James Wan Swamp Thing

It sounds like James Wan is thinking about Guillermo del Toro’s style of filmmaking for the upcoming DC Universe take on ‘Swamp Thing‘ as he is promising a lot of gothic elements to the series.

When making the rounds for ‘Aquaman,’ Wan said of the upcoming series that it was “another piece of property where I think the source material is amazing, with lots of really fascinating characters.” Over the years, Swamp Thing has been written as an ongoing complex character with deep story arcs of supernatural horror which is what they’ll be drawing their source material from. Specifically, we know that the first arc will be based on an iconic tale by Alan Moore.

As to Wan’s plans for what to give us in the series, the producer has shared:

“We want to lean more into the Gothic horror/romance aspect of it. It’s a human story. 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.”

In the comics, Swamp Thing has strayed further from his humanity with each passing year so that this is a topic being so quickly addressed is a good sign as to where we could see the series if it moves past just a single season.

What do you think of ‘Swamp Thing’ having a Gothic horror and romance angle to the series? Are you excited for what James Wan is hoping to give to us? Share your thoughts in the comments 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.

Source: CBR