Much of the speculation about a possible delay for “Creature Commandos” likely comes from the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strikes, but James Gunn once again made it clear that the strikes haven’t had any effect on the launch of the first DCU property. “Animation isn’t part of the SAG contract, but it still doesn’t matter as everyone’s lines have been recorded for a long time, and animation has been going full speed ahead for a while,” Gunn told another fan on X.
Though we’ve known for a time that “Creature Commandos” and “Superman: Legacy” were the first two official projects in the DCU pipeline, Gunn has also dropped a list of other upcoming tentpoles that will be a major part of the cinematic universe, including “Batman: The Brave and the Bold,” “Swamp Thing,” “The Authority,” and “Lanterns.”
Meanwhile, the “Joker” and “The Batman” franchises will continue to play out in their own timelines, separate from the events of the DCU. It’s a bold plan, but being that DC is trying to go a different way, according to an HBO CEO, it could be just the thing to give this new set of stories the shot in the arm that it needs.