The Peacemaker spin-off series over at HBO Max based on James Gunn’s upcoming The Suicide Squad movie is slowly expanding its cast, with pro-Wrestler turned actor John Cena reprising his role as Peacemaker.
The series is described as an action-adventure comedy, will have eight episodes and is said to explore the origins of Peacemaker, a man who believes in peace at any cost, no matter how many people he has to kill to get to it.
Currently, the cast is made up of Danielle Brooks (Orange Is The New Black) opposite Cena as Leota Adebayo, Robert Patrick (The X-Files) as Auggie Smith and Jennifer Holland (Brightburn) set to reprise her role as Emilia Harcourt from Gunn’s The Suicide Squad movie too.
Now, they’re adding a new member to the team and its none other than Nhut Le (Kroll Show, Stardumb) as Judomaster.
In the comics, Judomaster was a martial art legacy name used by three distinct superheroes: World War II warrior Hadley “Rip” Jagger who first appeared in Charlton Comics in 1965 before the character was sold to DC, the rebooted character in DC’s Justice League Quarterly #14 in 1994 and then finally introduced as Sonia Sato in 2007 Birds of Prey #100.
Gunn shared the news on his Instagram but revealed no other information.
Nhut took to his Instagram to make an announcement too.
“I’m literally shaking with excitement lol I’ve been sitting on this news for a few months now, I can finally officially announce that I will be playing Judomaster in the @jamesgunn directed @hbomax series #peacemaker,” said Nhut in his caption. “Very excited to work with an amazing cast and crew. The writing is phenomenal, hands down the funniest script I’ve ever read.”
Peacemaker started productions in mid-January 2021 and will release on HBO Max after the premiere of The Suicide Squad. The Suicide Squad boasts an 18-character lineup that includes Margot Robbie’s fantabulous Harley Quinn and Sylvester Stallone.
The Suicide Squad is currently scheduled for release on 6 August 2021.