John Cena Calls Out ‘Peacemaker’ Finale, Backs Controversial ‘Justice League’ Cameo

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Justice League Peacemaker finale

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Peacemaker is one of the most popular streaming series of 2022, and virtually every DC has praised James Gunn for his work. But that Justice League cameo in Peacemaker’s finale caused some controversies, and even John Cena has something to say about it.

Justice League cameo in Peacemaker
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The superhero world is on fire after James Gunn’s Peacemaker finale showcased some friendly banter between the Justice League fans took too seriously.

Following the controversial and explicit banter between Aquaman (Jason Momoa), The Flash (Ezra Miller), and Peacemaker (John Cena), thousands of DC fans are calling for a full-on Warner Brothers DC boycott.

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In the video above, fans immediately noticed the bizarre absence of Batman (Ben Affleck) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) — two of the integral characters from Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021).

Following a toxic social media war between fans, star John Cena has finally broken his silence on the controversial subject:

“It was incredible for many reasons. I think the most important thing is what all the participants did for our show. Peacemaker is a jealous superhero. Well, I don’t know if he’s even a superhero, but he’s jealous. He’s jealous of the other superheroes because of what they have. And he wants that and he doesn’t have it. So he has to bad mouth everybody… Calling The Flash a d-bag, weaving his jokes about Aquaman in there, and talking about Wonder Woman’s desire for him. Everything he says is just indicative of how insecure he is. He wants to be where they are.”

John Cena as Peacemaker
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Showrunner and director James Gunn later revealed that Marvel actually filmed the questionable Flash (Ezra Miller) scene, as Miller’s addition to the Justice League cameo was somewhat last minute:

“And then Ezra I just found out through some common friends liked my movies a lot. And so I asked if he would come in and shoot this scene, and he kindly agreed to do that. Actually, Marvel shot [Ezra] for us, while we’re shooting “Guardians Vol. 3.”

Another look at the Justice League cameo in Peacemaker
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Nonetheless, with the absence of Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) and Henry Cavill (Superman), DC fans were quick to point out that the “retcon” of Zack Snyder’s DCEU was imminent, especially with Ray Fisher’s Cyborg being sidelined and Ben Affleck’s “Batfleck” being saved for The Flash (2022).

Zack Snyder with Ben Affleck as Batman and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman
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Nonetheless, John Cena couldn’t help but have the time of his life-giving Aquaman (Jason Mamoa) a hard time, claiming the half-man, half-fish had a love affair with a sea creature. To which Barry Allen/Flash agreed.

Goodbye, Ray Fisher and Zack Snyder

There’s no apparent reason why Ray Fisher would not have been included in this epic lineup, even if it were just the silhouette of his superhero.

Ben Affleck as Batman (Left), Ray Fisher as Cyborg (middle), and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman (right)
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Reasoning? Reports suggest that Fisher’s blatant calling out of Warner Brothers’ mistreatment of actors of color during director Joss Whedon’s reign of his Justice League (2017) caused the actor to experience intolerable emotional damage.

Ray Fisher called out the mistreatment, and DC reportedly responded by sidelining his character in future projects, including The Flash (2022) and now Peacemaker.

Zack Snyder with Henry Cavill as Superman (right)
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Peacemaker marks the second time since Shazam! (2019) that Henry Cavill’s likeness was used in a DC movie without The Witcher actor actually being there to film.

Warner Bros. is reportedly “retconning” Cavill’s Clark Kent/Superman, causing yet more controversies among fans.

Ray Fisher as Cyborg (far left), Ezra Miller as Flash (left), Ben Affleck as Batman (left middle), Henry Cavill as Superman (right middle), Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman (right), and Jason Momoa as Aquaman (far right)
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Now, time will only tell what the future holds for Zack Snyder and his proposed Justice League II and Justice League III.

More about Peacemaker

After recovering from the injuries he suffered during the events of The Suicide Squad (2021), Christopher Smith / Peacemaker is forced to join the mysterious ARGUS black ops squad “Project Butterfly.” They are on a mission to identify and eliminate parasitic butterfly-like creatures in human form in the United States and around the world.

John Cena as Peacemaker
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John Cena stars as the title character, reprising his role from Gunn’s The Suicide Squad film. Joining Cena in the HBO Max streaming series are Danielle Brooks, Freddie Stroma, Chukwudi Iwuji, Jennifer Holland, Steve Agee, and Robert Patrick.

peacemaker john cena full cast
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Following the critical and streaming acclaim of Peacemaker, Warner Bros. has ordered a second season starring the comic book superhero (really an anti-hero) with series creator James Gunn returning!

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