Before anyone could give their green salad a second look, WB had cancelled James Wan’s DC show, Swamp Thing. The cancellation of the program was an unexpected turn since the show had only been on for one episode. When production of Swamp Thing had begun, the series was given a thirteen series run but later dropped to ten. There was a bit of a serious error done either by WB or the state of North Carolina—both sides are pointing the finger—that caused the plug to be pulled by WB.
Though the series is set to make a full run before going to that big swamp in the sky, it seems that rumors are floating around about a Swamp Thing movie.
Swamp Thing currently runs on the DCEU’s streaming service and fans of the show have been rallying for the reversal of the cancellation. WB’s handling of their properties have been mixed at best in the beginning, but the studio has been finding its footing with their latest features and shows. This might be the push for WB to continue Swamp Thing in a feature film.
The folks at Bloody Disgusting are confirming from their source that the hero plant could find a second life on the big screen. The site reports that James Wan would be on board in some capacity—–they don’t go into specifics—and that the story would be a re-imagine this time around. This version would have no tie to the series and allow the character a fresh start.
The theater is no stranger for the hero. The character did star in his own film directed by Wes Craven and enjoyed a successful life on the small screen as well. My money is that WB might give it a shot. The only direction WB can go is up…I hope.
If you wonder what the show Swamp Thing is all about, here’s the lowdown:
SWAMP THING follows Abby Arcane as she investigates what seems to be a deadly swamp-born virus in a small town in Louisiana but soon discovers that the swamp holds mystical and terrifying secrets. When unexplainable and chilling horrors emerge from the murky marsh, no one is safe.
We’ll keep you updated on all of this as we get it.