Following the recent cancellation of Batgirl, James Gunn has reassured Peacemaker supporters.
The director of The Suicide Squad said, "Yes, guys, calm down."
Concerns from fans are understandable given the Batgirl controversy. This week, Warner Bros put an end to the film by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah as it was announced that it would not be released on HBO Max as planned.
The company stated that the decision had nothing to do with the cast, lauding the performance of protagonist Leslie Grace, but was rather part of a "strategic shift."
According to reports, Discovery, Warner Bros Pictures' new corporate owner, is planning further event films for DC. But Batgirl, who had a budget of $90 million, will not switch to a cinema release.
Brendan Fraser and JK Simmons starred alongside Grace, and Michael Keaton returned as the OG Batman.
While Batgirl supporters, the cast and crew are displeased by the decision, Peacemaker lovers can at least breathe a sigh of relief. With Cena reprising the role of the eponymous antihero, the series is expected to premiere a second season in 2023.
"To have something we all love so much be loved by the audience in turn has been a fantastic experience," Gunn said when the series was officially renewed for a second round in February this year.
"I can't wait for people to see where Team Peacemaker goes in season two," says the author.
The Suicide Squad is now available on DVD and Blu-ray. Season 1 of Peacemaker is available on HBO Max in the United States and airs on Sky and NOW in the United Kingdom.