It’s been revealed that James Mangold is currently in talks with DC Studios to direct their upcoming Swamp Thing movie, which I think is a great choice! This all comes after DC Studios’ co-CEO, James Gunn, announced the upcoming movies and TV shows to come from the studio.
He said that these five movies and five TV shows he announced were part of what he called Chapter 1: Gods And Monsters. One of the movies that he announced was a Swamp Thing movie, and he also added that it’s going to be a horror movie.
This is something that I’ve wanted to see for years. I’ve wanted to see a horror movie that was set in a superhero universe for a long, long time. I’m going to be completely honest with you, I loved James Gunn’s announcements for the future of the DC Universe.
James Mangold looking to direct DC’s Swamp Thing
It’s been revealed by The Hollywood Reporter that Mangold is in talks with DC Studios to direct the upcoming Swamp Thing movie. This doesn’t mean that he’s 100% going to direct the picture. However, it’s a good indication that he’s the frontrunner for the job.
Mangold is currently working on the fifth Indiana Jones movie, which is called Indiana Jones And The Dail Of Destiny.
The director then tweeted a simple (but moody and poetic) image of Swamp Thing, drawn by co-creator Bernie Wrightson. Gunn retweeted the post, suggesting that the talks were heading in a hopeful direction.
Swamp Thing will be DC Studios’ horror movie!
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It’s been reported that the filmmaker is a huge fan of the Swamp Thing character. According to The Hollywood Reporter’s sources, he approached Gunn and Safran with his ideas.
Swamp Thing is still quite a ways off at the moment. It seems as though Mangold’s next project after Indiana Jones And The Dial of Destiny will be a Bob Dylan biopic for Paramount. So, it looks like he’ll start working on the movie once he’s finished with the Bob Dylan biopic.
Swamp Thing was created by writer Len Wein and horror artist Wrightson. The character first appeared in a stand-alone story in 1971’s House of Secrets No. 92. The character proved popular enough that he got his own book soon after, although it was short-lived.
The character achieved his peak in the 1980s during an incredible run written by Alan Moore and drawn by John Totleben and Stephen R. Bissette. The book was at the forefront of burgeoning and envelope-pushing comic titles that included Moore’s The Watchmen, Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns, Art Spiegelman’s Maus and other works that brought new energy into comics.
During this run, Swamp Thing evolved from a simple horror comic into one with a deep elemental mythology featuring concepts such as the Parliament of Trees and tackling complex themes of life and death. The run also introduced another supernatural hero, John Constantine, and its more adult nature led to the creation of the mature readers’ comics imprint Vertigo.
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