James Mangold Could Direct DC’s Swamp Thing Film


It seems as though James Mangold might be the person that James Gunn will ask to direct DC Studios’ upcoming Swamp Thing movie. If that’s the case, I am very much on board with this idea.

This all came after DC Studios co-CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran finally shared the first chapter of the new DC Universe. They did this yesterday, and Gunn revealed that this first chapter of the DC Universe is going to be called Chapter 1: Gods and Monsters.

Gunn then announced five movies and five TV shows that are going to kickstart the DC Universe. One of the movies he announced yesterday was the supernatural/horror movie, Swamp Thing. He didn’t reveal who will be directing these upcoming DC movies. However, after the announcement was made public, James Mangold took to social media to share his love and enthusiasm for Swamp Thing.

James Mangold might be directing the Swamp Thing movie for DC Studios


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So, what did Mangold do? He took to Twitter to share a page from Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson’s run acclaimed run on Swamp Thing. The full-page illustration shows Swamp Thing standing in the marsh with the sun setting in the background.

He’s looking back over his right shoulder at the reader, and a caption box at the bottom of the page reads:

Like one, who on a lonely road doth walk in fear and dread… and having once turned round, walks on… and turns no more his head… because he knows a frightful fiend doth close behind him tread.

What do you make of this news? Do you think James Mangold is going to make the Swamp Thing movie for DC Studios? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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