Peacemaker's Chukwudi Iwuji explains how James Gunn cast him in GOTG3

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If you’re a fan of James Gunn, you need to know actor Chukwudy Iwuji, who stars in the new HBO Max series Peacemaker and the upcoming Marvel film Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

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was one of my favorite movies in 2021 Suicide Squad by James Gunno, It was a passionate cinematic retelling of the ridiculous DC Comic of the same name that is fun, action packed and simply amazing. One of the characters is the Peacemaker played by John Cena who is a misguided superhero vying for justice, no matter the cost. Starting from 13th January, HBO Max premieres Peacemaker series Which follows the character after the events of The Suicide Squad. The show is produced by Gunn and also stars Nigerian-British actor Chuwoodi Iwuji, perhaps best known for his work as a classical actor.

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Ivuzzi has acted with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and won two Olivier Awards. He has also been in shows and series such as When They See Us, Designated Survivor, The Underground Railroad and appeared in films such as John Wick: Chapter 2. , evuzy was on Nerdshala’s I’m So Obsessed Podcast Where he explained to Mun.

“This guy is a former graduate of West Point, probably went into Black Ops and stuff with the best of intentions and turned out to be the monster he is,” Iwuzzi said. “He’s definitely the straight guy in the gang of criminals. It was a real challenge for me not to fall into the trap of having too much fun and keep this guy as truthful as he should be. But he really has One is the intense emotional trajectory that takes you by surprise, as the series progresses.”

While Iwuji was rehearsing the opening sequence for Peacemaker, Gunn pulled him aside to offer him a role in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Initially when Gunn approached him, Iwuji joked to Gunn that “this is when you tell me you really wanted to hire Chiwetel Ejiofor.” Gunn said no and explained why he wanted to cast Iwuji. When Ivuji went to do a screen test it was unlike any audition he had previously attended.

“I am not competing with anyone but myself in many ways. Until that time, me and her [Gunn] Ideas were thrown back and forth, as he really wanted the character to get off the ground. He said, ‘The reason I want you to base it. And I want your imagination, I want you to establish him as a human being.'”

While we’ll have to wait and see who plays Iwuji Guardian, Internet has its own principles, Meanwhile Gunn posted a photo of the Guardian’s cast that included Iwuji, whom he describes as one of the best actors he has ever produced.

You can watch Peacemaker on HBO Max starting Thursday. January 13. Listen to my full interview with Ivuji in the podcast player at the top of this article. Subscribe to I’m So Obsessed on Your Favorite Podcast App, In each episode, Connie Guglielmo and I meet with an artist, actor or producer to learn about their work, career, and current passions.

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