James Gunn Confirms First DCU Project Has Entered Production

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The DC Universe's massive shake-up has been the talk of the geek community for quite some time now and fans are incredibly excited to see what James Gunn and Peter Safran have in store for the franchise. However, seeing as the old regime still has unfinished business with the release of films like The Flash, Blue Beetle, and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, many assumed that DC Studios will begin work with their upcoming slate in 2024 at the earliest.

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Well, that doesn't look to be the case and according to Gunn himself, one project has already entered production which is honestly a bit surprising. On Twitter, the DC Studios co-CEO revealed that the studio is already working on Creature Commandos, an animated series that also ties directly into Gunn and Safran's shared universe.

While the upcoming Man of Steel reboot Superman: Legacy is the first live-action flick to release in the new DCU, Creature Commandos is said to be the franchise's "first project" so it makes logical sense for it to be prioritized. In case you weren't aware, Gunn and Safran are planning to make the DCU as cohesive as it can be, with animated projects and video games also expected to be part of the storytelling.

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With the MCU's sudden decline in quality, the timing couldn't have been any more perfect for DC Studios to capitalize. Hopefully, Gunn and Safran won't commit the same mistakes the likes of Walter Hamada and his crew made because the DCU couldn't afford another flop.

As it stands, Creature Commandos' release date has yet to be announced. Meanwhile, Superman: Legacy is slated for release on July 11, 2025.