James Gunn’s Peacemaker series debuted to rave reviews on HBO Max last month. This article contains spoilers for the finale episode of Peacemaker. The season finale saw four members of the Justice League appear after the battle against the Butterflies, with Aquaman and The Flash being played by Jason Momoa and Ezra Miller respectively. Superman and Wonder Woman were also there but stayed in shadows as the characters were played by stunt doubles. However, conspicuous by their absence were Ben Affleck’s Batman and Ray Fisher’s Cyborg. Now, it seems that Batman and Cyborg were originally part of the Peacemaker story, but their scenes were cut from the final version of the episode. The revelation was made by actor Matt Turner, who shared pictures of himself in a DC Extended Universe Batman costume on social media.
Matt Turner’s post, complete with the caption, share a lot of information about his casting in the Peacemaker finale. See what he has to say about his role as Batman in the post below.
It’s worth noting that there has been no official confirmation that Turner’s post about the Peacemaker season finale is accurate. However, he does seem to be in the same dressing rooms used by Wonder Woman’s stunt double. Check out the images below:
Although James Gunn said there was a reason for the pair being omitted from Peacemaker, he never divulged exactly what that was. But in an interview with Variety, he hinted it might have to do with the future of the franchise. Ray Fisher’s ongoing feud with Warner Bros may have been a reason for his absence. While the uncertainty of Batman’s future in the current DCEU film franchise may have contributed to the Dark Knight being cut from the show.
Described as a “douchey Captain America” who will do anything to achieve peace, Peacemaker is one of the newest additions to the DC Extended Universe. The series is written and produced by Gunn who also took on directing duties for five of the eight episodes. Set after The Suicide Squad, the story explores the origins of the character. John Cena stars as the anti-hero, along with Danielle Brooks, Freddie Stroma, Chukwudi Iwuji, Jennifer Holland, Steve Agee, and Robert Patrick.
After Peacemaker premiered James Gunn was uncertain about the show’s future, saying he wanted to take a break after a busy few years. He did not formally agree to a second season until he had worked out the overall character arcs. In February, HBO Max officially announced the second season with Gunn set to write and direct all episodes. Speaking to Deadline, the director said the second season of Peacemaker would explore the repercussions, good and bad, of the first season’s events.
Before Peacemaker season two, James Gunn’s next big project will see him head back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Plot details for the third installment in the franchise are being kept firmly under wraps for the foreseeable future. However, we do know that familiar cast members Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan, and Pom Klementieff are expected to return, along with newcomer Will Poulter. The film will hit theaters on May 5, 2023.