PEACEMAKER Season 2 Is James Gunn’s Next Project After SUPERMAN

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There has been a flurry of recent activity in the world of DC. First, James Gunn and Peter Safran took over the cinematic DC Universe and announced an ambitious slate of projects. Next, work on Superman: Legacy began right away, with casting in progress and the script itself completed. But ardent fans of James Gunn’s hit show Peacemaker have been eagerly anticipating news of the project’s second season. Of course, Peacemaker was mentioned briefly in the announcement of DC’s slate. But it did not receive a coherent update about the status of its second season. Happily, James Gunn recently shared more about the status of the series on the Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum podcast. Here’s what Gunn had to say about Peacemaker season two and when fans could expect forward motion on the show, plus his latest updates on the status of the season.

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Rosenbaum asks Gunn about Peacemaker season two at the 1:16:20 mark. He questions, “Is Peacemaker really coming back, or is there just no time for it?” To which Gunn replied straight away, “No, Peacemaker‘s coming back right after Superman. That’s my next thing.” Gunn adds, “I’ll go straight from Superman to Peacemaker.”

Of course, there are no present dates on the timeline, at least no public ones. We know Superman: Legacy is currently slated to release on July 11, 2025. But we don’t know exactly when the movie will be in a place such that Gunn can move on to Peacemaker season two. We’d bet that would put the second season of Peacemaker into 2026, with a smidge of hope it could release in 2025. Still, there’s an urgency in which Gunn suggests he’ll head from Superman to Peacemaker that makes it feel like the series is definitely a priority on Gunn’s full dance card.

Peacemaker season two gets a DCU update from James Gunn, creator's next project. Peacemaker flexing his muscles.
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Most recently, Gunn revealed that he was indeed working on writing the season. He teased on Threads that fan-favorite character Eagly would definitely return. Gunn even shared and that he was currently being written into episodes. Additionally, Gunn noted that Peacemaker would not be coming back as a brand new show “because it’s my favorite thing to do, it’s the biggest original Max show ever, and I have a way in. It won’t be confusing.” But whether shifting the show into the DCU continuity will entail small shifts or big changes, fans will have to wait and see. For now, Gunn is working on episode eight of the series’ second season. Season one, of course, had eight episodes total, so this might just be the finale. But we’re not sure how many episodes season two of Peacemaker will last.

Of course, everything Superman will have to come first. But hopefully, we’ll start to hear more about Peacemaker season two sooner rather than later. It really is hard to believe that Peacemaker has only had one season to date. With any luck, though, we’ll see a second season and many more.

Originally published on June 14, 2023.