He’s got the cool costume, the car and the pet — and now, an official teaser trailer! On Saturday, DC FanDome unveiled new footage of HBO Max’s Peacemaker, and we’re all in. 

Here’s the premise for the series, courtesy of Warner Media’s press release

Peacemaker will explore the origins of the character that John Cena first portrayed in James Gunn‘s 2021 film, The Suicide Squad – a compellingly vainglorious man who believes in peace at any cost, no matter how many people he has to kill to get it.

We see Cena’s titular character in action as Murn (Chukwudi Iwuji) assigns him to a special task force, whose objective is to take down the baddies. The teaser introduces us to Emilia Harcourt (Jennifer Holland), Peacemaker’s handler. John Economos (Steve Agee), the tech guy. Lastly, Leota Adebayo (Danielle Brooks), the recruit who bonds with Peacemaker. 

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We also get a glimpse of Freddie Stroma as Adam Chase/Vigilante, and we meet Peacemaker’s father, Auggie Smith (Robert Patrick). Of course, Cena displays his comedic prowess in a handful of hysterical scenes, from his blatantly honest comments to “butt babies.” Yes, you read that correctly. 

As per Gunn’s usual, glam metal punctuates every beat in the teaser, as Wig Wam‘s “Do Ya Wanna Taste It” provides perfect dancing music for Peacemaker. 

Of course, Eagly steals the show, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he outshines Peacemaker in every way. I’m more than ready for this show — honestly, I’d follow Gunn to the ends of the Earth, Marvel or DC.

Peacemaker stars John Cena, Danielle Brooks, Steve Agee, Chukwudi Iwuji, Jennifer Holland, Freddie Stroma and Robert Patrick. James Gunn pens all eight episodes and directs five of them. 

Watch the teaser below, and give peace a f**king chance when the series premieres on Thursday, January 13, on HBO Max.

Are you ready to learn more about butt babies come January? Sound off in the comments!

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