The cast of James Gunn’s upcoming The Suicide Squad spin-off, Peacemaker, keeps getting bigger and bigger as it adds Nhut Le as Judomaster.
James Gunn officially confirmed that they have started production of the Peacemaker series a few weeks ago. Now a more unknown DC comics character is set to join them.
Nhut Le is the Judomaster of the DCEU
Deadline has reported that Nhut Le will be playing the character Judomaster, which confirms one of The Illuminerdi’s earlier Peacemaker exclusive casting scoops.
James Gunn has also officially welcomed Le to the cast.
Created by Joe Gill and Frank McLaughlin, Judomaster first appeared in Charlton Comics “Special War Series #4” in November 1965. He was originally known as Hadley “Rip” Jagger, a sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II. The character was then sold to DC, and became a member of the All-Star Squadron, DC’s team of superheroes during World War II, although he has never appeared in an actual published story as a member of the team.
A new Judomaster created by Paul Kupperberg and Michael Collins would debut in “Justice League Quarterly #14” (1994), which happens to be his last appearance, as the character then ended up in the comic book limbo.
James Gunn has a hand for making unknown characters very popular, as he has proven with Guardians of the Galaxy and he will for sure prove that again with The Suicide Squad.
Nhut Le is mostly known for a recurring role on Comedy Central’s The Kroll Show, appearing as Inuit Andy between 2013 to 2015. His most recent credit is the Disney Channel TV series Raven’s Home in 2018.
Peacemaker is expected to debut later in 2021 on HBO Max. What do you guys think? Are you excited for the series? What do you know about Judomaster? Let’s discuss everything in the comments down below and on our Twitter.