John Cena is covered in fake blood from head to toe as he walks the Vancouver set of the upcoming DC Comics-based Peacemaker series.
John Cena took a solo walk on the Vancouver set of the upcoming DC Comics-based Peacemaker series on Thursday.
The 44-year-old actor was covered in fake blood and made a peace sign as he walked around the production area of the upcoming show.
The project is based on the character of the same name and serves as a spin-off of the soon-to-be released superhero feature, The Suicide Squad.
Just another day on set: John Cena was covered in fake blood from head to toe as he walked the production area of the upcoming HBO series Max Peacemaker on Thursday
Cena showed off her massive arms chiseled into a form-fitting red spandex top that sported her character’s badge across her chest.
The professional wrestler tucked his top into tan pants which also bore the aftermath of what appeared to be a very intense fight scene.
The F9 actor tucked his pants down into a set of high-top black boots, both covered in more than a little fake blood.
He notably wore a black face cover to protect himself from COVID-19 as he walked around the set of the upcoming series.
Ready to go: Cena showed off her massive arms chiseled into a form-fitting red spandex top that sported her character’s badge across her chest
Development on the project began in 2020 when series creator James Gunn was working on The Suicide Squad during his quarantine period.
The 54-year-old filmmaker then began writing Peacemaker to distract himself from his other work before being approached to potentially create a show after production on the film ended.
Gunn and James Safran, who had previously worked on several DC Comics-based films, are both executive producers on the project.
The former will also direct five of the show’s eight episodes and wrote all of their scripts.
Pet Project: Series creator James Gunn started working on Peacemaker out of boredom during his quarantine period; he is pictured in 2017
Cena signed the series in September of last year and also retained co-executive producer credit for the series.
Other artists slated to appear on the show include Danielle Brooks, Freddie Stroma and Steve Agee, who is reprising his role as John Economos from The Suicide Squad.
Peacemaker will center on the origins of the eponymous character, who straddles the line between being a superhero and a villain.
Physical production for the series began last January, with filming taking place primarily in Vancouver, and is currently slated to end later this month.
The superhero-based show is currently set to debut on streaming service HBO Max next January.
Seriously involved: Cena signed the series last year and is also one of the project’s executive co-producers
Storyline: The show will focus on the origins of the eponymous character as he learns to straddle the line between being a superhero and a villain
Gunn spoke about Cena’s character during an interview with Empire, where he noted that the show would be centered on an individual with a very clear moral compass.
He said: “Peacemaker has a clear set of ideals that I find really interesting. You know, “I want peace no matter how many men, women and children I have to kill to get it.
The Guardians of the Galaxy director also noted that while working on the program he visibly saw how his main man was able to express this division of responsibilities very clearly.
“It sounds absurd, but it also makes a lot of sense. And you see in John’s performance how bad he feels – something that I thought was the seed for an entire eight-episode show, ”he remarked.
Spreading the word: During an interview with Empire, Gunn mentioned that Peacemaker had a “clear set of ideals” and that Cena was able to visually present very well.