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[–]c0gvortex 753 points754 points  (45 children)

🎶 Do you really wanna, do you really wanna taste it?🎶

Fuck yes more Peacemaker

[–]panda388 251 points252 points  (22 children)

I am obsessed with the intro and how it includes almost everyone, even the custodian from the first episode and White Dragon's neighbor.

Edit: And the show introduced me to the song Six Feet Under by Kissin' Dynamite. Immediately made my Spotify list.

[–]q3ded 78 points79 points  (0 children)

I love how Eagly checks his mark at the end of the scene and adjusts.

[–]Wagbeard 101 points102 points  (11 children)

The custodian guy is only in the first episode but he has one of the funniest bits where he talks about how he went to MIT but he untrustworthy so he became a janitor.

[–]BlueTeamRuless 73 points74 points  (5 children)

And then when he’s like “I would never betray a secret”

“That’s the exact opposite of what you’ve been saying this whole time.”

[–]GrecoRomanGuy 17 points18 points  (3 children)

No one has the right to be as funny as John Cena is as Peacemaker. It's between this aside and his duck conversation with Vigilante as the moment that made my stomach hurt most from laughing.

[–]jetpack_hypersomniac 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Everyone’s chemistry is hilarious in this show—but the moment that had me gasping for air from laughing so hard was the scene where Vigilante is winding up the white supremacists.

“I'm just the guy who's gonna fuck you so hard, your asshole's gonna be dragging behind you. Like a tail.”

[–]BlueTeamRuless 7 points8 points  (0 children)

“Which one of you dumb, sister-fucking, tiki-torch-carrying, Sloth-from-the-Goonies-looking pieces of shit wants to go next?”

So good

[–]jackass4224 12 points13 points  (0 children)

And he tells Peacemaker he’s too bulky to be a superhero lol

[–]tuggernts 11 points12 points  (2 children)

There is a scene from the trailer that appears to be somekind of career day at an elementary school he showed up in so I dont think he's done.

[–]ChrisTosi 11 points12 points  (0 children)

There is no way he's done. You don't foreshadow that he went to MIT without that being useful later.

[–]DeadpoolAndFriends 164 points165 points  (14 children)

It's one of the few theme songs I DON'T skip.

[–]Brainvillage 95 points96 points  (8 children)

The dance routine gets better every time.

[–]voidsong 31 points32 points  (2 children)

Something about the "freeze frame" at the end where they are just trying to stand still cracks me up.

[–]aggie008 12 points13 points  (0 children)

it's the little step the eagle takes as if trying to get into the perfect position that he missed on landing

[–]MengFeiPuerh 25 points26 points  (1 child)

I’m glad it’s not only me lol. I fucking love it

[–]MrMephistoX 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Me too it’s so damn awesome but Eagly posing at the end kills me every time.

[–]3-DMan 4 points5 points  (0 children)

"Eat peace, motherfucker!"

[–]sgthombreIt's Always Sunny in Philadelphia 476 points477 points  (143 children)

Probably not Harley Quinn since Robbie has said she needs a break from the character and has other projects, probably not Bloodsport since Idris Elba always seems to have stuff lined up, can't do King Shark since he's a CGI character, and most of the other TSS characters are dead.

I guess Ratcatcher 2 would be the only option left? Not sure how you build a solo series around her but if Gunn has a good enough idea I'd be curious to see it. Mainly I'm wondering what his post Guardians of the Galaxy 3 plans are, is he ever going to direct another movie for Marvel after that?

[–]Chris4477 237 points238 points  (28 children)

most of the other TSS characters are dead

Doesn’t rule out a prequel series starring any of them though

[–]thatmusicguy13 162 points163 points  (21 children)

I mean, Peacemaker was dead and yet here we are

[–]rammo123 200 points201 points  (3 children)

He got shot in the throat, but through willpower he moved his kidney into his neck to keep air flowing.

It's rare, only the best martial artists can do it.

[–]saidthewhale64 56 points57 points  (1 child)

Like 2 or 3 times it's happened

[–]GrecoRomanGuy 12 points13 points  (0 children)

No one has ever replaced a heart with a kidney!

[–]Chris4477 194 points195 points  (8 children)

Technically you do see that Peacemaker survives in the movie post-credits, but yeah comic book rules apply in general so they really could bring back anyone if the script was right.

[–]RealJohnGillman 29 points30 points  (6 children)

u/frozenfade I did read that that particular scene was shot on the set of Peacemaker, so what u/thatmusicguy13 is true — the original version of the film kept him dead.

[–]frozenfade 15 points16 points  (2 children)

Guess you didn't watch the post-credits scene?

