Despite DC Universe cancelling Swamp Thing after just one episode had aired, it looks as if this iconic character may get to continue his antics on the big screen.
This is all far from being set in stone, but We Got This Covered and Bloody Disgusting are reporting that Warner Bros. is looking at the possibility of developing a Swamp Thing movie. This is down to the positive reaction to Swamp Thing and the noise generated over the show being axed.
Sadly, these reports state that, if such a film does happen, the cast of the TV series would be replaced by an all-new cast. However, Swamp Thing producer James Wan would still be involved in some capacity in what would be an out-and-out horror picture.
Where Swamp Thing’s cancellation is concerned, the main reasons for the series being canned seem to be creative differences and an issue with tax in the North Carolina locale that the show was shot in.
As a character, Swamp Thing began life back in 1971 and has appeared in a whole host of different mediums over the decades. Wes Craven would helm 1982’s Swamp Thing movie, with a sequel following in 1989. On the small screen, a three-season USA Network show ran during the early ‘90s, and there was similarly a far-too-short-lived animated series during those years.
Like we mentioned, a new Swamp Thing movie is far from official right now. But at least it’s good to hear that something may at some point happened.
Expect more on all of this as and when we get it.