James Gunn, the Executive Producer and Creator of the HBO Max’s Peacemaker react to the television’s history’s most iconic intro number being recreated by Bangladeshi students. The intro song in The Suicide Squad spin-off Peacemaker has gain a lot of traction online which features John Cena in the titular role along with other cast members performing on Wig wam’s “Do Ya Wanna Taste It!”
Gunn Has Shared The Recreation Of The Iconic Intro
The Suicide Squad director has created a spin-off of the character ‘Peacemaker’ from the film itself into a show on HBO Max. In the film [Spoiler Alert] at the end, BloodSport kills the character of Peacemaker, but the post-credit scene revealed that he was saved. So, Gunn re-introduced the character and is the first person from the DCEU to entirely write and direct it.
Apart from this, the main attraction of the series became its Intro number where the Peacemaker (John Cena) and other characters were introduced. In the introduction sequence, the characters are dancing silly on the Norwegian glam metal number, “Do Ya Wanna Taste It” by Wigwam. Rarely comes an introduction song that gains the kind of traction that this one gained and fans are posting the recreated versions which James Gunn seems to enjoy and share as well.
In the plethora of recreations, a recreation by University students in Bangladesh known as the FBS squad has shared their version and Gunn liked it. Sharing the video of the Dhakka University students, he wrote “Man, this is incredible. #Peacemaker in Bangladesh.”
Performed by FBS Dance Squad at the University of Dhaka. #Peacemaker
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) March 24, 2022
Peacemaker Director Has Shared Other Recreations Of The Dance As Well
It seems that it has become the favorite pastime for Gunn to analyze and share the best and worst recreations of the dance. Not every time has he liked recreation.
Recently, James shared the video of some fans dancing on the Wigwam number. He captioned it “the best worst intro of Peacemaker.” In the video, few men perform badly, in an unsynchronized manner. They are in regular clothes and there is no effort in production design. Gunn also commented, “Indistinguishable from the real thing.”
Indistinguishable from the real thing. https://t.co/uqGKRb5z2d
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) March 19, 2022
It all started when James shared a fan’s storyboard that outlined how fans can make their recreation of the intro. This led to the number going viral and multiple fans recreating it.
Collaboration With The Choreographer Charissa Barton
The peacemaker opening credits sequence has gained popularity for its deadpan humor. The trademark style of the various characters from the series performing unusual dance moves with entirely expressionless faces makes it even more fun. All thanks to Charrisa who created the dance routine, in collaboration with James Gunn. The silent film stylings of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton were a big influence on Barton. He decided to fuse it with modern dance for the series. Many have also noticed that the staccato movements are reminiscent of the still-action style of comic books.
The popularity of the song, as well as the show, has confirmed its comeback with Season 2. The Peacemaker team may try to replace the WigWam hit by something different. Which may not go down well with the fans. Though the uncertainty on the dance number prevails, it has definitely given us a non-skippable, entertaining introduction song!