James Wan is bringing Swamp Thing to DC's streaming service!

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  1. Hello2016

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    My main question as opposed to poster is the rating they are aiming for as well as if the show is supposed to connect to the Titan's and Doom Patrol shows or kept separate.

    Also, I hope the show initially embraces the classic non-plant elemental Swamp Thing then expands outwards if well received into the classic American Gothic storyline to cap things off in the final season American Gothic (Story Arc) - Comic Vine unless there's a better storyline of course. I think a serialized format could suit the show well expanding beyond the the Louisiana bayou capturing small town America and the thematic elements that can be explored therein.

    The intro. to issue 38 involving his trip into a mid-western locale was one of the most unsettling I've read in a comic mainly based on how well it was written. The dark green "forever night" depths of a stillwater covering an abandoned town occupied by vampires of all sorts of ugly...

    On an offtopic note, underwater vampires in an abandoned town could be a focus of a movie regardless of property associated with as not sure I've seen that before too often. :yay: That or re-make Let's Scare Jessica to Death. A very eerie low budget classic with quirky hippies like one would see in the 1960's and an odd little island town...
     
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    If the Show really Starts in May we should get Late January early February our First look from the thing himself and then first footage should be floating around march just guessing
     
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    Yeah the show has been confirmed for May. Shocked we haven't seen him yet...
     
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    i m not Doom Patrol comes first so They they Marketing that strong first
     
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    So many teases... we need to see him!
     
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    Happy new year everyone!

    2019 is going to be a fun ride for us Swampy fans.
     
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    Swamp Thing TV Series Will Lean Into Gothic Horror/Romance, Wan Promises

    Although James Wan has yet to sign on for a sequel to his blockbuster Aquaman, now riding a wave of success at the global box office, the filmmaker's mind isn't far from the world of DC comics. The writer/director of such horror hits as Saw, Insidious: Chapter Two and The Conjuring is also one of the creative minds behind the upcoming supernatural drama Swamp Thing, which he assures will bring the character back to his comic book roots.

    Introduced in 1974 by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson in DC's House of Secretshorror anthology, the swamp monster grew in popularity over the next decade in his own comic series, with the 1980s revival The Sage of the Swamp Thingearning widespread acclaim under writer Alan Moore.

    During a press junket for Aquaman, CBR spoke with Wan about his vision as executive producer for the Swamp Thing live-action series, set to debut this year on the DC Universe streaming service. Comparing the project to his experience developing Aquaman, Wan described Swamp Thing as "another piece of property where I think the source material is amazing, with lots of really fascinating characters."

    The supernatural horror drama follows Abby Arcane (Crystal Reed), a researcher for the Centers for Disease Conntrol, who returns to her childhood home in Houma, Louisiana, to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus. There she develops a surprising bond with scientist Alec Holland (Andy Bean), only for him to be tragically taken away. But when powerful forces descend on the town, intending to exploit the swamp's mysterious properties, Abby discovers that the wetland holds secrets, both wonderful and horrifying, and that Alec may not be dead after all, but instead transformed.

    "We want to lean more into the Gothic horror/romance aspect of it," Wan told CBR, underscoring the influences of the comic book source material.

    "It's a human story," the filmmaker said. "Basically, it's Beauty and the Beast. It's about this guy struggling to find his humanity as he's transforming and becoming more and more of a monster."
     
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    Can. Not. WAIT!
     
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    If he gets this right, Wan’s stock with WB is going to go through the roof.
     
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    Since this show is premiering in May, we should get our first look any day now, right?
     
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  12. Slick

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    Hopefully.
     
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    I’m guessing early February.
     
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    ‘Westworld’s Leonardo Nam Joins ‘Swamp Thing’; Illeana Douglas In ‘Goliath’

     
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    Enough with the casting, give us the Swamp Thing!
     
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    Surprised we have not gotten a look at Mears in full Swamp Thing get up yet.
     
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    They've done a great job at keeping Mears as Swamp Thing under wraps! Still want to see the suit, though!!!
     
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    Same, but in a good way. I hope they'll manage to keep it a secret until they release the trailer.
     
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    When do you think we will get a trailer?
     
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    Probably late March-early April.
     
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    Well, DC dropped the first teaser for Doom Patrol 2 months before its release, so if the May release date is correct for ST, I would expect its first teaser to be released by the end of March.
     
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    Thats fine for a trailer but give us a look at Swampy soon!
     
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  24. Inhuman117

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    maybe it gets leaked but for a official look will not coming very soon , because Doom Patrol comes first also the marketing
     
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    I think DC will give us an official look and it won't be a leak.
     
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