CREATURE COMMANDOS Will Not Be Delayed Due To Hollywood Strikes Confirms DC Studios' James Gunn

CREATURE COMMANDOS Will Not Be Delayed Due To Hollywood Strikes Confirms DC Studios' James Gunn CREATURE COMMANDOS Will Not Be Delayed Due To Hollywood Strikes Confirms DC Studios' James Gunn

Hollywood is in a state of disarray thanks to the ongoing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, but DC Studios co-CEO James Gunn has confirmed work is progressing on Max's Creature Commandos as planned. Check it out!

By JoshWilding - Sep 05, 2023 11:09 PM EST
Filed Under: Creature Commandos
Source: Toonado.com

While Superman: Legacy looks set to 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 the Max streaming service 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). 

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. Fortunately, it sounds like the series has been largely unaffected. 

"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 has previously said 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, Elseworlds TV series The Penguin, and even The CW's Superman & Lois has been halted, so Creature Commandos may well end up being the only DC TV show we get next year. 

For now, Superman: Legacy is still scheduled for July 2025 but the strikes are bound to have delayed the entire DCU slate to some extent. 

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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Forthas - 9/6/2023, 12:10 AM
NinnesMBC - 9/6/2023, 12:12 AM
I still can't shake up the feeling that as a writer, if not THE writer, of the show he's lowkey violating the WGA strike rules by answering questions about this and hyping it up. It would be enough to just keep it at "it's not gonna be delayed".

The video games avenue is just a cash cow and still unnecessary.
WruceBayne - 9/6/2023, 12:53 AM
@NinnesMBC - he might be under a different set of rules as a director. The Blue Beetle director couldn’t stop talking about the movie and Peter Berg was on Joe Rogan promoting the $#it out of “Painkiller” he did for Netflix
eddyxx - 9/6/2023, 12:53 AM
@NinnesMBC - it’s a big grey area since he’s a director and head of the studio. Similar to Chris Nolan still promoting Oppenheimer despite being s writer on the film.
CorndogBurglar - 9/6/2023, 3:38 AM
@NinnesMBC - Well, haven't we heard X-Men '97 was delayed because of the strikes? Or at least production on season 2 has been impacted? (Season 1 may be done enough that they don't need writers or voice actors anymore)

I could be wrong but I thought I remember reading that on this site. It wouldn't make sense for voice actors and writers to not be considered part of the strikes. I would imagine they still use the same writers as live action projects, right? But even if not, why would X-Men '97 be impacted but not this?

Maybe I'm misremembering.
ShimmyShimmyYA - 9/6/2023, 8:27 AM
@CorndogBurglar - think it’s more cause he’s director probably producer he can talk. I’m guessing voice actors have a different union from the screen actors
Reeds2Much - 9/6/2023, 12:30 AM
Joseph Joestar is still looking good at least.
DocSpock - 9/6/2023, 1:06 AM


So this goofy sh!t that the vast majority of the moviegoing public will never see ushers in the new DCU. What a joke.

WruceBayne - 9/6/2023, 1:36 AM
@DocSpock - you’re not going to check it out?
CorndogBurglar - 9/6/2023, 6:27 AM
@DocSpock - Eh....I doubt it will have any real weight in the overall scheme of the new DCU. I know it's canon and part of the DCU. I know Gunn is going to make it sound important to try and hype it but let's be real. There's no way this will be overly important. Or important at all.
DocSpock - 9/6/2023, 8:40 AM
@WruceBayne -

Probably not. I don't watch much animated stuff at all.

DocSpock - 9/6/2023, 8:43 AM
@CorndogBurglar -

I very much agree. And truly hope you are right.

Th3Batman - 9/6/2023, 1:07 AM
"I think it's going to be so different than what people expect."

I doubt anyone knows about it, much less cares or expects anything from it. This basically applies to most of the projects he announced earlier this year. One has to wonder why WBD is letting him play with their $$$ to fund projects that have no chance of turning a profit.
LenSkivorskiJr - 9/6/2023, 1:09 AM
Let’s get it.

FireandBlood - 9/6/2023, 3:20 AM
The show everybody’s been waiting for
FriendoGhus - 9/6/2023, 3:53 AM
Scab
AquaClunge - 9/6/2023, 4:34 AM
It will be as popular to the GA as all the other straight to DvD animated movies DC release......so non existent💀
Th3Batman - 9/6/2023, 4:46 AM
@TheClunges - Those straight to home video movies have far more care and passion put into them than the crap they've been doing in live action.
AquaClunge - 9/6/2023, 7:17 AM
@Th3Batman - sometimes they do but that doesn't change the fact the GA often knows nothing of them
emeraldtaurus - 9/6/2023, 4:58 AM
Darn ...thought this was a live-action show !
Mugens - 9/6/2023, 5:56 AM
If they were going to go with this group of heros, I'm glad its starting out as an animated show. I read one of the runs in the comics and at first glance not sure it would resonate right off the bat in live action. And while I'm not craving for this in any way, it will be interesting to see how it plays out, for good or bad.
narrow290 - 9/6/2023, 11:50 AM
I'm sure it'll be fantastic like everything else he's done. This is great news, I cant wait
MarvelZombie616 - 9/6/2023, 2:12 PM
I am never going to watch this.

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