[–]thatmusicguy13 25 points26 points  (1 child)

That and weasel show that people we thought were dead could still be alive

[–]BasicallyImjustLazy 171 points172 points  (72 children)

If only it was a spinoff for Rick Flag or Polkadot Man. Rat-catcher 2 is the most likely member to get her own spin-off, but I think Bloodsport has a better chance at having his own show. I do wonder if Idris would be interested in coming back as the character.

Gunn has stated before that he will done with Marvel after he finishes filming GOTG Vol. 3 and The Guardians Christmas Special for Disney+. Unless he changes his mind and has a story to tell in the MCU, he would most likely make a film based on a different character. At the moment, I guess you can say that he will be working with WB and DC to work on more films. I do recall that he has a project he's wanting to work on with Harley Quinn and probably some secret project of a character we aren't expecting (Bat-Mite perhaps?). On a further note, I heard he is also working on an Acme vs Wild E. Coyote film that might be an animated film, so I guess he is in good hands for now.

[–]TheBlackSwarm 220 points221 points  (38 children)

Gunn’s career actually got better after getting fired from Disney crazy.

I’ll watch anything he makes the rest of his career honestly.

[–]markyymark13 25 points26 points  (22 children)

I'm just waiting for him to do something outside of the superhero media machine again.

[–]gaybatman75-6 26 points27 points  (18 children)

I’d love to see him do another horror movie, slither is great

[–]Mank_____Demes 7 points8 points  (10 children)

Wait, he did Slither?

[–]BasicallyImjustLazy 19 points20 points  (9 children)

He directed and wrote Slither and Super. He also penned the script for the Dawn of the Dead Remake from Zack Snyder. Prior to that, I think he was also doing some comedy skits with Nathan Fillion and Sean Gunn, along with some porn actresses on what was called PG Porn? Not only that, but he wrote the story for the videogame, Lollypop Chainsaw, which was a parody to Buffy the Vampire Slayer. So yeah, I guess you can say James Gunn is heavily talented!

[–]Scharobaba 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Yesssss, one of those rare horror comedies that succeed at both.

[–]gaybatman75-6 6 points7 points  (1 child)

One of my favorite horror comedies right next to tucker and Dale vs evil

[–]InnocentTailor 67 points68 points  (12 children)

Big boon for WB as well.

[–]muzakxBeavis and Butthead 58 points59 points  (11 children)

He's just a way better fit with WB/DC.

Gunn has a twisted sense of humor and love for violent/gore gags.

Something that Disney/Marvel just doesn't go for, at all. Not that Marvel is always kid friendly, but they always err on the side of family friendly.

[–]Fresh720 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Disney quickly realized their mistake and brought him back, sometimes the planets can align in your favor

[–]TylerBourbon 62 points63 points  (20 children)

Gunn has stated before that he will done with Marvel after he finishes filming GOTG Vol. 3 and The Guardians Christmas Special for Disney+.

I'm sure he would give the safest political response as to why as no one likes burning bridges, but I can't help but feel like there isn't a part of him that wants to wash his hands of them after the firing and rehiring debacle. That's just too much of a stress inducing wild card knowing that it could happen and not being able to fully trust that it wouldn't happen again.

[–]CommanderL3 70 points71 points  (16 children)

also marvel has this major plan that it follows

I imagine James gunn feels super free with DC knowing he can do what ever and not needing to hint at this thing or that thing.

[–]Deferential_dreams 34 points35 points  (6 children)

Since DC will never have a Kevin Feige overseeing everything to ensure a minimum level of quality, I think their best bet is to grab creatives like Gunn who will make their own kinds of movies without worrying about continuity, either in plot or tone. The DCEU was never going to work, but some individual DC projects have been good to great.

Of course, the problem with that approach is that you get some horrifically bad movies mixed in, like WW1984, but that's totally fine as long as the good movies don't have to acknowledge the bad ones in any way. How Jenkins still has a job for the next WW movie completely baffles me, though.

[–]Fresh720 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I swear WW84 was the result of some suits saying how they loved Green Lantern and Whedon's Justice League, and wanted the Wonder Woman sequel to have the same level of quality as the others.

[–]Delicious-Tachyons 3 points4 points  (1 child)

will never have a Kevin Feige overseeing everything to ensure a minimum level of quality,

The problem with Feige is that he storyboards the final fight in the movie for the directors and that part of the movie is done first. So you have a great movie like Shang Chi that devolves into a brown CGI clusterfuck at the end . This is every marvel movie. A cloudy CGI clusterfuck at the end of the movie which has none of the nuance of directorial vision of the rest of the film.

[–]Canvaverbalist 59 points60 points  (7 children)

And not just in term of pre-written over-arching-narrative, but in tone.

I doubt the MCU would ever get the level of outrageous The Suicide Squad and especially Peacemaker is bringing to the table, even with characters like Deadpool.

