‘Creature Commandos’: David Harbour, Indira Varma, Frank Grillo, & More Voice James Gunn’s Band Of Horror Heroes

When James Gunn launches DC Studios and the DCU next year, the first title out of the gate is Creature Commandos. The animated series about a team of monstrous antiheroes, literally versions of classic movie monsters, will have every episode written by Gunn himself. And, unsurprisingly, the newly-announced all-star voice cast is comprised of actors he’s worked with in the past.

Leading the cast is Game of Thrones actress Indira Varma as Bride of Frankenstein; Frank Grillo makes the jump from the MCU (where he played Crossbones) to the DCU as Rick Flag Sr., son of Joel Kinnaman’s Rick Flag Jr. from both Suicide Squad movies; Alan Tudyk as Bat-villain Doctor Phosphorous; Zoe Chao as amphibious scientist Nina Mazursky; David Harbour as Eric Frankenstein; James Gunn will voice military android G.I. Robot; and Gunn’s brother Sean will reprise his live-action role as Weasel.

Also coming back, and continuing her expanded role in the DC franchise, is Viola Davis as Amanda Waller. She’s been in the role of the government badass since 2016’s Suicide Squad and has reprised it multiple times, including in Gunn’s Peacemaker series. She’s set to return for a Waller solo series, as well. Steve Agee will also return as Task Force X analyst John Economos.

The Creature Commandos were a government-sponsored team unleashed on the Nazis during WWII. Obviously, that origin will get a more contemporary update. It’ll also be interesting to see if Flag has any reaction to the fate of his son, who was killed by Peacemaker at the conclusion of 2021’s The Suicide Squad.

Bride of Frankenstein, a version of the classic horror character; Frank Grillo will play Rick Flag Sr., the father of Joel Kinnaman’s Rick Flag, Jr. from 2021’s “The Suicide Squad” (written and directed by Gunn); Harbour will voice Eric Frankenstein, a version of the classic monster and ostensible love interest for the Bride; Chao will voice Nina Mazursky, an amphibious scientist; Gunn will voice G.I. Robot, a military android; and Tudyk will voice Doctor Phosphorus, who is permanently radioactive (and often a Batman villain).

Gunn also let it be known that any of the actors voicing animated characters will also play them if Creature Commandos moves to the big screen. With Gunn running things, that’s probably a sure a bet.