Christopher Smith, also known as the Peacemaker, is an extremist who believes in achieving peace at any cost no matter how many people he has to kill for it. He is also a member of the second Task Force X strike team sent to Corto Maltese.
Christopher Smith was born to Auggie Smith, a powerful and cunning small-town racist whose passionate views deeply scarred his son. When he grew up, Christopher became a mentally unstable pacifist diplomat who grew so committed to peace, he eventually decided to enforce it by becoming a vigilante and killing those who stand in its way. He donned a bright costume, an oddly-shaped chrome helmet with a dove engraved on it, and the moniker of Peacemaker. As the Peacemaker, Smith killed many people in the name of peace before he was captured by ARGUS and detained in Belle Reve.
In 2021, the Peacemaker was recruited by Amanda Waller to join Task Force X on a mission he was eager to carry out: destroying a Nazi-built facility in Corto Maltese called Jotunheim, as well as assassinating ruthless Maltese dictator General Presidente Silvio Luna.
Christopher Smith is hardened and tough, and he's obsessed with gaining everlasting peace, willing to do anything to get it and end all fighting, no matter how many people he needs to kill, hurt, maim, or emotionally destroy along the way.
- Skilled marksman: Peacemaker has trained his whole life to bring peace to the world, and he knows how to use and properly aim his guns.
- Peak physical strength: Smith is visibly very strong.
- Peacemaker helmet: Peacemaker wears an oddly-shaped chrome helmet with a dove engraved on the forehead to protect his skull and identity.
- Peacemaker suit: Smith wears a red, blue, and white suit as Peacemaker, tight-fitting to display his strength, with holsters for his guns, and a picture of a dove his chest, showing his message of peace to all.
- Gun: Peacemaker uses a gun to incapacitate and kill those he believes threaten peace or get in his way.
- In DC Comics, Christopher Smith was a pacifist diplomat so committed to global peace that he takes on the superhero alter ego, Peacemaker, to ensure it by strictly using non-lethal weapons and combat techniques. Although, over time, he started to develop more into a violent vigilante that is willing to make sacrifices for peace.
Behind the scenes
- John Cena described Peacemaker as a "douchey Captain America". It is yet to be seen exactly what exactly this means in terms of Smith's persona in the film and series, but it is an eerily similar description to that most would give of his comic book counterpart.
- Dave Bautista was originally in talks for the role, but had to pass, because of his busy schedule.
- Spencer Thomas and Spencer Mulligan were stunts doubles for John Cena in the role of Peacemaker.
- John Cena had to eat 31 empanadas for one scene where all the members of Task Force X sit on a roof eating, and Cena wanted it to look cool for one seamless take.
- When DC rebooted their comics lineup in 2011 with The New 52! and later DC Rebirth initiatives, Peacemaker was dropped altogether. However, it has been announced that Christopher Smith will be returning, and thus being introduced into the new continuity, in the Suicide Squad comics in 2021. This likely has to do with DC's confidence in Cena and Gunn's version of the character and the popularity he's likely to generate.
- The Suicide Squad FIRST LOOK reveals John Cena as 'Douchey Captain America' aka Peacemaker, Idris Elba & more
- ‘The Suicide Squad’ TV Spinoff ‘Peacemaker’ Starring John Cena From James Gunn Ordered By HBO Max
- John Cena Eyed for Role in 'Suicide Squad' Sequel
- Sneider, Jeff (March 7, 2019). ‘Suicide Squad 2’ Exclusive: Meet the New Characters James Gunn Will Introduce in Sequel. Collider.
- New Peacemaker Supporting Cast Members Revealed
- Gunn, James (writer and director) (August 6, 2021). The Suicide Squad.
- Motes, Jax (April 18, 2019). Dave Bautista Reportedly Passes On James Gunn’s ‘The Suicide Squad’ Due To Scheduling. Science Fiction.
|Task Force X|
|Members||Rick Flag (leader) | Deadshot | Katana | Killer Croc | Bloodsport | Polka-Dot Man | Ratcatcher 2 | King Shark | Peacemaker | T.D.K. | Weasel | Javelin | Blackguard | Mongal | Thinker | Savant|
|Supporting Members||Flo Crawley | Fitzgibbon|
|Former members||Enchantress | June Moone | Slipknot | El Diablo | Harley Quinn | Captain Boomerang|