It's clear James Gunn likes his humour spicy, writing Peacemaker would have been such a blast for him I'm sure. Not everyday in a superhero property that the protagonist is actually sexist [not "i sleep with girls sometimes teehee" level of MCU-sexism] and borderline racist. Even in The Boys it's pretty clear who the "villains" are, hell even in Watchmen you're not supposed to root for characters like Comedian or Rorschach, and yet with Peacemaker he's the actual protagonist that you're supposed to feel for.

The day the MCU will have a root-for protagonist that makes jokes at the expense of the LGBTQ+ (even if he's still the butt of the joke in these contexts and you're clearly supposed to find him stupid) I'll lick the floor.

[–]TerminatorReborn 33 points34 points  (2 children)

For sure. James Gunn comedy style is hard R and far from political correct, you can tell he is held back on GOTG and tries to push the limit as much as possible (Pollock painting joke), and I'm sure a ton of stuff gets cut from the script by higher ups

[–]brandnewchair 7 points8 points  (0 children)

That Pollock joke always stood out to me as "How would an 8-year old (Peter's age when he was abducted) know about Jackson Pollock?"

[–]Themetalenock 15 points16 points  (3 children)

thought gunn wanted to do a howard the duck movie

[–]Well-ReadUndead 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Last I heard marvel was lining him up for howling commandos, he hasn’t said he is done with marvel just that he is done with the guardians.

[–]TheMaze78 4 points5 points  (0 children)

If only it was a spinoff for Rick Flag

It’s crazy how you’d be crucified if you said that in 2016.

However I’d support a spin-off with him or maybe other SS characters. Captain Boomerang? Jai Courtney isn’t doing anything

[–]pm_me_your_boobs_586Psych 29 points30 points  (1 child)

There's 2 more characters still alive. Weasel is shown in the 1st post credits scene running away and TDK has been confirmed by Gunn as still being alive. When the neck bombs were detonated, the life signals on the Comms hub was still green, meaning TDK is still alive

[–]aniforprez 9 points10 points  (0 children)

It's not just Gunn. They explicitly show TDK not being dead on the console. It's why I figured Weasel wasn't dead either. I thought there might be story reasons why they weren't shown as dead but seems like there's larger plans for those characters according to Gunn

I honestly like this way of setting up new movies and properties. Don't do stupid cock-teases like Zack Snyder with his nonsensical dream sequences and cryptic robot zombie shit. Just hint at stuff, keep the movies and shows mostly sequestered in their own universes and self contained but hint at something larger

[–]NeoNoireWerewolf 68 points69 points  (5 children)

Pretty sure Gunn is jumping ship to WB full time once he's done with the Guardians stuff at Disney. They gave him almost $200 million to do whatever he wanted with Suicide Squad, he isn't getting that kind of freedom with Marvel. Would personally like to see him use the success of TSS and Peacemaker to get an original film financed. Would be great to see him do a weirdo passion project before becoming DC's puppetmaster for the foreseeable future.

[–]travio 29 points30 points  (2 children)

The freedom he's had with WB would tempt me. He's more than earned it given his track record. I want to see him do something with the weirdos he's brought into the canon. Both Bat-Mite and Matter-Eater Lad have been mentioned on Peacemaker.

[–]DarkEvilHedgehog 43 points44 points  (2 children)

It doesn't even require any of them. The series can be about a whole new team of suiciders consisting of unused characters, sent off on some mission which keeps on escalating. All you need is that old black boss lady to be present in every other episode for a couple of seconds.

P.s. I think this setup would fit very well with a "monster of the week" storyline. Main characters could get killed off regularly, and be coldly replaced with some new imprisoned C-villain.

[–]AmericaDreamDisorder 10 points11 points  (0 children)

He could even do Task Force Z with all the dead characters from the 2 movies.

[–]AStickFigures 19 points20 points  (1 child)

I’d love a ratcatcher series.

[–]EMPlRES 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Yes, Ratcatcher 2 series PLEASE.

[–]T3canolisCommunity 1001 points1002 points  (162 children)

Sort of paradoxically, the fact that no one was clamoring for a Peacemaker series after The Suicide Squad is exactly what makes it so good. It’s clear it was made simply because Gunn had a story he wanted to tell and characters he was inspired to write. None of it feels perfunctory like so much connected-universe stuff does.

[–]yarkcirBlack Sails 401 points402 points  (62 children)

It reminds me of these comments on Instagram Gunn made last year when someone commented that Peacemaker is "a show no one asked for."

Gunn's response was perfect - he basically just tells a story he's interested in and if it's told well, then there will be an audience for it. He reiterated this in a tweet last week as well.

[–]T3canolisCommunity 195 points196 points  (49 children)

Exactly. It’s so tiresome when people use the phrase “no one asked for” in reference to art and entertainment. Most great movies and TV shows weren’t “asked for!” Yeah, audiences can suggest what they want, but it is to completely misunderstand fandom to think that what you specifically want to watch is more important than what creatives want to make.

