James Gunn’s ‘Creature Commandos’ Reportedly Casts ‘The Witcher’ Star Anya Chalotra As Circe

Anya Chalotra as Yennefer in The Witcher (2019), Netflix

James Gunn may not be keeping Henry Cavill around, but the DC Studios creative head could be interested in one of the old Witcher’s former co-stars. A report suggests Anya Chalotra has a place in the DCU that will resurrect rumored plans for a character that date before Gunn’s ascension.

Chalotra’s supposed role would also connect her to Wonder Woman but she has to get through the Creature Commandos first.

Geralt (Henry Cavill) and Yennefer (Anya Chalotra) clean up in The Witcher Season 3 Episode 5 "The Art of Illusion" (2023), Netflix
Geralt (Henry Cavill) and Yennefer (Anya Chalotra) clean up in The Witcher Season 3 Episode 5 “The Art of Illusion” (2023), Netflix

X fan account @bestofanyac claims the actress is tapped to play Circe, starting in the upcoming animated series starring the ghoulie brigade. The account’s post presents a CV from an agency as proof, which isn’t full confirmation. Neither the actress nor DC have commented on the story.

If true, it’s a sign of things to come. Gunn wants his actors to play their characters in live-action, animation, and video games. This means Chalotra would certainly turn up again after the Commandos’ toon. The most likely place would be the Paradise Lost series set on Themyscira, as Circe is a foe to Wonder Woman and the Amazons.

@bestofanyac on X

Our dear readers might recall that Circe’s name came up before in previous reports. According to the late Mikey Sutton of Geekosity, she was going to be the main antagonist of Wonder Woman 3, which was greenlit immediately after Wonder Woman 1984 premiered on HBO Max. One merger and a few regime changes later, the film is no longer happening.

Gal Gadot is probably out as Diana Prince as well, and Gunn may secretly be sizing up Godzilla vs. Kong star Eiza Gonzalez to replace her. Regardless of who plays the timeless heroine, we don’t know for sure which version of Circe will be her foil. There have been many iterations over the years, going back to the Golden Age — and, technically, Ancient Greece.

Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman in Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021), HBO Max

In all timelines, though, Circe has shown a penchant for witchcraft and turning men into animals. Chalotra, the embodiment of Yennefer in The Witcher, fits the part perfectly in the eyes of many fans. If this is casting you can see coming to pass, sound off on our social media pages.

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