Peacemaker (John Cena) is not happy Economos (Steve Agee) framed his father (Robert Patrick) for the chaos at the apartment. And though a scene confirming that anger in a recent episode of Peacemaker was funny, writer James Gunn offered an extended version of the scene with Smith suggesting other celebrities — living, dead and fictional — who could take the wrap next time:
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) January 28, 2022
The scene is emblematic of Peacemaker‘s surprising strength: its ensemble. Even if Cena and Aglee are driving the scene, the cutaways to Chukwudi Iwuji, Jennifer Holland, Danielle Brooks, and Freddie Stroma amplify the funny. Then again, the humor doesn’t need to be examined too closely as Gunn is pretty good at getting pop culture, character, and the situation to mesh into something like this. Although, apparently, a large part of the list was improvised.
Peacemaker streams Thrusdays on HBO Max.