Unless peacemakerJames Gunn never wrote any scripted television. In fact, he’s not even sure he would have read a TV script before writing himself in an effort to keep himself busy during the early days of the pandemic. As a big TV fan, Gunn decided to take inspiration from some of her favorite television shows and apply those features peacemaker, The suicide squad Spinoff centered on John Cena’s Christopher “Peacemaker” Smith. One of the series that Gunn cites as an influence on his HBO Max show is that of Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould. breaking bad prequel/sequel, better call Saul, starring Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill / Saul Goodman.
“It’s the ability to take your time in storytelling,” Gunn tells WebMD. Hollywood Reporter, “Saul and Chris are both sad characters who are really good at one thing and then really bad at a lot of other things. So I think it’s really just taking that incredibly smart dialogue, which that’s the relaxed nature of grounded life and then mixing it up with other things that I wanted to do with the show. But I love better call Saul, I think this is one of the best shows on TV, if not the best. ,
Gunn also points out the key difference between his feature script and teleplay.
“I took what I know from scriptwriting and let things play out a little more. It’s really the only thing,” Gunn explains. “You can’t tell the story of Harcourt (Jennifer Holland) and the Peacemaker in one movie. It’s so weird where they start, where they go and where they end.” So it’s just a more complicated relationship, and you need to cut and dry things out more in a two-hour movie.
Recently in conversation heart, Gunn also discusses that moment suicide squad Where he knew he wanted to delve deeper into Cena’s Peacemaker character. He also updates the status of the long-awaited Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,
Once I saw John’s incredible reaction to Rick Flag’s shot (Joel Kinnaman) “Peacemaker, what a joke” line, I knew Flagg’s last words would upset Chris (Cena) and he peacemaker Find out their ripple effect. So was John’s performance at the time one of the deciding factors in you doing the show?
I would say yes, but more than that, it was a scene with him and the Ratcatcher [Daniela Melchior], I shot it first. And there’s a moment where he’s about to kill her and we see something in his eyes that is unbelievable sadness and regret. I don’t even know if the peacemaker was going to kill him at that moment, but looking at John at that moment made me think, “This actor has so much more to do than I knew.” We know he is a great comedian; we saw him train accident, blockers And Shaft, But he’s also an incredibly talented dramatic actor and I knew there was a vulnerability for John Cena that I would be able to help out and present to the world. So that was definitely part of the driving force in telling this story.
You mentioned on twitter recently that better call Saul was one of ‘peacemaker’Effects of…
And I think it was more than just Chris’s fondness for Hummel idols.
so were you attributing it peacemaker,complicated family material for Saul, ie fraternal relations?
I think it’s more in terms of moments peacemaker Where we’re sitting with our main characters in a restaurant, Fennel Fields and they’re talking. This is the ability to take your time in storytelling. Saul and Chris are both kind of sad characters who are really good at one thing and then really bad at many other things. So I think it’s really just taking that incredibly smart dialogue, that relaxed nature of grounded life and then mixing it in with other things that I wanted to do with the show. but I love better call Saul, I think this is one of the best shows on TV, if not the best.
There is a cameo in the first episode which I will not name. Due to the pandemic and the location of the show’s filming in Vancouver, did the person zoom in from their home?
,Laugh.) No, we shot it in Los Angeles.
You haven’t done much scripted television in your career…
So have you referred to a show and their script as a guide to structure or anything like that?
No, I watch a lot of TV right now. ,Laugh.) I watch TV more than movies; That’s how I calm down. I took what I know from screenwriting and let things play out a bit more. That’s really the only thing. I let the dramatic moments play out more. I let the moments of humor play more. I let the action sequences go on for a while. And I let the relationships get a little more complicated. You can’t tell the story of Harcourt (Jennifer Holland) and the Peacemaker in a movie. It is very strange where they start, where they go and where they end. They’re not really a love affair – at least not from his point of view. but they are not No that either. So it’s just a more complicated relationship, and you need to cut and dry things out more in a two-hour movie. so i didn’t [reference any scripts], I’ve never read a teleplay in my life – that’s all I remember. ,Laugh,
Despite the fact that King Shark’s CG gave you many sleepless nights suicide squad, you couldn’t resist taking on another CG character in Eagle. Was it less painful to acquire than a King Shark?
Yes! ,Laugh.) The King Shark was very difficult to fix, and it went through several different iterations. But the eagle is an eagle, so we went to weta [Digital], who did much of the King Shark, and [visual effects supervisor] Guy Williams, Who I’ve Worked With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, suicide squad and now Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, They already had a hawk, so we started from there and then made our own hawk out of it.
James Gunn’s Harley Quinn film and peacemaker Season two. When do we start production?
,Laugh.) Okay, we’ll have to see. I guess I’ll just collapse after a while parent 3, I’m getting worse. I have been quite a fanatic for the last few years so we will have to see what happens next. but i want to peacemaker Season two so we’ll see what happens.
How far is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, How many percent?
We’re about 20 percent, probably. something like that.
Chris has an elaborate target practice with Vigilante (Freddie Stroma) in the woods, which he’s probably done several times over the years. With this backstory in mind, was that sequence included partly to show how the Peacemaker was able to go toe-to-toe with Bloodsport (Idris Elba) in the beginning suicide squad,
I grew up in Missouri, and when I was a little kid, I blew up a lot of stuff, man. We flew a lot. We set fire to many things. We pointed guns. We fired fireworks at each other. We used to start with bottle rockets and then move on to bigger bottle rockets. One of us would be on fire and screaming, and then everyone else would be laughing. And then someone would put out the fire and then start laughing. And then we have to go to our mothers house and explain this stuff. So this was purely my superhero representation of what I did as a kid in the Missouri woods.
The “Die Beard” gag involving John Economos (Steve Edge) is hilarious, especially its quiet development from episode to episode. Is Aggie thrilled that you included that bit?
,Laugh.) I guess Steve Edge wasn’t entirely thrilled about having a dyed beard. He had to shave for everyone suicide squad, I think it made it a little easier what we were doing peacemaker In times of covid, so he couldn’t really go anywhere anyway. But again for a TV show he had to sport a horrible, ugly colored beard that might not have been his favorite thing in the world. And if we do a second season, we have to think about that. But I think Steve was really happy to do this role. It gave him a lot to do, and once you watch episode eight, we’ll learn a little more about Economos and see Steve Ag doing things he’s never done before, which is great. He’s one of my best friends, and that’s one of the great things about peacemaker was able to do this with him and jenny [Holland] And John and the people who were near me. And now, Danielle [Brooks] and missed[wudi] The Ivuji have become equally close. So it’s been a good situation.
peacemaker,The first three episodes of the series premiere on January 13 on HBO Max.