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Peacemaker cast, characters, and actors

DCU series Peacemaker is due for another season, so we have scoured the internet to find out who is in the Peacemaker cast and what else they've been in.

Peacemaker cast

Who is in the Peacemaker cast? In 2021, The Suicide Squad movie was released, wiping clean a muddy slate that had been left over from the first movie back in 2016. With it came a cast of new characters, and a subsequent spin-off TV series about John Cena’s Peacemaker.

The Peacemaker series focuses on the adventures of the violent and jingoistic Christopher Smith (AKA: Peacemaker). James Gunn wrote one of the best TV series while making the best superhero movies in the DCU, The Suicide Squad. But now, as we await the Peacemaker season 2 release date, fans are looking to know more about the cast.

Who is in the Peacemaker cast? Any capes? Other DC villains? Giant starfish monsters? Let’s dig in and find out who Peacemaker is hanging with these days.

The main Peacemaker cast list:

  • John Cena as Peacemaker
  • Danielle Brooks as Leota Adebayo
  • Freddie Stroma as Adrian Chase/Vigilante
  • Chukwudi Iwuji as Clemson Murn/Ik Nobe Lok
  • Jennifer Holland as Emilia Harcourt
  • Steve Agee as John Economos
  • Robert Patrick as August “Auggie” Smith/White Dragon

Peacemaker cast: John Cena as Peacemaker

John Cena as Peacemaker

The big guns. Former WWE superstar and action movies hero John Cena stars as the titular character, who Gunn described as the “world’s biggest douchebag” on the TV’s Top 5 podcast.

Cena started his career in wrestling, and next to The Rock is probably the biggest mainstream household name to come out of it. After he left the ring, Cena starred in action movies — a typical WWE star pipeline — like The Marine, his first starring role.

Following his big break, Cena has largely made a switch to comedic roles, appearing in comedy movies like Blockers, Sisters, and Trainwreck. The actor hasn’t left action behind, though, appearing in the Fast and Furious movies as Dominic Toretto’s brother, Jakob, and Transformers movie, Bumblebee, as a supporting actor.

Peacemaker cast: Danielle Brooks as Leota Adebayo

Danielle Brooks as Leota Adebayo

Danielle Brooks joined the cast as Leota Adebayo, Amanda Waller’s daughter. Leota has differing political views from Peacemaker and serves as a sort of heart for the series due to her friendship with Christopher.

If you recognized her face, you probably weren’t the only one. Brooks was in one of the best Netflix series ever, Orange Is the New Black, after all. The prison drama series was Brooks’ introduction to many TV viewers, but she’s appeared in movies, too.

Brooks was in the drama movie Clemency and the animated movie The Angry Birds Movie and is set to appear in 2023’s The Colour Purple, an upcoming musical adaptation with big names attached.

Peacemaker cast: Freddie Stroma as Vigilante

Freddie Stroma as Adrian Chase/Vigilante

Freddie Stroma is Vigilante, AKA Adrian Chase, a self-proclaimed crime fighter who idolizes Peacemaker. Speaking with Polygon, Gunn described Adrian as “a guy who dresses up in a costume and goes around and kills people he says are doing something wrong … he’s a sociopath, but he’s got this sort of sweet aspect to him.”

Stroma is a National Youth Theater graduate and is best known for his role as Cormac McLaggen in the Harry Potter movies (which he filmed while studying neuroscience), and Adam Cromwell in the underrated drama series Unreal.

Peacemaker cast: Chukwudi Iwuji as Clemson Murn/Ik Nobe Lok

Chukwudi Iwuji as Clemson Murn/Ik Nobe Llok

An original character, Ik Nobe Llok reports to Waller and is the leader of Project Butterfly. Llok, who possessed the mercenary Clemson Murn’s body, is trying to use his form for good. Originally a bad person, Llok took control by trying to stop the rest of the Butterflies.

Iwuji is an accomplished theater actor, but you may recognize him from screen roles such as Barry Jenkins’ drama series The Underground Railroad or as Akoni in John Wick: Chapter 2. Iwuji also has a major role in Guardians of Galaxy Vol 3, where he played one of the best Marvel villains of all time, The High Evolutionary.

Peacemaker cast: Jennifer Holland as Emilia

Jennifer Holland as Emilia Harcourt

Emilia Harcourt is an A.R.G.U.S. agent assigned to Project Butterfly by Waller. Harcourt’s relationship with Peacemaker on the show isn’t strictly romantic, but it’s not not romantic either.

Jennifer Holland, who used her background in competitive gymnastics for Emilia’s many fight scenes, is still in the beginning stages of her acting career but appeared in The Suicide Squad as Harcourt and in The Rock movie Black Adam.

A fun bit of trivia is that she’s married to Gunn. Clearly, the pair have a good working relationship.

Peacemaker cast: Steve Agee as John Economos

Steve Agee as John Economos

John Economos is another A.R.G.U.S. agent and provides tactical support for Project Butterfly. We first met this character in The Suicide Squad, much like Emilia, working under Waller. John assisted the squad’s members against the wishes of his boss, and she almost killed him for it.

Before his DCU role, Agee was primarily known for his part in Comedy Central’s The Sarah Silverman Program comedy series. He also was the on-set stand-in for Nanaue, because they couldn’t get a real-life king shark to show up.

Agee is also a musician, having played in multiple rock bands during the ’90s. Rock on, Steve.

Peacemaker cast: Robert Patrick as Auggie Smith

Robert Patrick as August “Auggie” Smith/White Dragon

Auggie is Peacemaker’s racist father. He provides Peacemaker with technology to aid his mission and, in a show of generally nuanced characters, is an absolute lost cause.

It’s impossible to list all of Patrick’s credits here because he’s had an incredible career. That said, we should probably point to his role as one of the best movie villains of all time, since he played the T-1000 in Terminator 2. He’s also been seen in ongoing TV roles in The X-Files and Sons of Anarchy, so you’ve definitely seen his face a few times.

Patrick is one of Peacemaker’s most accomplished actors and a credit to anything he’s part of.

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The complete Peacemaker cast list:

  • John Cena as Peacemaker
  • Danielle Brooks as Leota Adebayo
  • Freddie Stroma as Adrian Chase/Vigilante
  • Chukwudi Iwuji as Clemson Murn/Ik Nobe Lok
  • Jennifer Holland as Emilia Harcourt
  • Steve Agee as John Economos
  • Robert Patrick as August “Auggie” Smith/White Dragon
  • Annie Chang as Sophie Song
  • Lochlyn Munro as Larry Fitzgibbon
  • Elizabeth Ludlow as Keeya Adebayo
  • Rizwan Manji as Jamil
  • Nhut Le as Judomaster
  • Christopher Heyerdahl as Caspar Locke
  • Alison Araya as Amber Calcaterra
  • Lenny Jacobson as Evan Calcaterra
  • Antonio Cupo as Royland Goff
  • Mel Tuck as Auggie’s elderly neighbor
  • Viola Davis as Amanda Waller
  • Jason Mamoa as Aquaman
  • Ezra Miller as The Flash
  • Dee Bradley Baker as Eagly
  • Stephen Blackehart as Charlie the Gorilla

And that’s the lowdown on who is in the Peacemaker cast. An impressive bunch, we say. We’re excited to see what they do in season 2.

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