Fans of everything DC Animation got their first glimpse at the new DC Universe on Tuesday, a cross-medium exertion recounting one interconnected story. As shiny new DC Studios heads James Gunn and Peter Safran have affirmed, the DC Universe will be made up films and television shows, both surprisingly realistic and vivified, in addition to video games. As for what gets the surprisingly realistic versus animation treatment, it all depends on the story.
The solitary vivified project declared as a piece of the DCU’s Section 1: Gods and Monster is Creature Commandos, which has a story so big, it has to be told through animation to save on costs. “Furthermore, in terms of animation, sometimes it’s a pleasant method for presenting characters or present stories that would honestly be too expensive to be finished in surprisingly realistic,” Safran told members of the press accumulated at DC Studios HQ Monday.
The expansive story takes put north of seven episodes, with Gunn estimating a surprisingly realistic version of the series with the ongoing story would cost the studio between $35 million to $40 million for each episode. Increasing those numbers across seven episodes mean a surprisingly realistic Creature Commandos would cost DC Studios between $245 million to $280 million, on-pace with superhero blockbusters from rival studios such as Wonder.
“Creature Commandos is based in the extraordinary group from DC,” Gunn made sense of at the same occasion. “How we’re doing the DCU is, we are having animation tied straightforwardly into true to life. Television, movies, and games all interlace within the same universe. We will cast actors that will be ready to play the characters in this as well as in different things, some of which we’ve previously cast. I’ve written each of the seven episodes of the show, and it’s underway. So that is the first thing, and I love it.”
Who are the Creature Commandos?
Made by Jeff Lemire and Ibraim Roberson, Nina Mazursky was a scientist for S.H.A.D.E. whose life and marriage went to pieces in the wake of losing her young little girl to a terminal illness. She made the Creature Commandos, and at first wound up squaring off against The Atom. That first era of creatures was unstable, and had to be imprisoned in a microscopic prison called The Zoo, however Nina made a second era of Creature Commandos, which ended up being the heroes she fights alongside now. Remembering herself for the trial, she was transformed into an amphibious genius in a special suit.