James Mangold In Early Talks To Direct DC’s New ‘Swamp Thing’

by Thomas Tuna

The swamp is reaching out.

James Mangold–the filmmaker behind Logan and the latest chapter in the Indiana Jones franchise–is in very early talks to direct the upcoming DC big-screen version of Swamp Thing, according to a report on Deadline.

The project–just announced this week by DC bigwigs James Gunn and Peter Safran–is in early development, with no script completed yet, so this news is hardly set in stone. But Mangold reportedly is a big fan of the DC Comics swamp dweller, so stay tuned.

The Swamp Thing feature–part of DC’s Chapter One, Gods and Monsters initiative–will explore “the dark origins of Swamp Thing,” and include other DC characters. Gunn described the project as “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–debuted in House of Secrets No. 92 way back in 1971, before landing in his own book.

Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on this Swamp Thing feature.


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