PEACEMAKER Season 2 Takes Place After SUPERMAN, Season 1 Not DCU Canon

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 the movie now filming. 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 and contents of the season.

Peacemaker Season 2 Is a Priority for James Gunn

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. 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.

Gunn additionally noted on Threads, “Yes, we’ll be shooting Superman & Peacemaker simultaneously; yes, I’ve written all the episodes; but, no, in the interest of getting the show out there I won’t be able to direct them all (only some); & yes, Waller’s still happening & Jeremy & Christal are hard at work writing great stuff, but the schedule was impacted by the strikes so it’ll come after Peacemaker.”

The Latest Updates on Peacemaker Season 2

Peacemaker season two gets a DCU update from James Gunn, creator's next project. Peacemaker flexing his muscles.

Most recently, Gunn teased more about the season. He shared 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.

One thing we do know, though, is that Peacemaker season two will take place after Superman on the DC timeline and the events of Superman will impact the plot and happenings of the season. Gunn noted on Threads, “Answering this again to be clear: Peacemaker Season 2 will take place after the events in Superman.” And then replied a firm “Yes.” when asked, “Is that important? Meaning events in Superman will have an impact on Peacemaker S2?” Gunn additionally noted that “Season one isn’t canon” but that season two is “full DCU”

Recently, Gunn was working on episode eight of the series’ second season. Season one, of course, had eight episodes total, so this might just be the finale. We now know Gunn has finished writing the season. But we’re still 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.

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