swamp thing cancellation

Lots of people seemed shocked when DC Universe’s Swamp Thing was cancelled – including the people who worked on the show. In the wake of the sudden Swamp Thing cancellation, sources close to the production are speaking out, revealing that no one saw this coming, and that a potential three-season arc was planned out.

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Following a reduced episode order and reports of a troubled production, DC Universe is pulling the plug on Swamp Thing. The supernatural superhero series, based on the comics by writer Len Wein and artist Bernie Wrightson, has been cancelled merely one week after it premiered on the DC Universe streaming service.

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Gary Dauberman has moved up in James Wan’s crew. He’s written the three Annabelle movies and makes his directorial debut on Annabelle Comes Home. He also produced The Curse of La Llorona and wrote and produced The Nun. He’s also co-created DC Universe’s new Swamp Thing streaming series, which Wan produced via his Atomic Monster production company.

Dauberman spoke with /Film by phone about Swamp Thing this week. He’s about to make the press rounds again next month for Annabelle Comes Home and he also gave us updates on Salem’s Lot, It: Chapter 2, the Train to Busan remake, Annabelle Comes Home and Are You Afraid Of the Dark. Swamp Thing premieres today on DC Universe.

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Swamp Thing is not Mark Verheiden’s first comic book adaptation. He wrote the screenplay for Timecop, based on his own comic, and the screenplay for The Mask. He also wrote for Daredevil on Netflix. Now he is running DC Universe’s Swamp Thing alongside Gary Dauberman.

Verheiden spoke with /Film by phone this week. Swamp Thing was originally going to run 13 episodes but the last three were cut. He addressed that and the development of the streaming series in our interview. Swamp Thing premieres today.

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The full Swamp Thing trailer is here in all its icky horror. The new DC Universe show brings the DC comics character to life, with producer James Wan working behind-the-scenes. Swamp Thing underwent some production woes earlier this year, reducing its first season from a planned thirteen episodes down to only ten. But that doesn’t mean the series will turn out to be a disappointment. At the very least, the series looks to be embracing its horror roots, and employing some nifty practical effects to boot. Watch the Swamp Thing trailer below.

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Swamp Thing trailer

The comic book character Swamp Thing hasn’t appeared in film or television in a significant way since the 1990s, but that’s about to change when he gets his own live-action series on the DC Universe streaming service this summer.

We caught a quick glimpse of the character in a brief teaser last week, but now there’s a full trailer for the upcoming show that leans into the horror angle and capitalizes on the fact that James Wan (The Conjuring, Insidious) is executive producing the series. Check it out below.
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DC Universe Comics Library

This week, DC Universe is adding roughly 10,000 digital comics to the library that is available to customers who signed up for the subscription service. It’s part of their recently announced efforts to have nearly every DC Comics issue they’ve ever released available through the digital library. However, if you’re a fan of the DC Comics imprints like Vertigo, Milestone, and Black Label, then you might be disappointed to hear they won’t be in the DC Universe comics library. Read More »

swamp thing tv series teaser

Earlier today, word broke that there was trouble in the world of the Swamp Thing TV series being made for DC Universe. The show’s shooting schedule was unexpectedly slashed, resulting in cast and crew being sent home. Then we learned the show’s original 13-episode order was shortened to 10. And then we got word of creative differences plaguing the production. Perhaps in an attempt at damage control, a new Swamp Thing TV series teaser has arrived. Watch it below.

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Earlier today, we reported that Swamp Thing wrapped production early due to “creative differences,” with a truncated 10-episode season set to debut on the DC Universe streaming at the end of May. However, with the reports of the show’s filming ending sooner than expected came rumors that this indicated trouble for DC Universe. /Film can confirm that this is not the case.

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Update: /Film has confirmed that Swamp Thing will keep its May 31, 2019 release date on DC Universe. Read more below.

DC Universe’s Swamp Thing is reportedly ending production sooner than expected. The upcoming streaming series, based on the supernatural superhero created by writer Len Wein and artist Bernie Wrightson, seems to have shut down production early amid behind-the-scenes troubles.

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