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'Peacemaker' Puts John Cena Film Character in Topical Light

This image released by HBO Max shows John Cena in a scene from the series "Peacemaker." (HBO Max via AP)
This image released by HBO Max shows John Cena in a scene from the series "Peacemaker." (HBO Max via AP)
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New York (AP) -- In last year's “The Suicide Squad,” John Cena's Peacemaker is a jingoistic, bigoted superhero. Transferring the DC Comics character to a TV series spinoff gave writer-director James Gunn a forum to hold the flawed character to the light in these days of political divide.

Cena, one of the biggest stars of World Wrestling Entertainment, said he was used to playing a loud-mouthed character, with a slight caveat – his wrestling persona was moral.