Rumor becomes fact in the swamp.
James Mangold–the filmmaker behind Logan and the latest Indiana Jones installment–has gone on record as writing the screenplay for the upcoming DC big-screen version of Swamp Thing, according to a report on Collider. Check out the Twitter post announcing the news.
Here’s @mang0ld revealing he’s writing both the #swampthing movie and his #StarWars movie during our red carpet interview at #StarWarsCelebration2023.
This is the first time he’s acknowledged he’s working on ‘Swamp Thing’ for #dc pic.twitter.com/HdTxdpZXJM
— Collider (@Collider) April 7, 2023
Mangold–who’s also scripting a new Star Wars film–told Collider, “I’m writing both right now, and who knows what’s going to happen and what’s going to blossom first. So, here’s your thing: I’m doing Swamp Thing. It’s not a rumor–it’s happening.” Mangold did not say whether he’s also directing the new film, so stay tuned.
The Swamp Thing project–the baby of DC bigwigs James Gunn and Peter Safran–is currently being developed, with no word yet on casting choices or a release window.
The feature film–part of DC’s Chapter One, Gods and Monsters initiative–will explore “the dark origins of Swamp Thing,” and include other DC characters. Gunn said the movie will be” a much more horrific film–but we’ll still have Swamp Thing interact with other characters.”
The DC Comics Swamp Thing character–created by writer Len Wein and artist Bernie Wrightson–made his first appearance in House of Secrets No. 92 in 1971, before earning his own title.
Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on this new Swamp Thing feature.