James Gunn successfully wrapped the first season of Peacemaker and it ended with a pretty surprising cameo. But according to Gunn, there was a lot of unused leftovers from this scene.
Spoiler warning for the first season of Peacemaker below.
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A fun cameo scene connected Peacemaker to the wider DC Universe when some of the Justice League’s biggest hitters showed up in the John Cena-starring DC vehicle. While this included Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and The Flash, only Jason Momoa and Ezra Miller actually appeared in person.
And while the two were used to great comedic effect, Gunn says Miller riffed the scene and produced nearly 20 minutes worth of material.
“I have tons of stuff I didn’t use,” Gunn tells Total Film. “Ezra went on — and I’m not kidding — for 16 minutes about Aquaman having sex with fish. It was really funny.”
During the scene, the Justice League shows up to save the world, but Cena’s Peacemaker has already finished the job. Peacemaker then tells Aquaman to, uh, go back to the fishes which Aquaman angrily says is just a rumor.
Miller’s The Flash says otherwise, however.
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“It was done through pure force of will on my part, or really pushing it to happen,” Gunn says of the scene. Luckily Gunn also says the next season will keep Peacemaker connected to the DCEU through the movies and other HBO Max shows.
Check out IGN’s review of Peacemaker for our take on one of the most surprising, and fun, outings in the DC universe.
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s News Editor. You can reach him @lawoftd.