Bobbypills (Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix), the French animation studio that's producing Creature Commandos recently put out a video showcasing their work on the series and disclosed that the show had been delayed until 2025. Surely, if anyone knew the status of the show, it would be the animation studio working on it, right?
Well, DC Studios co-chair James Gunn has stated that the show HAS NOT been delayed and that it's still on track to premiere in 2024. Check out Gunn's Tweets (...err X's) below. Furthermore, Warner Bros. has already had the video taken down from YouTube.
Previously, Gunn also confirmed that all voice recording for the show was complete and that it was completed before the SAG-AFTRA strike commenced. He also confirmed that the series would be set in modern day.
That's somewhat of a significant change as the members of the creature squad typically originate and operate during the World War II time period. It's possible that there will be a flashback to this setting while the main storyline takes place in the present day. We'll likely have to wait until more promotional material for the series is released to confirm.
J. M. DeMatteis and Pat Broderick's Weird War Tales #93 (November 1980) featured the debut of the original team. The group consisted of a gorgon, a werewolf, a vampire, a Frankenstein's monster, and a human team captain.
During World War II, the United States Army developed the unit to carry out tasks that were too dangerous for normal soldiers. The team was made up of monsters since they were thought to be resistant to fear and suffering, as well as being more expendable than regular soldiers. It will be interesting to see how James Gunn differentiates this team from DC's other expendable group of soldiers, the Suicide Squad.
The animated series will hit Max in 2024 and stars David Harbour as Eric Frankenstein/Frankenstein's Monster, Indira Varma as The Bride, Zoe Chao as Dr. Nina Mazursky, Alan Tudyk as Dr. Phosphorus, Sean Gunn as Weasel and G.I. Robot, and Frank Grillo as Rick Flag Sr.
Gunn has previously indicated that the voice actors are all expected to reprise their roles in any live-action appearance.
Another recent but unconfirmed rumor has pegged The Witcher actress Anya Chalotra as playing Circe in the animated series.
Though Creature Commandos will technically be the first new project released by the new DC Studios, Gunn has also previously disclosed that DC canon starts with Superman: Legacy. Make of that what you will...