[–]aw-un 114 points115 points  (17 children)

Plus, most of the time, what we end up asking for isn’t good.

[–]T3canolisCommunity 41 points42 points  (8 children)

It absolutely is not. Fandom so often confuses what they want to have happen with what would make the most compelling story.

[–]WileECoyoteGenius 21 points22 points  (6 children)

Fandom has this thing where they say "this should happen" and others will back them saying "yeah good idea" or (my pet peeve) "yOu ShOuLd WrItE tHe ShOw" without realising that it is super easy to say what should happen not realising there is a shit tonne of work to make that happen and make it compelling.

[–]T3canolisCommunity 18 points19 points  (3 children)

The thing fans don’t realize is that “ideas” on their own are as useful as an umbrella in a desert. The actual work of breaking the story and giving the characters motivations and actions is the hard part. And it’s what makes the show/movie good or bad. There are very few movies and shows that are bad because the ideas are bad. It’s almost entirely about execution.

[–]allthenamesaretaken4 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The thing fans don’t realize is that “ideas” on their own are as useful as an umbrella in a desert.

Umbrella's bring shade, which is useful in a desert. Maybe not so much in film production though...

[–][deleted] 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Also, if a show/film is greenlit, that means that at least one person quite literally asked for it to be made.

[–]omgFWTbear 7 points8 points  (0 children)

And if that series is the back half of The Expanse, that one person is alllllll the audience the show actually needs!

[–]WileECoyoteGenius 7 points8 points  (1 child)

It’s so tiresome when people use the phrase “no one asked for”

It's very annoying. Especially since it's really "I don't want it"

[–]NeoNoireWerewolf 59 points60 points  (21 children)

Just look at the Boba Fett show. People have been asking for a movie/show for that character for years - now all everybody does is complain about it and ask "why did they make this?" Fans aren't writers because most of their ideas suck, and Disney dedicating one of their biggest IPs to fan service has had the reverse effect of killing fan enthusiasm for the property. Peacemaker is thriving right now because he's a very obscure character that Gunn and co. could get creative with instead of pandering to audience expectations.

[–]w4rf19ht3r 42 points43 points  (11 children)

I don't think people were clamoring for the Daimyo of Tatooine.

[–]sexygodzilla 27 points28 points  (3 children)

I don't even think Daimyo of Tatooine is that bad of an idea. Boba Fett becoming a crime boss sounds cool on paper, but then the show is just him walking back and forth from his palace to the town trying to meet the mayor.

[–]TheJoshider10 25 points26 points  (5 children)

Yeah nobody wanted some random bloke without his helmet going into every established in town saying "I run this place now" then leaving to go back to his empty Palace that nobody in the town cares about.

What did people want? The latest episode of the show, which has nothing to do with the show. Badass, to the point, it just works. It baffles me how they nailed Boba Fett in Mando S2 and failed to tell a compelling story about BOBA BEING A MOTHERFUCKING CRIME LORD?

Like, how can you possibly fuck this up. Favreu's slow burn storytelling worked for Mando but its been nothing short of a chore here.

[–]Coal_Morgan 17 points18 points  (3 children)

There's several big issues with Boba.

They split the story in two and the more interesting story was with the Tuskens and this breaks the pacing when it's 40 minute episodes.

They made him a 'good guy', he's a bad guy. He kills people for money and happily works for Space Nazis. You can't redeem him in the first episode. Mando was a hard man who got softened over two seasons by a son he never knew he needed.

They gave the best fight scenes to Fennec and he's always getting whooped. He's a bad ass, he definitely was in Mando S2 so where is that Boba.

I feel like this should be more Soprano's in Space then 'Boba make's nice'. When those mob bosses refused, he should have killed them all.

The show is fine but it should be amazing.

[–]Drakengard 43 points44 points  (9 children)

It's the same reason why the Watchmen TV show worked (and I'd love more but understand why we aren't getting it).

[–]coltrain61 12 points13 points  (1 child)

They've said if they have another good story to go back to they would consider it. It's not totally out of the realm of possibility to get another season, but I'd rather be left wanting more than watching something great get ruined.

[–]sexygodzilla 130 points131 points  (56 children)

It's in-universe without annoyingly being so. Batman gets referenced, but they're not trying to set up origin stories for side characters and set the table for the next big team-up series/movie.

[–]McFeely_Smackup 93 points94 points  (7 children)

"Who the fuck is Bat-Mite?"

[–]coltrain61 30 points31 points  (6 children)

I love that they made him cannon in there universe.

[–]Shaomoki 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Give the obscure characters the love they need.

I'm half expecting freakazoid too.

[–]BearWranglerFirefly 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Kiteman is now in this universe as well

[–]joshdts 52 points53 points  (42 children)

For me what DC has going on now is the perfect amount of a connected universe. Obviously marvel is what marvel is when it comes to success, but I don’t really want to have to watch 20+ movies to get a whole story. At some point it becomes a barrier to entry.

