While we know that James Wan’s Atomic Monster is set to produce ‘Swamp Thing‘ for DC Universe there have also been rumors that he would be directing the series which we’ve now learned is not the case. While everyone is excited to see what he has done with ‘Aquaman’ for DC Films, it doesn’t seem like his directing commitment to the studio will be extended into their upcoming streaming service. He may love the characters which Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson had created years ago but he won’t be directing what Mark Verheiden (‘Ash vs. Evil Dead’) and Gary Dauberman (‘IT’) are putting together in the script.
The recent rumor has Wan co-directing the pilot at the very least, and it has been reported from sources close to the production that “James Wan will unequivocally NOT be directing Swamp Thing.”
While he is a full creative producer in the series and will help weigh in on things such as “the tone, visuals, story, and characters,” he won’t be in the director’s chair.
With the show not set to launch until 2019, there is likely still plenty of time before who we learn which director will be doing the pilot if not the entire series.
Are you looking forward to DC Universe’s ‘Swamp Thing’? Will James Wan not being in the director’s chair change your outlook on the series? Share your thoughts below!
The drama follows what happens when CDC researcher Abby Arcane returns
to her childhood home of Houma, Louisiana, in order to investigate a deadly
swamp-borne virus. There, she develops a surprising bond with scientist Alec
Holland — only to have him tragically taken from her. But as powerful forces
descend on Houma, intent on exploiting the swamp’s mysterious properties for
their own purposes, Abby will discover that the swamp holds mystical secrets,
both horrifying and wondrous — and the potential love of her life may not be
dead after all.