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Swamp Thing died on the vines of DC Universe, but talks are growing for him to be reborn in J.J. Abrams’ Justice League Dark on HBO Max
The series lasted for 10 episodes and one season on DC Universe.
Its abrupt cancellation was the subject of rumor and controversy.
Initially, the quick yanking was blamed on creative differences with WarnerMedia.
Soon thereafter, news leaked that it was due to decreased tax rebates in filming location North Carolina.
Whatever the true reason, Swamp Thing was a fine horror series that didn’t have the opportunity to bloom.
Swamp Thing doesn’t have exactly the brightest history in live action.
Wes Craven’s 1982 film was delicious B-movie fare but lacked real scares.
The 1989 sequel, The Return of the Swamp Thing, fully embraced camp.
The 1990 show did last three seasons in a TV landscape starving for genre fare.
However, it had a USA Network budget and weak scripts.
Swamp Thing To Join J.J. Abrams’ Justice League Dark on HBO Max
DC Universe’s Swamp Thing was the closest it had gotten to the Southern Gothic of the original Len Wein/Bernie Wrightson comic books and the dark visions of Alan Moore’s run.
When the CW acquired the broadcast rights to the DC Universe series, there were rumors they’d revive the show.
In fact, the character made a cameo in the Arrowverse crossover “Crisis on Infinite Earths.”
But nothing materialized.
I am hearing that Swamp Thing is now planned for J.J. Abrams’ Justice League Dark series on HBO Max.
There are talks of the guardian of the green spinning off into his own show on the streamer.
This Swamp Thing will have absolutely no connection to the DC Universe version.
With decades of quality material in the comics, Swamp Thing certainly has untapped potential.
Whatever J.J. Abrams decides to do with that, it’s clear it’ll have a larger budget on HBO Max.