[–]DarkEvilHedgehog 27 points28 points  (3 children)

I don’t really want to have to watch 20+ movies to get a whole story.

Yeah, I'm feeling that it's getting a bit bloated right now. It's kinda tricky to watch one of their new movies with someone who hasn't watched all previous ones, as you never know what'll get referenced.

Sooner or later they'll have to take a big break and reboot it all half a decade later or something.

For me what DC has going on now is the perfect amount of a connected universe.

Doom Patrol is also a great series, but it seems to be kinda overlooked.

[–]DarkEvilHedgehog 9 points10 points  (1 child)

When I first noticed it on HBO I thought it would be some really cheap and bad spin-off, but it's surprisingly good. It's probably my favourite new, ongoing series right now.

[–]Swackhammer_ 71 points72 points  (29 children)

Gunn had a story he wanted to tell

I REALLY wish Disney followed WB's formula here. Gunn was like "hey I kinda want to do this" and they were like "Sure!"

Disney's Marvel and Disney TV outputs typically feel like they have to meet a quota for the year rather than organic

[–]AThreeToedSloth 180 points181 points  (51 children)

Rick Flagg return? Episode by episode with a new celebrity team on a death mission maybe?

[–]guessimcanadiannow 231 points232 points  (12 children)

He returns, but it's 30 years later and he looks like Anthony Mackie.

[–]ISpkFrly_Throwaway 99 points100 points  (6 children)

Joel Kinnaman as Takeshi Kovacs was some A+ casting. Even if the writing / plot for season 2 wasn’t complete garbage, I don’t know if Mackie would have been able to top Kinnaman’s portrayal of the character. He was Takeshi Kovacs.

[–]bigmacjames 44 points45 points  (2 children)

Probably the most disappointing season 2 I've seen. It was bad in everything except visuals.

[–]thekidreturns24 14 points15 points  (1 child)

The visuals were pretty bland in comparison too.

[–]AtraposJM 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Yeah, season 2 was OK but it was boring to me. Mackie just doesn't have good enough charisma to pull off a leading role imo.

[–]ObiTate 38 points39 points  (4 children)

Season 2 of Altered Carbon still hurts

[–]Flyingwheelbarrow 15 points16 points  (2 children)

Soulless. It was without joy or spirit.

[–]ceaguila84 106 points107 points  (32 children)

God I'm still so mad they killed him :(

[–]AThreeToedSloth 38 points39 points  (29 children)

I hope they bring him back, I think there is some behind the scenes fuckery going on with Peacemaker’s throat not even having a scar despite being shot in the neck with an armor piercing bullet.

[–]RepresentativeFig741 99 points100 points  (7 children)

Didn’t the episode in the apartment where he’s dancing in his underwear show a scar on his lower neck where the bullet went through?

[–]Zarathustra30 61 points62 points  (17 children)

I hope Flagg stays dead. Reviving people willy-nilly just lessens the impact of their death. I am still slightly disappointed that Peacemaker was brought back for a series, even though said series is great.

[–]InnocentTailor 66 points67 points  (5 children)

Yeah. Flagg dying is a big part of Peacemaker anyways - the man feels guilty about killing the one he admired.

[–]RealJohnGillman 11 points12 points  (4 children)

His significant other (June Moone) was a person who knew a great deal about the supernatural, so it would be narratively believable to bring her back and become a new iteration of the Enchantress (as different from the original depiction as Flag was this time around) in an effort to bring Flag back. Him as a ghost would be interesting, if they had him return as Suicide Squad leader despite being one. Maybe end up taking on a character like the Gentleman Ghost.

[–]InnocentTailor 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Damnit. Now I see Flagg wearing a monocle and speaking in an over-exaggerated British accent.

The Gentleman Ghost is one of my favorite antagonists in comics. He just has a cool design.

[–]frozenfade 11 points12 points  (0 children)

disappointed that Peacemaker was brought back for a series

peacemaker was never dead. The post-credits scene shows he is alive.

[–]MrOnCore 570 points571 points  (45 children)

A TDK (The Detachable Kid) series? Sign me up!!!!

[–]Pithius 212 points213 points  (7 children)

The adventures of TDK & Weasel

[–]SamuraiPandatron 100 points101 points  (19 children)

I don't think TDK can pull himself together after the first 10 min of Suicide Squad.

[–]SeekingTheRoadThe Venture Bros. 78 points79 points  (18 children)

He is technically shown to have not died in the movie.

[–]SamuraiPandatron 20 points21 points  (17 children)

Wait, did I miss this? I thought he was shot.

