While Superman: Legacy will serve as the official launching platform for the DCU, our first glimpse at this rebooted reality will head our way 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 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, thanks to artist Meryl Frank (via Toonado.com), we have a first look at concept art from the animated series.
If this is any indication of what the finished series will look like, Creature Commandos will be like watching a comic book come to life. That's a big difference from Marvel Studios' animated offerings but a style we're sure many of you will be fully on board with.
It seems 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 absolutely killer.
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 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 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.
Creature Commandos Concept Arts