He’s got the looks, the car and the best sidekick ever — all in the name of peace. 

On Tuesday, HBO Max unveiled an exclusive clip of James Gunn‘s new series Peacemaker, and if this scene is anything by which to go, we’re in for a darkly humorous treat. 

Now, the roughly one-minute video shows John Economos (Steve Agee), Leota Adebayo (Danielle Brooks), Emilia Harcourt (Jennifer Holland) and Clemson Murn (Chukwudi Iwuji) waiting for Peacemaker (John Cena) in a diner. They poke fun at him for rolling up in “full cosplay mode,” complete with a bald eagle in the backseat of his car affectionately named “Eagly.” 

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Of course, at the end of The Suicide Squad, Amanda Waller assigns Peacemaker to the aforementioned quartet, and they hint at an upcoming mission in the clip. Economos argues that Peacemaker’s bright outfit isn’t conducive to “lurking in the shadows.” 

“People see this uniform; it strikes fear in their hearts,” retorts Peacemaker. 

Then, the group teases Peacemaker’s ability to name animals and people. But it’s okay — he knows they’re just jealous he has a pet bald eagle. 

Personally, I’m excited about this show. James Gunn proves time and time again that he’s a consistently funny and poignant writer, and I’ve no doubt he’ll gift us with one hell of a ride. 

Gunn wrote all eight episodes of Peacemaker and directed most of them along with Brad Anderson. The series stars John Cena, Danielle Brooks, Steve Agee, Chukwudi Iwuji, Jennifer Holland, Christopher HeyerdahlNhut LeFreddie Stroma and Robert Patrick

Dive into the origins of a DC superhero when Peacemaker hits HBO Max in January 2022. 

How stoked are you about Peacemaker? Sound off in the comments below!

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