While Superman: Legacy will be the movie that officially launches DC Studios' new DCU, our first glimpse at this rebooted reality will head our way when Creature Commandos launches on Max in 2024.
Only a few minor details have been revealed about the animated series, though we know the actors who lend their voices to the characters here will also portray them in live-action. That's all part of DC Studios' plan to create a shared world that's even more connected than the MCU (these ambitious plans have even called for video games, which take considerably longer to produce than movies and TV shows, to be set in the DCU).
Now, courtesy of artist Meryl Frank, we have a first look at concept art from the upcoming animated series.
If this is what the finished series ultimately looks like, Creature Commandos is going to be akin to watching a comic book come to life. That's a big difference from Marvel Studios' animated offerings and a style we're sure many of you will be fully on board with.
It appears both Frankenstein and his love interest, the Bride of Frankenstein, have also gone through some changes since that promo image was released by DC Studios. These may be early, unused, designs, though we're sure you'll agree that the four-armed bride looks downright awesome.
Gunn has previously said the series will consist of 8 episodes and recently confirmed the Hollywood strikes did nothing to slow production down. Work on Waller, Elseworlds TV series The Penguin, and even The CW's Superman & Lois remains on pause with actors striking, so Creature Commandos may end up being the only DC TV show we get next year.
Even many hardcore comic book fans aren't overly familiar with this group of freakish heroes, so it will be interesting to see how people respond to the show. We also can't help but wonder what clues this series will provide when it comes to the DCU's tone and what this new reality looks like.
Creature Commandos stars Frank Grillo as Rick Flag, Sr., Indira Varma as Bride of Frankenstein, Zoë Chao as Nina Mazursky, David Harbour as Eric Frankenstein, Alan Tudyk as Doctor Phosphorus, Sean Gunn as G.I. Robot and Weasel, Maria Bakalova as Princess Ilana Rostovic, Steve Agee as John Economos, and Viola Davis as Amanda Waller.
The show sees Amanda Waller create a black ops team out of monstrous prisoners. Gunn wrote all of the first season's episodes.
While we'd expected a possible delay due to the strikes, it appears Creature Commandos will still be released in 2024 as planned.
Creature Commandos Concept Arts