A new promotional clip from HBO Max for Peacemaker reveals John Cena’s villain reuniting with Amanda Waller’s ARGUS team after The Suicide Squad.
A new promotional clip for the upcoming Peacemaker show reveals John Cena’s Christopher Smith reuniting with Advanced Research Group Uniting Super-Humans (A.R.G.U.S.) personnel after the events of The Suicide Squad. James Gunn’s first DCEU small screen project will focus on the titular villain who is willing to take extreme measures to preserve peace. The events of Peacemaker will primarily take place after Task Force X’s mission in Corto Maltese, although Gunn has said that its storytelling will jump back and forth in time to explore the anti-hero’s origins.
The Suicide Squad effectively set up the aforementioned spin-off. As Amanda Waller’s planted operative, Peacemaker was hell-bent on ensuring that details of Project Starfish won’t be publicized, hence why he didn’t have any problem in killing Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman). Smith was supposed to go after Ratcatcher 2 (Daniela Melchior) next after she witnessed Flag’s murder, but Bloodsport (Idris Elba) arrived just in time to neutralize him. The surviving members of Task Force X left Corto Maltese, with Peacemaker presumed dead in the ruins of Jötunheim. Little did they know that not only did he survive, he was also retrieved and cared for by ARGUS. Now, Waller already has another mission lined up for him.
In the freshly rolled-out Peacemaker clip by HBO Max, Smith is seen fully recovered from his fatal injuries. He meets some of the members of ARGUS, most notably Jennifer Holland’s Emilia Harcourt and Steve Agee’s John Economos. In the clip, Peacemaker is bullied by his team for his outlandish superhero costume and pet eagle, “Eagle-y.” The video ends with a tease for the show’s January premiere. Watch it below: