The first trailer for James Gunn’s “The Suicide Squad” has been released, featuring John Cena in the role of The Peacemaker.
If the dialogue that made the trailer is any indication how raunchy the film will be, fans are in for a treat.
“If this whole beach was completely covered in dicks, and somebody said I had to eat every dick until the beach was clean, for liberty, I would say no problemo.” — John Cena (as The Peacemaker)
The film is set to premiere on HBO Max and in theatres on August 6; check out the new red band trailer for the film below:
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In February, Cena spoke with Forbes and said he’d normally find a way to be at WrestleMania but this time it’s completely out of his hands, citing the travel restrictions in place in Canada due to COVID-19.
“Every other year except for this year has been completely within my realm,” said Cena. “If this were normal times, I would 100% be there. I’d find a way to contribute somehow. I’ve sat in the crowd as a fan. I’ll do whatever the event asks me to because it means that much to me, and WWE means that much to me, but I’m in Vancouver shooting Peacemaker for HBO Max. It’s a spinoff series based on my character from Suicide Squad, Peacemaker.”
“It’s an unbelievable opportunity, James Gunn has written the whole thing, he’s directing a bunch of the episodes. This is something that I’m inspired to do. Because of the quarantine law, if I were to fly to the states for Sunday on WrestleMania—which is totally possible—the complications arrive when I come back to Canada. Because then I would have to quarantine for 14 days and that puts production back more than two weeks, which costs a boatload of money, and that would be super, super, super selfish of me.”
Cena later added that if things were to normalize a bit and the travel restrictions were lifted, he’d be open to it, but he maintains that it’s currently a logistical impossibility.
“I can’t do that to Warner, I can’t do that to DC, I can’t do that to James, I can’t do that to the Suicide Squad. It’s just not fair.”