CREATURE COMMANDOS: James Gunn Reveals Whether Hollywood Strikes Will Delay The Animated DCU TV Series

CREATURE COMMANDOS: James Gunn Reveals Whether Hollywood Strikes Will Delay The Animated DCU TV Series CREATURE COMMANDOS: James Gunn Reveals Whether Hollywood Strikes Will Delay The Animated DCU TV Series

DC Studios' James Gunn has revealed whether the Hollywood strikes will negatively impact the planned release window for Max's Creature Commandos, and it sounds like the show is coming together nicely...

By JoshWilding - Sep 05, 2023 05:09 AM EST
Filed Under: Television

While Superman: Legacy will serve as the official starting point of the DCU in theaters, we'll get our first glimpse at this rebooted world when Creature Commandos launches on Max in 2024.

Very little has been revealed about the animated series, though we know the actors who lend their voices to the characters here will also play 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 far longer to produce than movies and TV shows, to be set in the DCU). 

On Instagram, DC Studios co-CEO James Gunn was recently asked whether there's a risk Creature Commandos will be delayed as a result of the ongoing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes.

"It's animated so it's separate from the strike," the filmmaker confirmed. "We're working on it. I love it. I think it's going to be so different than what people expect."

Gunn previously revealed that the show will consist of 8 episodes and it sounds like the series is further along in terms of production than we thought. Work on Waller and Elseworlds TV series The Penguin has been halted, of course, so Creature Commandos may well end up being the only DC TV show we get next year. 

As things stand, Superman: Legacy is still scheduled for July 2025 but the strikes are bound to have delayed the entire DCU slate to some degree. 

Creature Commandos' production has not been impacted by the strike
by u/Proof-Watercress-931 in DCEUleaks

Even many hardcore comic book fans aren't overly familiar with this group of freakish heroes, so we're intrigued to see how audiences respond to them. 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 actually 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 series 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 be released in 2024 as planned. 

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