The Marvel Cinematic Universe, where Gunn worked for nearly a decade as the director of the “Guardians of the Galaxy” films, laid out the template for what a connected universe can be. But, for a very long time, that was limited to movies, with the Disney+ shows only coming into the equation a few years ago. Meanwhile, video games still aren’t really directly connected to the main MCU, with “Marvel’s Avengers” and “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy” featuring unique stories and different casts. The DCU intends to do this differently.
Speaking later during the presentation, Gunn was discussing an animated project that was announced, “Creature Commandos,” which will feature Weasel from “The Suicide Squad.” At that point, he revealed the big idea, which is to have the same actors playing the same roles across every medium.
“What we’re doing with the DCU is we are having animation tied directly into live action television, and movies and games, all intertwined within the same universe. We’re going to cast actors that are going to be able to play the characters in this, as well as in other things, some of which you’ve already seen in the past.”
So, when new DCU video games are announced, and if they feature Amanda Waller, for example, it seems like Viola Davis would voice her. It’s a big idea and a big thing to actually pull off. It is, however, worth noting that the upcoming “Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League” was announced long before Gunn and Safran got there, so that won’t be included in this new, connected universe. Beyond that? We’ll see what they cook up.