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lives up to its name and most of the cast is killed on a suicide mission. But a character from the DC comics gets a second chance in the new movie’s post-credits scene.
This new Suicide Squad 2021 sequel / reboot is a rugged, side-split, and surprisingly clever supervillain game.. When the smoke clears, let’s see how the film’s climactic scene sets the next , which film director James Gunn and star John Cena will bring to streaming service HBO Max in 2022.
Technically, two characters unexpectedly survive the movie’s carnage. After the last survivors of Task Force X complete their mission, the CG Weasel creature reaches the blood-soaked beach and ventures into the jungle. But technically that’s just the end of the movie, not a post-credits scene. Once the titles appear, there is a mid-credits scene that explains how Cena’s character, Peacemaker, survived Bloodsport’s “smallest bullet.”
The last time we saw the jingoistic peacemaker, he had just killed Rick Flagg with a piece of toilet and engaged Idris Elba’s Bloodsport in a shootout. Bloodsport emerged from the victor, but Peacemaker ended up in the hospital instead of the morgue. That sets up an ongoing adventure for the character in a series written and (in part) directed by Gunn, which will premiere inin January 2022.
Outside his hospital room, two members of the back room staff from Task Force X come to visit him. John Economos isn’t happy with what he sees as punishment for rebelling against his boss, Amanda Waller, in cold blood, but his colleague Emilia Harcourt is more enthusiastic. She sees an opportunity to “save the damn world …”
Which brings us to the Peacemaker TV series. John and Emilia, played by Steve Agee and Jennifer Holland, will be among the cast in the series. Danielle Brooks, Robert Patrick, Freddie Stroma, and Chukwudi Iwuji also want to star alongside Cena. Stroma is set to play the character from the DC comics Vigilante, also known as Adrian Chase.
The plot isn’t clear at this point, but the middle credits scene opens it up. If Peacemaker had died, the show would have had to be a prequel. Instead, Peacemaker’s story can continue as she struggles with the doubts and torment that can arise after killing Flag.
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