James Gunn’s DCU Officially Kicks Off In December With Creature Commandos; Peacemaker Season 2 Now Filming

The co-head of the new DC banner shares a video message at the Annecy Film Festival.

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Nearly two years from the official announcement, the James Gunn and Peter Safan DCU will kick off in December with the Creature Commandos animated series.

Gunn confirmed the news on social media.

“See you then on @streamonmax! #creaturecommandos,” posted Gunn on Instagram.

New artwork

New artwork has also been revealed from Creature Commandos courtesy actress Sara Sampaio who is playing Eve Teschmacher in the new Superman movie (see below).

It was also said at the WB panel at the recent Annecy Film Festival that live-action versions of the characters will appear in Superman which gets released on July 11, 2025.

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“Plays an integral role in the vision for our future storytelling”

Gunn appeared at the festival via a video message.

“It’s a cornerstone of the legacy we’ve been entrusted to carry at DC Studios and plays an integral role in the vision for our future storytelling,” Gunn told the fans. “Since taking the reins, our true north has been to bring DC film, TV, animation and gaming into alignment under a single banner and bring a sense of unity and consistency into the DCU as a whole. This frees us to create a range of products that are diverse and compelling, and deliver great stand-alone entertainment experiences on every medium, while also being part of a larger story that we’re telling within our unified DCU.”

Gunn continued, “What this means in practical terms is that our characters can move in and out of animation or jump into a game or onto the big screen, but they will remain consistent throughout: same character, same history, same actor.”

Gunn added, “The new series picks up directly after our Peacemaker season one finale, which leaves Waller with her hands tied operationally, meaning that she’s no longer able to get away with putting human lives on the line to carry out her clandestine morally questionable missions. Instead, she recruits a ragtag band of misfits, not unlike the Suicide Squad and Peacemaker.”

Gunn also said the characters are difference because they “are actual literal monsters, and I can’t wait for you to meet them. Creating this series has been one of the absolute joys of my life.”

What is Creature Commandos about?

The series follows Amanda Waller as she forms a black ops team out of monstrous prisoners.

Starring in Creature Commandos includes Frank Grillo as Rick Flag Sr., the father of Joel Kinnaman’s Rick Flag, Jr. who Gunn also recently announced to be starring as the live-action version in Peacemaker Season 2; David Harbour is playing Eric Frankenstein a version of the classic monster, and Indira Varma is the Bride, a version of Frankenstein’s love interest.

Alan Tudyk is playing Dr. Phosphorous, a radioactive Batman villain; Maria Bakalova is Princess Ilana Rostovic, a new character for the show; Sean Gunn is playing both GI Robot, a military android, and Weasel from The Suicide Squad; Zoe Chao voices Nina Mazursky, an amphibious scientist, and Steve Agee is returning as John Economos from Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, with The Witcher‘s Anya Chalotra as Circe.

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Peacemaker Season 2 now filming

Regarding Peacemaker Season 2, Gunn also announced the series is now filming and announced casting news on social media. The series stars John Cena.

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