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It looks like those other two heroes WERE originally set for the Peacemaker finale after all

February 21st, 2022 by Marc Comments


One of the biggest surprises of the last few months was just how damned good James Gunn’s Peacemaker series was.

Picking up with John Cena’s Peacemaker character as he was first introduced in The Suicide Squad, the series was an absolute delight from start to finish and was a big hit for HBO Max.

And one of the biggest surprise in this surprise was the finale which saw an appearance by most of the Justice League.

The scene saw Peacemaker and the team meeting the League who were late to a call to save the world. The team was made up of Wonder Woman, Superman, Aquaman and Flash and even had Jason Momoa and Ezra Miller back as the later duo.

However, there was a few noticable absences in the form of Ban Affleck’s Batman and Ray Fisher’s Batman. Also, it was noticed by fans that neither Gal Gadot nor Henry Cavill played Superman or Wonder Woman.

However, it seems that at one stage Batman and Cyborg were to be included.

Actor Matt Turner took to Instagram to share an image of him wearing Affleck’s Justice League suit whihc he was originally meant to wear in the finale:

The actor wrote: “After that epic #peacemaker finale I can finally post this. Sadly I(& Cyborg) were cut from the final edit. Why? Only @jamesgunn & @warnerbrosentertainment know that. While it’s disappointing to be scrubbed out, this was still a blast, and a dream come true to wear the suit!!! Big thanks to everyone involved!!”

So, yes, he has confirmed that Batman and Cyborg were to appear.

Now, we know that Affleck has filmed his last scene as Batman which we’ll see in The Flash later this year. We also know that Ray Fisher is currently in legal wranglings with Warner Bros and Joss Whedon over his treatment during the filming of Justice League, so this likely to explain why neither were seen in the scene.

Interestingly, we recently reported that we are hearing Cavill’s Superman is still set to return to the DCEU in the near future (here), so it seems that Superman appearing in the scene means that he is still part of the main Justice League lineup.

Actors Brad Abramenko and Kimberly Vonilberg posted the below images on social media of them doubling for Cavill and Gadot (continues after images):

So, it seems that, yes, Gunn wanted the whole League to appear and while Cyborg and Batman are – for now – out, it looks like Cavill’s Superman is still flying high. Does this prove we’ll see him in Black Adam and The Flash? Well, no, but it certainly seems like he’s coming back…

Let me know your thoughts on all this cool stuff, guys,

Peacemaker is an upcoming HBO Max action-comedy series based on the DC Comics villain of the same name. The series is produced by DC Entertainment and Troll Court Entertainment. It is a spin-off/sequel to The Suicide Squad and the first television series in the DC Extended Universe. It is set to premiere on January 14th, 2022. 

Peacemaker is a live-action series that follows Christopher Smith AKA Peacemaker, an extremist murderer who believes he’s on a quest for peace, killing anyone and everyone to achieve his ultimate goal. #Peacemaker


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….