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James Gunn Reveals How They Handled Vigilante Recasting

Peacemaker creator James Gunn explained how they dealt with the Vilgalante recasting in the middle of principal photography.

Before Harry Potter star Freddie Stroma joined James Gunn’s Peacemaker series, Chris Conrad was initially cast as Vigilante. Then due to creative differences, Conrad exited the series, and Gunn recast Vigilante while Peacemaker filming was still ongoing.

Peacemaker already filmed five episodes with Conrad’s Vigilante before his exit. Creator James Gunn revealed to Screen Rant how they addressed the Vigilante recasting during filming:

“[Stroma] came in late. We had already shot five-and-a-half episodes with another actor, who’s an incredibly talented guy, but we were on different pages about certain things, and I don’t think he wanted to continue on the series in the long run. So we brought Freddie in, five-and-a-half episodes in, and I reshot all of his scenes…we re-shot. I directed all of the scenes with Vigilante in five and a half episodes.”

Here is the synopsis for James Gunn’s Peacemaker:

PEACEMAKER explores the continuing story of the character that John Cena reprises in the aftermath of executive producer James Gunn’s 2021 film The Suicide Squad – a compellingly vainglorious man who believes in peace at any cost, no matter how many people he has to kill to get it!

Peacemaker was created by James Gunn, who wrote all the episodes and directed five of them. The first season of the HBO Max series will consist of eight episodes, with Brad Anderson, Jody Hill, and Rosemary Rodriguez also directing episodes. Clint Mansell and Kevin Kiner will compose the score.

Peacemaker is now streaming on HBO Max with new episodes dropping every Thursday. Stay tuned for all the latest news surrounding James Gunn’s upcoming projects and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

Source: Screen Rant

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