DC Universe’s recent Swamp Thing TV series may only have run for one season, but we haven’t seen the last of the character just yet. Among the slate of new projects announced by DC Studios’ co-CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran is a Swamp Thing movie!
According to Variety, the Swamp Thing movie will “investigate the dark origins of Swamp Thing… through the prism of horror.”
“This is a much more horrific film, but we’ll still have Swamp Thing interact with the other characters,” Gunn said of the project.
The Hollywood Reporter adds that James Mangold (Logan) is in talks to direct the movie. Those talks are said to still be in the early stages.
A humanoid plant creature, Swamp Thing first appeared in the DC universe in 1971 in House of Secrets #92. A previous film adaptation was released in 1982, directed by Wes Craven, spawning a sequel and a TV series.
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)