Peacemaker, and in his final moments, Flag uttered the words, “Peacemaker, what a joke,” which clearly struck a chord with Smith. Flag’s last words reverberate throughout Peacemaker’s entire season, and Cena knew early on that they would serve as a catalyst for the series.
” “It’s that moment when Peacemaker’s whole existence is turned upside-down, and I think it’s a great beginning,” Cena says. “The last moments of Peacemaker’s journey in Jotunheim were so fascinating and filled with so many things, and there is plenty of material to take a character on a journey.” It set us up nicely to make the series, and James certainly thought so .”
Earlier this week, Gunn explained to THR that one of the key differences between his feature writing and his TV writing is that he was able to let things “play out” a little bit more on Peacemaker, especially in the case of Peacemaker and Harcourt’s “complicated” relationship. Keep in mind, Harcourt worked with Flag prior to the events of The Suicide Squad, and since she’s now forced to team up with Flag’s killer (Peacemaker), their relationship evolves in a rather unexpected way.
“As far as my thoughts on [Peacemaker and Harcourt’s evolving dynamic],