‘Creature Commandos’ Revealed at Annecy: Release Date and Plot Details Announced

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When James Gunn took over the struggling DCEU, he decided to revamp it entirely and create a new fictional universe. The first chapter will be called “Gods and Monsters.” Even though the new DCU hasn’t officially started, Gunn has already confirmed many upcoming projects. One of these is the much-anticipated animated series “Creature Commandos,” which will bring together several DC Comics characters for a wild adventure that fans are sure to enjoy. The series is set to release in December 2024, and a first-look presentation was held at the 2024 Annecy International Animation Film Festival. Our friends at NexusPointNews shared the details from the festival with us.

In short, “Creature Commandos” is an original project led by James Gunn, who said: “Creature Commandos is an animated series. I’ve written all the episodes. We’re going to do something a little different at DC by having characters move into animation and out of animation, usually with the same actor voicing them as in live-action.”

“Creature Commandos” is an intriguing project. The series will act as an animated continuation of Gunn’s “Suicide Squad” and “Peacemaker” projects. It will follow Amanda Waller as she forms a new team of mercenaries, the most bizarre and wildest one yet. As of now, the confirmed characters and their voice actors include:

  • Frank Grillo as Rick Flag Sr.
  • Maria Bakalova as Princess Ilana Rostovic
  • Indira Varma as the Bride of Frankenstein
  • Zoë Chao as Nina Mazursky
  • Alan Tudyk as Doctor Phosphorus
  • David Harbour as Eric Frankenstein
  • Sean Gunn as G.I. Robot and Weasel
  • Steve Agee as John Economos
  • Viola Davis as Amanda Waller
  • Anya Chalotra as Circe

As you can see, there are many exciting names on this list. Knowing how Gunn crafts unique stories, we’re in for a dynamic show.

Our friends from NexusPointNews attended the Annecy event and shared the following information about the show:

  • James Gunn appeared in a thank-you video at the beginning of the “Creature Commandos” panel and mentioned that characters in animated projects will transition into live-action projects and vice versa in a “unified DCU.”
  • Locations include Belle Reve, Frankenstein Manor, Frankenstein Lab, and Poko Castle (a “failed fairytale” type of city).
  • “Creature Commandos” is described as a dark, humorous, but never goofy or sentimental, adult-themed show with political storylines.
  • This version of Frankenstein is lovestruck.
  • The characters do not like each other.
  • CG was used for setting up shots, but the final product is fully 2D hand-drawn animation.
  • Future live-action appearances of the characters were considered in their design.
  • The voice actors will also portray their characters in live-action.
  • Rick Flag Sr. gets an updated look: white hair and smoother facial animation.

This is the latest information we have, but more updates will come in the upcoming months. Follow us to stay informed!

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