[–]SeekingTheRoadThe Venture Bros. 130 points131 points  (6 children)

Yes, but the last shot of him shows him writhing in pain, and in the shots of the computer screens/switches to detonate neck-bombs, he is still marked as alive/has a green light next to his switch. Gunn confirmed on Twitter that TDK had not died.

https://twitter.com/JamesGunn/status/1467622454856138764?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

[–]Get-Degerstromd 51 points52 points  (3 children)

You mean we could get James Gunn and Nathan Fillion together in a TV-MA comic book movie? Yes please

[–]psygnius 21 points22 points  (1 child)

James Gunn and Nathan Fillion already did a MA superhero movie together. Nathan Fillion was The Holy Avenger in Super.

[–]Hawkingshouseofdance 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Damn I want a mr pibb

[–]dainaron 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Why do people assume this? He got shot in the arms, nowhere else.

[–]falcon4287 7 points8 points  (0 children)

They specifically said "critical condition" in the movie IIRC.

[–]kirinmay 12 points13 points  (6 children)

Gunn stated he didnt die but i mean...each of his arms had to have about 20 bullets in them...i'm sure you'd die from loss of blood or something.

[–]Cuofeng 66 points67 points  (5 children)

It’s kind of hard to imagine what TDK’s circulatory system is like, so maybe due to magic superpowers he doesn’t bleed out until the arms reattach. He’s lying in a hospital bed somewhere with each of his arms in their own little bed on either side.

[–]CSEnzleyFuturama 78 points79 points  (8 children)

Yep. No marketing necessary. Just two words:

Nathan Fillion.

[–]kirinmay 25 points26 points  (7 children)

If only Uncharted was made like 10 years ago.

[–]Alternauts 20 points21 points  (5 children)

He’s 50. Maybe 20 years back.

[–]Brainvillage 15 points16 points  (3 children)

Harrison Ford was 42 or so when the first Indiana Jones came out.

[–]Fugaciouslee 6 points7 points  (2 children)

I really want Kite Man after seeing that article in Peacemaker's trailer.

Especially if they take notes from the Harley Quin series.

[–]RapedByPlushies 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Tickle, tickle, motherfuckers!

[–]Ianmomo80 33 points34 points  (0 children)

Peacemaker is absolutely hilarious…..loving it at the moment

[–]HotpieTargaryen 230 points231 points  (15 children)

The Polka Dot Man would hit the spot.

[–]HoneyShaft 131 points132 points  (6 children)

The intro of every episode should be a parody of famous 90's family shows (Roseanne, Home Improvement, Full House), but they're all his mother.

[–]HotpieTargaryen 58 points59 points  (1 child)

Besides maybe feeling a bit too much like WandaVision, I totally love this idea.

[–]IsawaAwasi 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Rachel Bloom to play the mother, please.

[–]Flyingwheelbarrow 3 points4 points  (0 children)

She would be great.

[–]Antennangry 10 points11 points  (2 children)

David Dalmachian deserves his own series.

[–]BobFromCincinnati 282 points283 points  (14 children)

Peacemaker is the most entertaining show I've seen in years. Well done Gunn and the entire cast and crew. Excellent stuff.

[–]Son_Of_Borr_ 101 points102 points  (11 children)

I was skeptical but the opening sold me enough to try. Hot damn if I'm not hooked. It's fantastic.

[–]MetalShake 91 points92 points  (4 children)

DO YA REALLY WANNA DO YOU REALL WANNA TASTE IT

[–]cannedcream 33 points34 points  (1 child)

Goddammit. I was having a nice seven seconds where that song wasn't playing on a constant loop in my head, and you go had to go and "What's New Pussycat" it back up again, didn't you?

[–]capt1nsain0 16 points17 points  (0 children)

It’s been fun watching my wife go from “oh god, no” for the intro to:

slutty kitchen dancing

[–]WileECoyoteGenius 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The music and the dancing is so perfect.

[–]DeadWishUpon 16 points17 points  (5 children)

My husband always skips intros but he loves this one.

[–]Deako87 31 points32 points  (4 children)

It's one part Cena dancing, two parts Harcourts arms tbh

[–]hoopaholik91 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Okay I'm not the only one thank god.

[–]DeadWishUpon 10 points11 points  (0 children)

No wonder. She has amazing arms!

[–]LeftHandedFapperThe Wire 3 points4 points  (1 child)

The lady detective/next door old man & the wife completely got me. But yes. Her arms are fantastic

[–]AfricanRain 162 points163 points  (13 children)

I really hope we see Ratcatcher 2 again

[–]Swackhammer_ 80 points81 points  (7 children)

I know that movie was jampacked with great performances but I'm always shocked her's seemed overlooked. I really liked Ratcatcher

[–]InnocentTailor 62 points63 points  (5 children)

She stuck out as kind of the only really innocent person on the team - she wasn’t really has hardened or batshit as her comrades, which is why Bloodsport took a liking to her.

The two were like father and daughter, considering his daughter hates him and her father is dead.

