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Updates on Creature Commandos, Peacemaker season 2, Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow and more DCU goodness

May 18th, 2024 by Marc Comments

Some updates from the DCU from James Gunn and Peter Safran tonight, guys…

Ok, first off, Chris Pratt, he of Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World fame, has been asked if he might be set for the DC universe or if he’s sticking soley with the MCU, to which he replied: “Well, it probably makes more sense that I would be Star-Lord again. But anything is possible, and especially with James over at DC. Maybe there’s something that would be right over there. Maybe both. How about both? Let’s do both. I think it’s 100% both.”

I’m hearing that Gunn is close to casting his Booster Gold and Pratt might be a good fit for that role in the new DCU but, while I really want Jensen Ackles to be Batman, I could definitely see Pratt in the cape and ears.

Check out Pratt’s comments here:

In other news, we know that Gunn is currently getting ready to bring John Cena back to our screens for Peacemaker season 2 and it seems that we also know that Purge and Warrior star Frank Grillo will be appearing too. Grillo has previously been cast as Rick Flagg Sr in the animated series, Creature Commandos, and will play him in Peacemaker’s second outing. Interstingly, Gunn said on social media: “Christopher Smith [Peacemaker] and Rick Sr have a little unfinished business to take care of…”

So, in Gunn’s Suicide Squad, we saw Peacemaker killing Rick Flagg Jnr, played by Joel Kinnaman, an action he regretted in the first season but it seems now that the father might want revenge for his son’s murder, which makes sense, of course, but until now, it seemed that Suicide Squad was not part of Gunn’s new DC Universe. This is confusing…

Anyway, speaking of Creature Commandos, we have a new synopsis:

From Executive Producer and writer James Gunn, Creature Commandos… follows Amanda Waller as she forms a black ops team out of monstrous prisoners.

We know that Viola Davis will be reprising her role as Waller in a new series soon, so it makes sense that she would also be part of Creature Commandos… though it does sound a lot like Suicide Squad, just sayin’.

And finally, Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow has a release date of June 26th, 2026 and will star House of the Dragon’s Milly Alcock playing he titular heroine with I, Tonya and Cruella director Craig Gillespie confirmed to be helming it.

Gunn said of the movie last year when announcing the full DCU slate: “We see the difference between Superman who was sent to Earth and raised by loving parents from the time he was an infant, versus Supergirl who was raised on a rock, a chip off Krypton, and watched everyone around her die and be killed in terrible ways for the first 14 years of her life, and then came to Earth when she was a young girl. She’s much more hardcore; she’s not exactly the Supergirl we’re used to seeing.”

Creature Commandos will kick off the new DCU when it arrives later this year with Superman hitting cinemas next summer.

This all looks pretty exciting and I’m looking forward to seeing how it all turns out.

What say you all?

Source: Deadline, DC Wiki

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….