Yesterday, a new look at Creature Commandos was revealed thanks to concept art for the upcoming Max series. Now, we have another big update on the series and it's not a good one.
According to Bobbypills, the animation studio working on the show, DC Studios has pushed the project's planned 2024 premiere to 2025. As the SAG-AFTRA strike rolls on, Waller is similarly unlikely to be finished in time for a 2024 debut, so it appears the DCU will begin later than expected.
Next year will still see the release of Joker: Folie à Deux and The Penguin, though both are "Elseworlds" projects. Still, after a disastrous 2023, it's probably for the best that there's as big a gap as possible between the end of the DCEU and the start of the DCU.
James Gunn has previously said Creature Commandos was unaffected by the Hollywood strikes so it's unclear what's changed.
In other news, it appears The Witcher star Anya Chalotra has joined the animated series as classic Wonder Woman villain Circe. In the comics, she's a longtime enemy of both Diana Prince and the Amazons of Paradise Island.
Among her magical powers, the one she's most frequently used stretching back to mythological times is the ability to transform people into animal hybrids known as the Ani-Men.
With a Themiscyira-set live-action TV series on the way, we'd bet that Circe will also appear there, potentially setting her up as a recurring threat in the DCU (and to whoever replaces Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman). Chalotra looks the part, anyway, and that's likely because Gunn plans on using the same actors across film, television, animation, and video games.
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.
Stay tuned for news on Creature Commandos' premiere date.