Some new details regarding the upcoming Swamp Thing series have emerged online. Writer Gary Dauberman, known for his work on IT and several movies set within The Conjuring universe, has been tapped to help bring Swamp Thing to life for DC's upcoming streaming service, DC Universe. Now, Dauberman has revealed some of what we can expect from the live-action take on the beloved character and it should make fans quite happy.
Gary Dauberman was recently out promoting the release of The Nun, which he wrote and had a very big debut at the box office over the weekend. During a recent interview, he was asked about the Swamp Thing series. While he couldn't dive too deep into specifics, he did reveal that they're going for a hard R tone and that it will feature practical effects. Specifically, an actual suit for the titular character. Here's what Dauberman had to say about it.
"We always set out to make Swamp Thing as hard R as we could and go graphic with the violence, with the adult themes and make it as scary as possible. Because we're doing it through the DC streaming service, they really pushed us, although they didn't have to push hard, for us to go as extreme as we could. We really took our inspiration from the Alan Moore run in Swamp Thing, this landmark I think run. Fans of that series will know it gets pretty weird and extreme and scary. We really wanted to live up to that standard that [Alan] Moore set up back in the '80s. Then of course it allows us, Swamp Thing himself looks incredible what Justin Raleigh and the guys over at Fractured are doing with the suit. So it's going to look amazing and less of the 'man in suit' that you've seen in the movie and the other TV show."
That all sounds like it would be in line with what fans of the character would want to see. DC has already displayed its willingness to go R-rated with these new shows for DC Universe, as the Titans trailer featured Robin saying "f*** Batman." Aside from Gary Dauberman, the creative team for Swamp Thing includes Len Wiseman (Sleepy Hollow), who will also direct the pilot and executive produce. Mark Verheiden (Daredevil) will co-write the series with Dauberman. They will both also act as showrunners and executive producers. James Wan, director of Aquaman and The Conjuring, is also on board as an executive producer.
Swamp Thing does not yet have an exact premiere date. However, DC Universe launches later this month on September 15. Titans will debut on October 12 and will be the service's first live-action action series. Doom Patrol and Stargirl shows are also in the works, in addition to a Harley Quinn animated series and a third season of Young Justice. We'll be sure to keep you up to date as more details on the project are made available. This was originally reported by Slash Film.