Peacemaker For Suicide Squad Spinoff – A new Vigilante has been assigned to Peacemaker. In HBO Max’s spinoff of James Gunn’s Suicide Squad movie starring John Cena, Freddie Stroma, who played Prince Friedrich in Netflix’s Bridgerton, has replaced Chris Conrad. Stroma, who previously acts in Netflix’s The Crew, will portray Vigilante, also known as Adrian Chase, a hand-to-hand warrior, a master of the lariat, and a skilled marksman. He was a New York City DA who, as he alter ego, pursued justice in his own manner after his wife and children were murdered by mobsters. The vigilante can also repair and renew his body swiftly after catastrophic traumas like stabbings or gunshot wounds.
Conrad was originally cast to portray the role, but owing to creative disagreements, he is departing amicably. Last year, Peacemaker received an eight-episode straight-to-series order, with The Suicide Squad filmmaker scripting all of the episodes and directing a few of them. The miniseries will go into the roots of the character John Cena portrays in the next film in 2021. The series’ executive producers are Gunn, The Suicide Squad producer Peter Safran, and Matt Miller, with Cena serving as a co-executive producer. Gunn’s Troll Court Entertainment and The Safran Company will produce Peacemaker in collaboration with Warner Bros. Television.
The TV series, which is set to premiere in early 2022, will expand on the universe that Gunn is constructing for the feature picture, which will be released in theatres on August 6, 2021, by Warner Bros. Pictures.
In the UK, Stroma is represented by Industry Entertainment, Gersh, and Waring & McKenna.