Director James Gunn shares a video of fans doing an intentionally terrible recreation of the famous opening dance sequence from Peacemaker.
Director James Gunn shared some of the best and worst recreations of Peacemaker‘s opening sequence that fans of the HBO Max series had to offer.
Gunn shared a fan’s post, boasting that it was “the best worst intro of Peacemaker.” In the video, a group of men perform a poorly choreographed and unsynchronized recreation of the opening credits to the popular superhero action-comedy. Just like the real Peacemaker credits, the dance is performed to the tune of “Do Ya Wanna Taste It” by Wig Wam. The participants in the video make no attempt to recreate the costumes or the set from the credits sequence, instead performing the entire song in their regular clothes in what appears to be the living room of someone’s apartment. Gunn commented, “Indistinguishable from the real thing.”
Gunn has been sharing multiple fan tributes on social media, including fan art and videos. Gunn previously shared a fan-made storyboard that outlined how fans could make their own version of the famous dance routing from the opening credits. This has resulted in multiple fan recreations, including a shot-for-shot remake of the dance number recreated with LEGO that prompted a strong, positive reaction from the director.
Created by choreographer Charissa Barton, the Peacemaker opening credits sequence has gained popularity for its deadpan humor as all of the various characters from the series perform unusual dance moves with entirely expressionless faces. Barton was influenced by the silent film stylings of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton and fused it with modern dance. Many have also noticed that the staccato movements are reminiscent of the still-action style of comic books.
The infectiously silly opening dance number may be the easiest thing on the show to imitate, but it’s only a small part of what made the show a huge success. The series, which is the first television series to take place within the DCEU, was entirely written and directed by Gunn. It serves as a spinoff of Gunn’s DCEU movie The Suicide Squad.
The film seemingly ended with Bloodsport (Idris Elba) killing Peacemaker. However, the post-credits sequence revealed that Peacemaker survived, setting him up for a series of his own. Tea Peacemaker season finale subsequently became the highest rated show in HBO Max’s 21-month history, ensuring that the peacmaker was renewed for a Season 2.
All eight episodes of Peacemaker are currently streaming on HBO Max.
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