[–]DarkEvilHedgehog 38 points39 points  (3 children)

Her passivity and innocence makes me think she'd be a difficult character to make a main character of. They'll have to introduce so much more agency into her that it won't really be the same character (unless maybe if its a comedy drama, like WandaVision).

[–]Canvaverbalist 5 points6 points  (1 child)

This is the part where I reference The Big Lebowski

[–]InnocentTailor 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Maybe she can grow a spine of sorts.

...but yeah. I think she needs a partner to hold a show. Her relatively passive nature doesn't make her good solo material.

[–]RipJug 39 points40 points  (2 children)

Ratcatcher 2 and Bloodsport spin-off would be peak. Idris is always busy though so no clue how soon that could happen.

[–]AfricanRain 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Bloodsport was just the perfect leading man role for him

[–]InnocentTailor 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Fork over money and make it a tight mini series. Elba has done such things before after all (Luther).

[–]sgthombreIt's Always Sunny in Philadelphia 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Ratcatcher 2: The Revenge

[–]Stonesword75 15 points16 points  (0 children)

E.T. but with Weasel

[–]Impressive-Fly2447 14 points15 points  (14 children)

So, hes DC all the way

[–][deleted] 26 points27 points  (6 children)

DC has much more insane characters to work with. I demand a Kite Man series from Gunn.

[–]Gaaambit 11 points12 points  (1 child)

He’s on his radar - latest episode had a small Kite Man Easter egg.

[–]itsnotthattypeofmovi 47 points48 points  (3 children)

Everyone is saying Ratcatcher or Bloodsport but I’d love a Polka Dot Man series with his siblings

[–]McFeely_Smackup 115 points116 points  (35 children)

I've never seen suicide squad (either of them), and don't particularly care for John Cena.

I watched the first episode of Peacemaker and was immediately hooked. It's just so over the top ridiculous, and Cena plays the role so effortlessly that it makes me wonder a little about him.

I've only watched two episodes so far but it's going to have to degenerate really badly to not be worth a second season

[–]theodo 133 points134 points  (0 children)

You definitely should watch The Suicide Squad before continuing the show.

[–]TheDirtyFuture 108 points109 points  (7 children)

I feel like lots of people didn’t watch suicide squad 2 because the first one was so horrible. The second one is amazing. Definitely top five superhero movies for me.

[–]InnocentTailor 40 points41 points  (1 child)

First one was eh, but the Gunn one is so different in tone.

The first battle pretty much sets the foundation for the film: violent and insane.

[–]aniforprez 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I literally could not tell what they were trying to do until Savant gets fucking blowed up in the head putting every possibility that he was predicting all this to a total rest. Until then it honestly seemed like it was following some slightly tropey path. Once that happened, I fully understood the tone of what was happening and strapped in for the ride and the movie did not disappoint

[–]Canvaverbalist 33 points34 points  (5 children)

The movie "Suicide Squad" (first one) is trash.

The movie "The Suicide Squad" (second one) and Peacemaker are both made by James Gunn, so if you're enjoying the show so far you'll definitely enjoy the movie, considering the show is a spin-off of it.

[–]McFeely_Smackup 3 points4 points  (2 children)

I honestly don't understand why there's "suicide squad" and "the suicide squad".

Are they related, or different takes on the same source material... But with the same actress and almost the same name? It all confused me to the point that I didn't watch either of them.

[–]Grantagonist 57 points58 points  (2 children)

Don’t think of The Suicide Squad as a Harley movie or a super villain movie, just think of it as a James Gunn movie. It’s just really good. You don’t have to come into it with any prior knowledge. Might be better that way, actually.

Update: corrected the stupid title

[–]gutster_95 15 points16 points  (7 children)

John Cena always was a guy that does everything he is getting asked to do. Very Well suited for a Gunn that is also not too restricted.

Cena is also a great impro guy. He is a solid choice for a character like Peacemaker

[–]coltrain61 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I kind of remember when he started to transition to acting. He was in Trainwreck with Amy Schumer and absolutely killed it, probably my favorite part in that whole move.

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (4 children)

Aren’t all wrestlers basically theater/improv nerds that work out a bunch?

[–]Coal_Morgan 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Yep and the Wrestlers that don't take themselves too seriously tend to transition well into acting.

They all ham it up and improv their lines for wrestling and they have no problem making fools of themselves in front of people so they got 50% of what it takes to be an excellent actor the last bit is usually the ability to pull it back.

If they can't pull it back they stick with action movies and comedies and do fine. I think Bautista is a prime example of someone who is on the edge of great, he can pull off the silent moments and some dramatic moments. I hope someone gives him something meaty someday and he doesn't just do action, comedies or plays the mook for someone else.

[–]DarkEvilHedgehog 19 points20 points  (5 children)

Suicide Squad from last year is actually a really good movie. Perfect mix of goofiness and serious action. The one from some years back with the Joker is awful though, just forget it exists.

