On February 8, James Gunn took to Twitter for yet another one of his impromptu Q&A sessions to chat with his many fans and followers. Of the plethora of questions he received, one from @TakaakiMasuda1 shifted the conversation to the ongoing filming of Peacemaker. They asked Gunn if he selected Vancouver as its principal location because it was the ideal setting for the series, or if he simply enjoys spending extended periods in the area.
The Super director’s reply was enlightening when it comes to both the content of the show, as well as that of his character. “I wanted the show to take place in the Pacific Northwest, so it fits location wise,” Gunn said, but that wasn’t the only reason he gave for taking Peacemaker to the Great White North. He added, “[T]he primary reasons is they’ve been better at managing Covid up here, so it’s safer for the cast & crew.”
Given the state of the world, this is an important measure to consider when filming any project. COVID-19 cases in the United States are steadily declining, but the pandemic itself remains present in all corners of life. If Vancouver is the best spot for Peacemaker‘s production to happen – for the sake of the story, and the health of the people bringing it to life — kudos to James Gunn for making the right call.