James Wan will not direct the Swamp Thing pilot despite rumors


Despite the many rumors circulating, James Wan will not be directing the Swamp Thing pilot.

When it was announced that James Wan’s Atomic Monster production company would be in charge of Swamp Thing, fans were naturally excited. However, a rumor began spreading recently the esteemed director would be moving behind the camera for the show. Bloody Disgusting revealed that he will not direct the pilot or any other episode from the first season.

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While it would be exciting to have him direct, Wan simply seems too busy for the project. He’s currently working on DC’s Aquaman film as well as The Conjuring spin-off, The Nun. Wan will also serve as a producer for both The Children and an untitled sequel for Annabelle.

Thankfully, he will still be a creative force behind the Swamp Thing adaptation. Bloody Disgusting confirmed he will have a big part in crafting the story, characters, tone, and look of the series. This probably means fans can expect a terrifying show compared to a more light-hearted fare. He’s certainly become one of the largest names in the horror industry nowadays.

Swamp Thing is currently aiming for a 2019 release on the DC Universe streaming service. The series has yet to cast any of the characters, or even reveal any artwork. However, the show will probably be eyeing some talented newcomers for roles. Wan has a strong eye for talent, and there’s no doubt the cast will be strong.

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The DC Comics series will focus on a CDC researcher, Abby Arcane, who uncovers the mystical secrets of her hometown swamp. With a compelling premise and a large fan-base, Swamp Thing will probably be a big hit for the DC Universe.

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