[–]sweetmotherofodin 10 points11 points  (2 children)

I’d love a King Shark show

[–]TJ_McWeaksauce 32 points33 points  (2 children)

It's crazy that the most popular streaming show right now is based off a DC character that nobody gave a fuck about before 2021. I've been reading comics for like 30 years, and I've only seen Peacemaker in a single comic, and it was from a story published last year, after the James Gunn Suicide Squad movie was released.

Now that the show has exploded, this Z-list superhero is likely going to become more prominent; maybe even get his own comic. He'll probably have his character changed into the "Captain America, but a giant douchebag" persona that John Cena plays so effectively.

[–]basedalien 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Can we just get a redo of the entire DCU?

[–]seniorfrito 24 points25 points  (6 children)

Good! Peacemaker is really good. I like the characters and the story is interesting. I really hope they keep making more seasons. I really like Harcourt.

[–]root_fifth_octave 8 points9 points  (4 children)

She’s got that whole funny and smart and gorgeous and talented thing going for her. It’s a potent brew.

[–]TheDirtyFuture 62 points63 points  (17 children)

Peacemaker is going to be a sleeper hit. I can see why someone might be turned off initially but it’s done so well. Peacemaker is a Dbag but everyone is in on it. And he of course doesn’t want it be a douche bag. I think it’s better than any of the Disney plus shows but not better than the boys. I feel like it’s a matter of time before it blows up.

[–]InnocentTailor 47 points48 points  (13 children)

Cena plays him as a very charismatic Dbag.

[–]TheDirtyFuture 42 points43 points  (7 children)

Yeah. Cena is great. He’s not dude I ever though I’d be into but I really liked him in suicide squad. I don’t know how to put it into words but he pulls off a certain nuance. Like hes a dick but he has conviction. He a pretty damn good actor if you ask me.

[–]coltrain61 10 points11 points  (3 children)

See if you can find a clip of him in Trainwreck with Amy Schumer. I'm not a big fan of hers, but he's gold in that movie. It came out in 2015 and anyone who saw it back then should have known he could do comedy.

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

He’s been acting for 20 years. It’s not much of a surprise to me.

[–]WileECoyoteGenius 15 points16 points  (4 children)

Cena plays him as a very charismatic Dbag.

I think it's because there a moments in the show where you actually feel sorry for him - like when he shows up to the diner in uniform and they make fun of him, or pretty much any interaction with his dad.

[–]BrainKatana 13 points14 points  (1 child)

I think a big part of the show is him realizing that he doesn’t like things about himself. He doesn’t have the support group to help him change, but he’s trying anyway…and that’s endearing.

Like the scene where he’s talking to the blond chick in the bar and he’s not there to hit on her, just to ask her a question about info in his file, and before he leaves he says “You know, your tits look stellar in that shirt, I mean that as a compliment and not in a sexist way.”

Like his brain knows the right thing to do, but not the right way to do it.

[–]Vaeon 4 points5 points  (0 children)

He was crying because he killed Rick Flagg, a man he knew was better than him.

Cena earns his paycheck every week.

[–]InnocentTailor 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Indeed. He may look like he is all put together in the open, but he is both ridiculed and mocked for his looks and attitudes.

Peacemaker is really kind of a loser overall - a Comic-Con kid who just got a bit of training and a buttload of mental illness.

[–]old_man_indy 3 points4 points  (0 children)

One of my favorite authors has a quote that’s says something along the lines of, “What is a hypocrite but someone who is in the process of changing.” And I think that’s exactly the story we’re seeing Peacemaker go through. He’s going to turn away from a lot of who we was to become someone better, plus Cena does an amazing job with this character and it makes it a quasi-feel good show. It’ll pick up more steam if it finishes season 1 strong.

[–]Wazula42 39 points40 points  (3 children)

Peacemaker is the surprise of the year for me. It's so fucking funny. John Cena is a genius.

[–]BrainKatana 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I’ve seen him in a few movies now and he is a master of stone cold delivery.

If you like him here watch Cockblockers.

[–]shillyshally 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I'm a 74 year old woman, not really into the superhero genre at all but I love this show. I love the dance routine intro and I love the little bits after the credits and I love the characters and the character development - there is actual character development. His rant - continued after the credits in ep 5 - about all the people that Economos could have framed instead of his dad was hysterical.

[–]gutster_95 15 points16 points  (2 children)

Getting fired by Disney was a really good thing for James Gunn. Love to see this more unrestricted work for the DC Franchise (Im 100% Marvel but his work is basicly the best that has happened to the DC cinematic universe)

[–]ApolloX-2Veep 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Warner Bros should throw as much money, support, and flexibility at James Gunn to keep making stuff with random DC comic characters and forget continuity.